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Responsibility

BETTER FUTURE BY INSPIRING SPACES

Martela is committed to responsibility in everything it does. Responsibility is an essential part of our values, operating strategy and everyday actions on all levels of the organization.

For us responsibility means transparency, sustainability, respect for our environment, life cycle thinking and uncompromised user-driven approach in design and production, services that extend the lifespan of spaces and products, commitment to international agreements and recommendations, and looking after of our human resources and network of partners.

We look at responsibility through our promise, Inspiring Spaces. Our passion for innovation, which helps us build more and more inspiring workspaces for our clients, in turn help us to build a better tomorrow for everyone. Our solutions that increase productivity, work effectiveness and well being promote responsible behaviour on both individual and organizational levels.

 

 

Management of responsibility

Corporate social responsibility means that we take responsibility for the impact that the Martela have to the community, the environment and among our interest groups. Martela takes responsibility in total life cycle of the product: from product design and supply chain to production and customer service, maintenance service during the use time and finally when customer no longer needs the product with product recycling with emphasis in giving a furniture a new life.

Managing responsibility is normal everyday work. Responsibility is part of Martela´s values, working principles and strategy.

In all our operations, we strictly comply with all laws and regulations related to us. We also take into account international agreements, commitments and recommendations relevant to our operations. Martela has adopted the following international commitments:

 

We have defined specific management principles for guiding our responsibility actions and the main guideline is our CorporateCode of Conduct (pdf).

We annually confirm our commitment to UN Global Compact initiative by the Communication On Progress letter (pdf) that referes to our Responsibility Report for indication of our achievements. The COP can also be found in UN Global Compact website.

 

Economic Responsibility

Economic responsibility at Martela means that we openly communicate our goals, operations and economic benefits to our stakeholders. It also means that we always comply with legislation, official requirements and stock exchange rules in all that we do. We responsibly and openly report our economic results, online and in Annual Report. And since 2011 we have also published a Responsibility Report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) model: 

 

Financial statements and key figures can be found in Annual Reports

 

Responsibility plays a vital role also in our supply chain management. To guide this aspect we have created some Principles that we have communicated to our key suppliers

Purchasing Principles (pdf)
Social Requirements on Suppliers (pdf)

 

Social Responsibility 

A good workplace is important for all of us, and is part of our social responsibility.
In our workplace we comply with the ILO core conventions on labor rights. We respect international labor rights in our employment relationships, and we expect the same from our partners. Equality is something we value, and discrimination is not tolerated in our working community. These principles have been manifested in our People Policy (pdf).

In Martela scope of social responsibility includes also wellbeing of our customers employees. Interior design and especially user aspect involved with it has a major impact on work satisfaction. Martela is proud to help customers in their never ending endeavor towards better interiors. Read more on increasing work satisfaction through interior design on our customer site

Read more about our aspects of Social Responsilibility

 

Environmental Responsibility

We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. We follow all applicable environmental regulations and we also promote environmental protection activities. Our environmental focus is on materials, energy, emissions, waste, and recycling services – both in our working environment and with our clients and partners. We offer sustainable solutions and products with the lowest possible lifetime environmental impacts.

Read more how Martela minimizes environmental impact or own processes and helps customers to diminish theirs: 

 

Environmental Certification

Martela’s management system has been awarded an ISO 14001 certification by independent party and our most important environmental principles are published in our Environmental Policy (pdf). Martela Group has two independently certified Environmental Systems; one for Martela Oyj (Nummela and Pitäjänmäki, Finland), Martela Ab (Bodafors, Sweden) and Martela Sp. z o.o: lla (Pieaseczno ja Warsaw, Poland) and one for Kidex Oy (Kitee, Finland).

 
Möbelfakta and the Nordic Ecolabel

Möbelfakta is the Swedish furniture industry's labeling of furniture that meets the high expectations of quality, environmental and social responsibility. The labeling is based on European quality and environmental standards, and the requirements of social responsibility follows the international guidelines. Möbelfakta updates the current criteria to meet increasing international requirements.

The Swan is the Nordic region's Official ecolabel and operated by profit countryspesific organisations. A product labeled with the Swan has as little affect on the environment and the climate as possible. Product's environmental impact is examined througout it's life cycle from raw material to waste. The analysis covers both materials production and recycling. The requirements for Swan labeled products are continually being tightened with the ambition to achieve continuous improvement.

All Martela key products are marked with Möbelfakta and Swan in Swedish and Norwegian markets. Read more from www.mobelfakta.se and www.svanen.se.

Stakeholder engagement

In order to improve our operations we need ideas, tips and hints on our potential development areas. All feedback is important to us and we appreciate all the contacts also shortcomings in our accountability (wistleblowing). You can send us an e-mail to responsibility@martela.com. If you want to develop the content of our next responsibility report, you can answer to our survey based on the GRI reporting model with the link below:


Martela stakeholder engagement
 

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