3,200 solar panels installed on the factory roof in Nybro, Sweden.

THIS IS WHERE WE ARE: SOLAR POWER AND SUSTAINABILITY.
Updated: 7 July, 2021


Working sustainably is a key element of our strategy, our culture and our day-to-day operations. We are convinced it is essential to our survival and our success. As such, we are actively engaged with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We want our products to contribute to sustainable development through creativity, innovation, and constant learning in cooperation with our suppliers, our customers, and the local communities where we operate. This is a project that never ends, an ongoing journey towards an evolving destination.


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND CIRCULARITY

Because we produce our products ourselves, we control the raw materials and processes we employ. But the designs must be sustainable and long-term as well. Products with high-quality design look good longer and are more likely to be reused in new settings. Making a product that is attractive enough to survive a move from one office to another significantly reduces its long-term environmental footprint. For us, appealing, timeless design that can stand up to years of hard use is essential.

“We want our products to remain usable in the long
term, from office to office, from school to school” 

When a product is damaged, it must be possible to repair it. When it is no longer needed, it must be possible to strip it down to its parts and reuse them in new products. Whether a product will be able to circulate from cradle to cradle is determined during its design phase. Circularity is thus an indispensable part of design process.


OUR ROAD TO NET ZERO

Today our production facility in Nybro, Sweden is completely self-sufficient with respect to renewable energy, thanks to thanks to geothermal heating and over 3,200 solar panels on the factory roof. The panels produce 1.1 million kWh annually. In the coming months, we will be adding even more solar panels. The surplus energy will charge electric cars in the factory car park and compensate for energy used in our external showrooms and sales offices. The system is built to provide sustainable energy for many decades to come.

Even though our production in Sweden is self-sufficient with respect to renewable energy, our products contain raw materials and details that are produced elsewhere. We’re committed to finding local suppliers to minimize transports. To better understand how to reduce our climate footprint, we are currently carrying out extensive analyses, which will provide data enabling us to compare the carbon dioxide emissions of every product in our range. When we know how and how much each product affects the environment, we will be able to make necessary improvements.

During 2021, we will be presenting our comprehensive plan for how and when we expect to achieve NET ZERO – that is, when the difference between the volume of greenhouse gases we produce and the volume of greenhouse gases we remove from the atmosphere is zero. It will not be an easy journey, but we’re convinced it’s a journey we all need to make.


SUSTAINABLY MADE IN SWEDEN

Lintex is a Swedish family company founded in 1983. Today, 80% of our products are manufactured at our factory in Nybro, Småland, a region traditionally associated with innovation, enterprise and furniture production  – a heritage that’s very much alive in our staff. Our employees include several generations of people with experience in manufacturing everything from Swedish art glass to flat-pack furniture, from textiles to automobiles.


RAW MATERIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS

We strive to ensure that all wood used in our products is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These are international organizations promoting sustainable use of forests. The e3 ceramic steel whiteboard surfaces we use are 99.9% recyclable and Cradle to Cradle Certified. We work closely with the Swedish reference and labelling system Möbelfakta and the Swedish assessment system Byggvarubedömningen. We are also ISO 14001-certified.


DOCUMENTATION:

Supplier Code of Conduct 2021 (PDF)
Group Code of Conduct 2021 (PDF)
Sustainability Policy 2021 (PDF)