The world is facing a number of serious challenges that must be addressed urgently. To point the way to a sustainable future, the United Nations (UN) has identified a number of areas for improvement, which are summarized in 17 goals: The Sustainable Development Goals These offer a comprehensive approach to support governments, companies, organizations and people around the world in solving these problems. After reviewing the 17 goals and assessing our ability to support their successful fulfillment, we have selected three goals on which we will place our main focus.
When we tell the world about affordable, functional and sustainable furniture, it is our intention to offer safe furniture made from responsible materials at a price level that leaves no room for inferior alternatives on the market. That way, we hope the healthy choice is an option. . for everyone, regardless of future income level.
We make furniture and thus inevitably affect the climate, the environment, and the surrounding communities, and in everything we do, we constantly strive to be more sustainable. We strive to use as many certified raw materials as possible, some of which are recycled, to optimize production waste streams and eliminate as many unsustainable materials as possible. We expect the same from our suppliers. We encourage consumers to buy sustainable products like our furniture and use them sustainably so that they last longer and can be recycled after use.
Our goal is to reduce the energy consumption in our production, and we pack our products in flat and compact boxes to optimize transport. In the coming years we will collect all the necessary data to be able to further improve our climate.
It is inevitable that the production of furniture, like any other high-volume production, will have an impact on the climate. At OLS we try to minimize these effects in every possible way with the tools and procedures available to us. We must rely on valid data for decisions. In the coming years we will increase the collection of various climate-related data. This work is already in progress; We have already mapped the vast majority of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions and the process has started mapping and analyzing our Scope 3 CO2 emissions. Scope 1 and 2, which include all emissions related to our own operations and assets, are under our own direct control. Scope 3 requires that we work with our suppliers, customers and the environment, which means that this part of the process is much more demanding.