SKAGERAK | Green Brand of the Year 2019 nomination
CONGRATULATIONS TO SKAGERAK
Nominated as 'Green Brand of the Year' at the Design Awards 2019.
Skagerak is a globally operating company, who takes great responsibility for today’s development – for better and for worse. They strive to keep the utmost quality in three areas: design, production and the relation to people and the planet.
All their products are meant to live on for generations – designed with a timeless expression and from the best quality materials only. When you buy a new piece of furniture you can sell it back to them years later, provided it has been well maintained. They call it a Reclassic*.
They endorse transparency when it comes to production and sourcing of materials in the design industry, and encourage others to start thinking more about where the products are made, what they are made of and not least under what circumstances.
RELATION TO PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
They don’t think of sustainability and profit as contradictions. To them, these two concepts are eachother’s most important prerequisites. And therefore, they embrace the idea of a triple bottom line, measuring their success not just on economic performance but also in relation to people and the planet.
In 2016 they joined the B Corp movement looking for new ways to do good. B Corps are certified ‘benefit corporations’ meeting the highest standards for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
*Reclassic is only available in Denmark.