Environmental Impact

Complex processes are designed by our engineers to ensure the safety of our employees as well as our land. We use intensive processes, such as close-loop steel degreasing to build metal bases, which allows us to avoid harmful emissions into the air and the fjords. We implement new practices and processes to protect the health of our employees and the cleanliness of our water.

Green materials are sought out and purchased and water-based paints and lacquers are sourced. Only the highest quality materials are used. Our goal is to build a product with a minimal ecological footprint, a product that spans decades. Our daily efforts are what make Ekornes products quality products. We give you furniture that lasts, so you too can do your part for the earth.

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.