SKAGERAK: Concrete measurements provide valuable overview

How to work in a structured and documentable manner with the environment and climate?

Skagerak has used environmental impact mapping as a basis for extensive changes in the value chain to benefit the climate.

Skagerak designs and produces high-quality furniture in European and Asian factories using materials such as wood, textiles, ceramics and metal.

Impact and responsibility are integral parts of Skagerak’s business and the company has committed to Net Zero Emissions by 2030. With the aim of being able to launch measures against the largest emissions, Skagerak first completed a comprehensive mapping of climate impact in the value chain. The identification of various risks and emissions has become a tool for decision-making concerning environmentally targeted efforts with documentable effects.

The mapping has made it possible to look at all products – even small elements. Skagerak found that transporting materials for production was to blame for a large part of the company’s CO2 emissions, and it was therefore decided to move production closer to where the raw materials are produced.

Skagerak offers specific pieces of advice for other companies that want to be more sustainable:

  • Map the value chain and remember to also look at services and data.
  • Be realistic and start somewhere – you can’t do everything at once.
  • Reach out to other companies for inspiration and feedback; most people want to share their experiences. This is how it becomes easier to envision a greener future!

Benefits for the environment:

  • Documentation of environmental impacts allows for targeted efforts.
  • Less CO2 emissions: by moving production closer to the raw materials, CO2 emissions from transport are minimized.
  • Skagerak aims to have net zero CO2 emissions for scope 1 (direct emissions), 2 (emissions from purchased electricity and heat) and 3 (emissions from the value chain) by 2030.

Skagerak on mapping environmental impact in the value chain:

“It doesn’t have to be hugely advanced, you can find something that doesn’t cost the earth, but can be hugely valuable to your business”

Mia Møgelgaard, Global Impact Manager, Skagerak.

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