Sustainability

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With sustainability as part of our DNA

We feel a major responsibility for the environment and contributing towards a more sustainable world. Therefore, we place great importance on developing products with low environmental impact and lasting quality that are responsibly made with care. Sustainability is in our business DNA, woven into the products from the drawing board to end-use through to recycling. The aspects of sustainability are our framework. We want to make it easy for our customers to make sustainable choices, and together we can achieve the vision of a sustainable future.

Materials, design, production, component origin, information, suppliers etc. are examples of the aspects we work from. Transparency throughout the supply chain is crucial, and we only work with partners that share our vision. By raising an awareness we can promote and encourage sustainable sourcing.

A key factor for progress is curiosity and being open to new solutions such as switching to recycled materials, design for circular economy, fewer components etc.
- We have begun an exciting journey filled with possibilities.

Further down the page, you can read more about our sustainability work with Möbelfakta, the UN's Global Sustainability Goals and ISO 14001 & 9001.
Under Download you'll find certificates and our sustainability policy. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our Head of Sustainability or our knowledgeable staff.

Sara Shakespeare
Head of Sustainability

Tel +46-11-21 14 66 / Send E-mail


Why choose TreCe?

We need to act together and now to stop climate change and to create a sustainable development of our world. That's why it's important for everyone to do their bit.
By working with sustainable partners and choosing sustainable products, we can together support and take action for a sustainable development. We have chosen to invest in sustainability and would love to work with customers who share our vision - together we can really make a difference!

Here are some reasons to choose us:

  • 174 unique products approved by Möbelfakta
  • We are certified according to ISO 14001 and 9001
  • We support the UN's Global Sustainability Goals 2030
  • We have the sustainability information in our product sheets
  • We have sustainability goals and policies
  • We use recycled materials
  • We keep track of our suppliers in the supply chain
  • We require the supply chain to operate in accordance with our Code of Conduct 
  • We offer circular solutions
  • Production in Sweden
  • We aim to continuously reduce our ecological footprint

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How does TreCe work to reduce the impact on the outside world from our products?

In addition to Möbelfakta's requirements, ISO management system for environment 14001: 2015 and for quality 9001: 2015, we have chosen to support the UN's Global Sustainability Goals.

We want and will actively contribute to achieving the Global Goals for 2030 and to limiting global warming to well below two degrees by 2050. We have selected 5 goals that reflect our activities and where we have the best opportunity to influence, these goals we will have as a starting point in our future work over the next 10 years.

  • Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being
  • Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13 Climate Action
  • Goal 15 Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Read more about how we work with the Global Sustainability Goals for 2030 further down the page.


Möbelfakta

An approved product gives us and our customers security and reassurance that the product meets the requirements for the environment, quality and social responsibility. Our entire CombiLine range, Place and Space are approved according to Möbelfakta.

What is Möbelfakta?
Möbelfakta is a complete reference and labeling system for furniture owned by IVL Swedish Environmental Institute and Trä- och Möbelföretagen, TMF. Möbelfakta serves as a tool for sustainable choices and is for producers, purchasers, designers, architects, and others who use or work with furniture. An approved product meets Möbelfakta's requirements for environment, quality and social responsibility, and is approved for the user environments public environment, office environment and school environment.

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    Environment
    The manufacturing is environmentally friendly at all levels, from raw material and component to finished furniture. The environmental criteria include mandatory material and product requirements. The material requirements include that wood raw material must originate from legal and acceptable sources. Furthermore, there are requirements regarding certain chemicals that should be minimized or completely avoided. The requirements include wood materials, metal, surface treatment, plastic and glue.
    Product requirements cover the final product and state that the furniture must be labeled, there must be spare parts, product information, care instructions and how it's packaged.

    Quality
    For secure and safe furniture with a long technical life. An approved piece of furniture that has met the quality criteria is objectively tested and verified by testings in a laboratory. Our products are covered by 3 international technical standards that include safety, function, dimensions and surface durability.

    SS-EN 12720:2009 + A1:2013 Safety requirements
    SS-EN 16121:2013 + A1:2018 Requirements for strength, durability and safety
    SS-EN 14073-2:2004 Surface resistance

    Social responsibility
    We have ensured that this product is manufactured under good conditions, ie. with regard to social and ethical issues such as working conditions, human rights, labor, environment and corruption. We have sent these requirements to our suppliers and subcontractors, who have each certified that they are followed. The minimum requirement for all suppliers is the UN guidelines on the “Code of Conduct” and Möbelfaktas’ requirements for Social responsibility, which are formulated from the UN Global Compact.

We support the UN's Global Sustainability Goals

We have the UN's Global Goals as our starting point, we will actively contribute to achieving the Global Goals for 2030 and to limiting global warming to well below two degrees by 2050. We have selected 5 goals that reflect our activities and where we have the best opportunity to influence, these goals we will have as a starting point in our future work over the next 10 years.

What's the goal for 2030?
By 2030, our products and activities will actively contribute to meeting the 5 selected Global Goals.

How?
We are going to develop an assessment system for product sustainability, the assessment system can be used internally as a work tool and externally by our customers to easily see sustainability per product. In addition to this, we will produce an internal sustainability handbook with guidelines and information so that each employee can make sustainable and long-term decisions in all processes.

Which are the 5 selected Global Goals?
Below you can read a simple summary of how we apply the goals, ie our strategy within the organization.

  • Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being
  • Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13 Climate Action
  • Goal 15 Ecosystems and Biodiversity

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    Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being

    We as a company must care for and develop our relationships with stakeholders, customers and our employees in order to achieve the best favorable conditions. The products we deliver must contribute to a good and non-toxic working environment.
    How do we measure or work with this? 
    Customer surveys, customer meetings, employee surveys, employee interviews and for the products VOC/g and the number of products that have water-based varnish.

    Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    We only work with suppliers and subcontractors who share our vision and work according to our Code of Conduct, contribute to sustainable development, have a favorable working environment that is safe and offer equal opportunities.
    How do we measure or work with this? 
    Supplier assessments, risk analysis suppliers, Code of Conduct

    Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

    All TreCe employees must be able to make sustainable and long-term choices when we know about products, purchases for the office or staff, and when choosing services
    How do we measure or work with this? 
    Number of products with recycled materials, circular business solutions, components without unnecessary chemicals, we buy organic food and eco-labeled office materials.

    Goal 13 Climate Action

    We must build an awareness of climate change, introduce climate measures and climate adaptation in planning.
    How do we measure or work with this? 
    Schedule digital meetings to reduce travel, product design for circular solutions that enable restoration, replaceable parts and material recycling. Our products must contain recycled material as much as possible. We measure the number of meetings and products that are climate-adapted.

    Goal 15 Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    We contribute by using certified wood from responsible forestry.
    How do we measure or work with this?
    We will only use wood materials that come from forestry that are legal and work responsibly, documentation that proves this must always be collected throughout the supply chain. Our goal is to produce a product that is FSC certified, and when we can, we will use recycled materials.

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ISO 14001 & 9001

TreCe is certified according to ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management system that aims to improve and rationalize environmental work. Through environmental impact assessment, environmental goals and routines, an active environmental work is created, which in turn reduces our ecological footprint.

ISO 9001 shows that we work both internally and externally with continuous improvements, routines and monitoring that ensures the quality of our products and services. In short, that our customers and partners always get the best possible reception and service.