Now only renewable candles at Clas Ohlson
Clas Ohlson continues to develop its range to become more sustainable and phases out paraffins and fossil based materials from all indoor candles. Today Clas Ohlson's entire range of candles is manufactured from renewable sources.
Clas Ohlson takes further steps to offer its customers products for a more sustainable lifestyle and has developed the entire range of candles to be manufactured from renewable materials. All candles, tea lights and pillar candles are made of 100 per cent stearin while scented candles are made of a vegetable wax.
– We want to help our customers to make more sustainable choices, and by now being able to offer our entire range of candles free of paraffins and fossil substances, our customers can light our candles with good conscience, says Åsa Portnoff Sundström, Head of sustainability at Clas Ohlson.
When burning candles consisting of paraffins and other fossil based substances, fossil carbon dioxide is being released in the same way as when oil and gasoline are combusted. The carbon dioxide produced by the combustion of candles from renewable raw materials such as stearin or vegetable wax is part of a natural cycle and is therefore not considered to have any impact on the greenhouse effect.
The development of the range of candles and the transition to exclusively renewable raw materials is part of Clas Ohlson's sustainability agenda From here to sustainability.
For more information, please contact:
Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13
Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in six countries via its over 200 stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of over 7.5 billion SEK and more than 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com