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Nordic Swan Ecolabel Supports Kährs Sustainability

Nordic Swan Ecolabel Kährs Sustainability

Kährs has successfully renewed its license and certification for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the official ecolabel of the Nordic countries.

There are many stringent requirements in order to receive this trusted certification such as auditing of material content, certified wood sourcing, chemicals approval, indoor air quality, air, water and ground emissions submittals, licensed recycling programme, renewable energy, efficient resource usage, and waste disposal all must be achieved.

Bruce Uhler, sustainability manager at Kährs Group, said: “The first Kährs floors were labelled in 2013 and today more than 180 wood floors are certified in accordance with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which is in line with Kährs’ sustainability programme. By increasing the sustainable requirements on our products, the raw material, and our manufacturing processes, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel provides effective support in Kährs efforts to bring more sustainable products to the market.”

Lukas Sjölén, Business Area Manager at Ecolabelling Sweden, commented: “For 30 years the Nordic Swan Ecolabel has influenced how companies can adapt and offer more sustainable manufacturing and thus contribute to a more sustainable development, which today is more important than ever, to reduce companies’ carbon footprint. It is fantastic to see how different sectors make efforts to reach the global environment and climate targets, whether it is sustainable produced flooring as in this case, ecolabelled investment funds or chain stores. Together we are pushing products and market segments in a sustainable direction.”

Earlier this year, Kährs managing director for Norway, Sverre Severinsen, was awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel Honorary Award for his dedication to environmental issues and his efforts within Kährs’ to have its parquet flooring audited and certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. It is a work that is based on the knowledge that wood, as raw material, is characterised by its sustainable attributes and that wood resources should be handled in a wise and efficient way.

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