關愛地球。

在 Ekornes 艾克尼斯,環保節能對我們而言不只是口號,這不僅是我們提出倡議的理由,更是我們的生活方式,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。

我們有幸稱為家園的這片美麗土地描繪出當代人辛勤工作的景象,同時也講述幾百年前便來到此地居住之先民的故事。與土地和海洋的歷史情結,讓我們有更多理由要保護先祖航海之峽灣的清澈海水,以及維護家庭賴以維生的壯麗山景。沒有這些美妙的地形,我們就無法獲得現在的成就。

保護環境不但能保護我們的過去,同時還能鋪設好邁向未來的康莊大道。我們過去以來享受的美景,到了未來也應該存在。保障未來世代的生活品質,要靠所有平凡的勞工共同努力,每一天都要齊心協力維持健康的環境。

在 Ekornes 艾克尼斯,我們努力的目的並不是為了簡化流程或降低成本,而是要為我們在乎的家人、朋友、挪威居民以及 Ekornes 艾克尼斯客戶實現最大的利益。

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。我們會回收碎片並運用於生產需求,不會製造滿坑滿谷的垃圾。以製作 Stressless 思特萊斯舒適椅底座的高級歐洲山毛櫸為例。我們會收集並燃燒過量的木片,用於製造廠區所需的熱能,以利降低能源需求並保護周圍的森林。或是收集製造沙發和椅子所用的皮革碎片,再轉售給製造小型產品的公司,這樣就不會浪費任何資源。

我們的工程師設計出相當複雜的製程,盡力保障本公司員工和土地的安全。我們運用精密製程建造金屬底座 (例如密閉迴圈鋼去脂製程),避免將有害氣體排放到空氣和峽灣中。我們採行創新的工序和製程,致力於保障員工的健康和水質的潔淨。

我們不斷在尋找和購買環保材料並運用水性漆和亮光漆。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且能使用數十年的產品。我們每天的努力就是讓 Ekornes 艾克尼斯成為優質品牌的原因所在。我們為您提供可永續使用的傢俱,讓您也能為地球盡一份心力。

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.