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The UN’s 2030 Agenda, which outlines the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is the most ambitious agenda for sustainable development that the world’s countries have ever undertaken.

The UN’s project to establish sustainable development goals was launched to encourage companies to choose more sustainable ways of operating when it comes to social, environmental and economic factors in business processes. Activities related to anti-corruption and human rights are included in the UN’s sustainable development goals.

How and why are we committed to change?

Spaljisten has chosen to focus on sustainability by integrating it in our vision.

The UN’s 2030 Agenda, which outlines the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is the most ambitious agenda for sustainable development that the world’s countries have ever undertaken. It has been launched to achieve four essential objectives by 2030:      

  1. Eliminate extreme poverty 2. Reduce inequality and injustice in the world 3. Facilitate peace and justice 4. Solve the climate crisis

The UN’s project to establish sustainable development goals was launched to encourage companies to choose more sustainable ways of operating when it comes to social, environmental and economic factors in business processes. Activities related to anti-corruption and human rights are included in the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Spaljisten has chosen to focus on sustainability by integrating it in our vision, defined as: “Spaljisten is a world class furniture front manufacturer that keeps the next generation in mind.” With this statement we want to ensure that responsible

decisions are always made that contribute to sustainable development. We take responsibility for implementing this vision by aligning the economic, environmental and social aspects of our strategic work and operations and integrating them in our products and production. This applies to the entire value chain for customers, suppliers and the company.   Spaljisten has committed itself to this work and has decided to actively focus on the goals: 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12.

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Our goals

Sustainability manager
Ermal Devce
3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Good health is an essential precondition that gives people the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to society, and the development of the company.

■ The goal: Good health and well-being is a basic precondition for Spaljisten.

Head of HR
Martina Gustavsson
5. GENDER EQUALITY

Working actively with gender equality improves well-being, efficiency, productivity and profitability. This work is about creating the conditions for democracy, equity between individuals and groups and about adhering to laws and agreements.

■ The goal: Increase the number of colleagues from the underrepresented gender.

CTO
Manfred Piesack
7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and minimise environmental impacts.

■ The goal: Secure access to clean, reliable and renewable energy across Spaljisten’s operations.

CEO
Florim Albborn
10. REDUCED INEQUALITY

An equal work environment is based on the principle of upholding everyone’s rights regardless of e.g. gender, religion, disability age or other status.

■ The goal: To reduce inequality and ensure an equitable workplace.

Business development manager
Johan Engström
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Ensuring that we manufacture products using recycled materials.

■ The goal: To work actively with customers and suppliers to ensure sustainable production and output of products.

Activities per goal

3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Actions to achieve the goal:

Start-up of Lean roadmap with 5S training for management.

Simplified measures to improve working environment. A handbook giving step-by-step guidance has also been developed.

Health-focused initiative for all employees was launched in May.

Box-opening event to improve understanding of quality requirements.

Managers and safety officers have received training in risk analysis and WIA.

Crisis and continuity presentation for management.

Completed workshop themed “We are each other’s working environment”.

5. GENDER EQUALITY

Actions to achieve the goal:

Revise wages and gender equality plan on an annual basis.

Conduct all recruitments according to established recruitment policy.

Select the underrepresented gender when two candidates are equally qualified for a position.

Prioritise the underrepresented gender when selecting trainees, thesis candidates and summer workers provided they have a relevant focus of study.

Completed recruitments according to recruitment policy.

Annual employee survey to be carried out.

Completed workshop themed “We are each other’s working environment”.

7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

Actions to achieve the goal:

Three production halls have been fitted with LED lights.

Implemented Energy Controller system to measure energy consumption (electricity, district heating, water and compressed air) at factory level.

Completed leaking inspection (compressed air) and rectified faults.

Signed agreement to use 100% renewable energy from windpower.

All lights in the factory continue to be replaced by LED.

Currently installing energy measurement systems for all machines.

Working actively to optimise energy consumption.

New production hall to be built according standards for high energy classification.

New requirement set for energy efficient engines when purchasing machines.

Planning to install solar cells in new factory facilities.

10. REDUCED INEQUALITY

Actions to achieve the goal:

Winner of the Employer of the Year-award in Region Öland.

Introduced newly arrived immigrants in our workforce.

Recruited new employees with different backgrounds.

Raised competence levels and shifted employees to more advanced work flows.

Completed recruitments according to recruitment policy.

Annual employee survey to be carried out.

Completed workshop themed “We are each other’s working environment.

Choosing the right person for the right job.

12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Our idea of sustainable consumption and production rests on the principle of manufacturing products using the highest possible share of renewable materials, while at the same time keeping our waste and waste products to a minimum. Over the past year we developed a kitchen cabinet front made entirely from recycled materials. Producing a cabinet front that measures 40x80 cm requires 18 PET bottles. Sustainable consumption not only creates environmental gains but also social and economic benefits, for example increased competitiveness of the global market by being at the cutting edge.

We monitor our development and percentage increases in the following areas:

Share of recycled wood in particleboard.

Share of recycled plastic in foil.

Share of recycled plastic in the edging.

Share of bio-based glue in our products.

NEWS

2020-10-28

Think big but act small

As the future changes it is necessary for us to understand how it also affect our customers’ expectations.

2020-10-08

The road towards a more sustainable kitchen front

Talking about sustainability is in many ways complicated but at the same time very simple. We always work with the next generation in mind and this leads us in our choices towards a more sustainable production and end product. This is how we manufactured our most sustainable kitchen front so far.

2020-09-21

CFO with a focus on the future

We are strengthening our team with Malin Kirejs Hellbjer, who joined us as Chief Financial Officer at Spaljisten. Malin also works at one of our sibling companies in the group, KG-list, where she has the same role.

2020-09-15

Spaljisten collaborates with TEXO in new automated logistics solutions

Spaljisten has placed orders for new automated logistics solutions for handling large volumes in the factory in Åseda and has signed an agreement with TEXO from Älmhult. Together with TEXO, we have developed very good solutions for moving large volumes internally in the factory with safety and durability in mind.

2020-09-03

Spaljisten choose Granflo Bygg AB to build a production facility

Spaljisten continues to invest in the future and now by expanding its premises from 35,000 to 41,500 sq.m. Granflo Bygg AB is entrusted with building a new modern production facility

2020-07-20

Made in Sweden from more sustainable sources

Climate-smart materials such as wood and recycled plastic creates a positive ripple effect for our environment. Our vision to “manufacture fronts of the highest quality and with the next generation in mind” pushes us to produce more sustainable fronts. PET-bottle and plastic recycling also give us the opportunity to use plastic with a reduced energy consumption.

2020-07-06

New AEO permit provides increased security for physical and digital intrusion

AEO stands for "Authorized Economic Operator" and is an EU joint permit. The purpose of the permit is to create increased security in the world, as well as to harmonise the customs administration in the EU. In the spring of 2020, Spaljisten was able to implement both AEOC - Customs simplifications and AEOS - Security and safety permit.

2020-06-24

Pressrelease: Spaljisten places a large order to Automationsteknik

Spaljisten AB places an order for two highly automated packing and palletizing solutions for 50 million SEK during the Corona crisis. Spaljisten continues to invest for the future by ordering two super-modern packing and palletizing solutions from Automationsteknik. Through these investments, Spaljisten will greatly increase its production capacity on both kitchen and wardrobe fronts

2020-06-12

We care - Spaljistens Sustainability report 2019

Spaljisten now presents the sustainability report with the combined financial report for 2019. The Sustainability Report explains our development over the past year and clarifies how we work actively with sustainability in our operations.

2020-06-01

Spaljisten and HOMAG continue their 45 years successful journey

Spaljisten has ordered a Laminating Line from HOMAG. With this investment Spaljisten will become a complete supplier of laminated boards, both as panels and ready made fronts, including the fast growing trend of fronts with integrated handles.