Sustainability is about doing things a little better all of the time. Our long-term vision is to be a world-leading company in sustainability in our industry. The road there is paved with challenges, and while we have come a long way in our work, we are dependent on stakeholders who have not always managed to develop at the same pace. This means our daily work is not just about becoming better ourselves, but also influencing those around us to do things better. We have regular sustainability-related talks and meetings with our stakeholders, meetings in which we air different issues and try to find constructive solutions to shared problems. There are also many examples of where we have successfully created changes that have brought improvements to our entire industry.
In 2015, we have taken additional steps in our work – and many of these steps will have a major bearing on our offering in the period ahead. One of the most important is that we now have defined the criteria that will apply to our products in order for them to be categorized as Take Care in all of our product areas. We have also adopted a new policy which clearly states that Haglöfs’ offering will be completely free of fluorocarbon impregnation by 2020.
For us, it goes without saying that our impact on the environment should be as small as possible. At the same time, it is one of several important sustainability perspectives and we are working in parallel on many fronts.
We invite you to learn more about our work on the pages that follow.
Kallhäll, April 2016
Lennart Ekberg, Director of Sustainability