Kährs to focus on six 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Kährs, a leading manufacturer and distributor of flooring, has in line with its sustainability program decided to focus on six of the 2030 UN Sustainability Development Goals: Good Health and Well-being, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action and Life on Land.
Over the decades, Kährs, in cooperation with its customers, became a leader in providing flooring offering high expectations of quality and design and innovative and sustainable solutions. Sustainability and environmental actions are at the heart of Kährs Group. As the UN sustainable development goals are recognized across global industries Kährs will adopt and integrate six of the global goals into its overall business operations.
“Kährs ambition is to contribute to a more sustainable society and we have chosen these six SDG goals in areas where we have the most impact. We are integrating these goals into our business operations and sustainability plan to further support our commitment to offer products that are healthy, recyclable, perform to the highest standards, and based on responsibly sourced materials”, says Christer Persson, President and CEO of Kährs Group.
Ongoing sustainable initiatives include using more sustainable internal transportations, one company goal is to have all internal transports running on fossil-free fuel. Aligned with the goal of affordable and clean energy, the company will continue its efforts in reducing energy use and increase the amount of energy from renewable sources. Another goal is to secure sustainable sourcing of its raw materials and products.
“Our sustainability program characterizes all parts of who we are and what we do. We are taking responsibility to minimize our environmental footprint by utilizing innovative, sustainable solutions and actions”, says Bruce Uhler, Sustainability Manager at Kährs.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals was adopted by all UN’s member states in 2015. All signatories decided together, to achieve a social, environmental and economically sustainable development. Read more at: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
For further information, please contact:
Helén Johansson, Corporate Communication, Kährs Group
Tel: +46 70 364 60 30
About Kährs Group
Kährs Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of flooring with the aim of providing customer experiences beyond expectations. Kährs innovations have shaped the industry throughout its history and the company is dedicated to offering flooring solutions for every room, environment and need. The company delivers sustainable and durable flooring solutions to more than 70 countries, being a market leader in hardwood flooring in Sweden, Finland and Russia, and having strong positions in other key markets, such as Norway, the UK and Germany. The Group has approximately 1,700 employees and annual sales of more than SEK 3 billion. www.kahrsgroup.com