關愛地球。

對 Ekornes 易康諾而言,環保不僅僅是一個口號。環保是我們的生活方式,因為尊重環境代表我們尊重企業的光榮遺產和挪威的文化。

我們有幸能稱為家園的美麗土地描繪著先代人辛勤工作的圖畫,講述著幾百年前便到此地居住之先祖的故事。與土地和海洋的歷史情結,讓我們亟欲保護先祖在其之上航海之峽灣的清澈海水,以及家族賴以維生的壯麗群山及土地。沒有這些莊嚴神聖的地貌,我們就無法獲得今時今日的成就。

保護環境不但能保存我們的過去,同時還能鋪設通往未來的康莊大道。未來應該擁有我們過去一直享有的相同美景。要確保未來世代的生活品質,現在就要盡力維持健康的環境,未來的成果是由一點一滴的勞力、日積月累的改變積累而成。

在 Ekornes 易康諾,我們每天所做的努力並不是爲了簡化程序或降低成本,而是爲了我們關愛之人的福祉:我們的家人、朋友、挪威同胞以及 Ekornes 易康諾的顧客。

我們將材料重複用於實際用途,以減少對於其他資源的需求 – 這些資源可用於更理想的用途。我們會回收廢料循環再用來滿足需求,而不會丟棄到滿坑滿谷的堆填區。以用在 Stressless 座椅底座上的櫸木爲例,我們會收集及燃燒過剩的木屑,以產生廠區所需的熱能,從而降低能源需求,保護周圍的森林。或是收集製造梳化及座椅時剩下的皮革碎片,銷售予製造小型產品的公司,物盡其用。

工程師設計了複雜的生產程序,以確保員工和土地的安全。我們採用精密的程序,如製造金屬底座時的密閉迴圈鋼脫脂法,避免有害氣體排放到空氣和峽灣中。我們實施創新的慣例和程序,以保護員工的健康和空氣的潔淨。

我們尋找和購買環保材料並運用水溶性油漆和亮光漆。我們只使用最高品質的材料。我們的目標是製造生態足跡最少、能使用數十年的產品。我們每天所做的努力就是讓 Ekornes 易康諾成為優質品牌的原因所在。我們為您提供堅固耐用的傢俱,讓您也能為地球盡一分力。

Ekornes policy for sustainable leather sourcing

One of the key environmental focus areas for Ekornes is to make products that last for a long time. To do so our leather needs to be of top quality and performance. Our own inspectors take part in the leather selection, which is conducted in accordance with international norms for quality determination. All Ekornes tanneries shall comprehend, sign and comply to Ekornes’ quality specification for leather.

Ekornes take the responsibility to make sure that the leather is manufactured according to current laws, guidelines and recommendations relating to their utilisation properties, and for the use and content of chemicals and other substances. Ekornes are cooperating with recognised international institutions in this line of business to ensure that we are updated at all times with events relating to health, safety and the environment. Ekornes are applying as a member of the Leather Working Group (LWG) endeavouring to promote improvement in the leather manufacturing industry by creating alignment on environmental priorities, bringing visibility to best practices and providing guidelines for continuous improvement.

All Ekornes’ leather suppliers shall comprehend, sign and comply to Ekornes’ restricted substance specification (RSL) for leather. The RSL is kept up to date by BLC Leather technology, ensuring that all relevant legal and chemical safety requirements are included. Ekornes do random sample testing for RSL compliance in addition to having suppliers do testing.
Ekornes only use leather from cattle bred for food production (meat, dairy). For Ekornes the animal welfare perspective in our leather supply chain is highly important. Animal welfare is also included in Ekornes’ Supplier Principles, stating our requirements and expectations to our suppliers. Ekornes recognize and endeavour to promote The Five Freedoms recommendations on animal welfare set out by the World Organisation by Animal Health (OIE) as a guideline for the leather supply chain.
1. 1.    Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
2. 2.    Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
3. 3.    Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. 4.    Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
5. 5.    Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

Ekornes promote management and measures avoiding the use of leather from deforestation areas. This includes buying from tanneries that are sourcing from slaughter houses that make public commitments to stop directly sourcing cattle from ranches with illegal activities and agreed to avoid purchase from properties from deforestation and protected areas, such as the Amazon Biome.