Responsibility provides opportunities

Behaving sustainably and responsibly is a priority for an industry leader like Inwido. It gives us opportunities to contribute positively to society, as well as business benefits including improved consumer insight, efficiency gains and a stronger employer brand. Our long-term sustainability philosophy is to give more than we take – what we consume to produce our products will eventually lead to greater value in terms of reduced climate impact, recycled materials, safer workplaces, better quality of life for consumers, and return to shareholders.

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Sustainability

We can contribute in many ways

By developing energy-efficient products, we can help consumers create a sustainable lifestyle. We can also have an influence by continually improving our own production and making it as sustainable as possible, by using materials efficiently and consuming as little energy as possible. We can also ensure that our employees do not suffer workplace accidents, and can require our suppliers to comply with our ethical guidelines on, for example, anticorruption and human rights.

Sustainability work is governed by three basic policies

Our Code of Conduct for for Employees and Business Partners, our Health, Safety and Work Environment Policy and our Environmental Policy. Based on these policies and guidelines, Inwido developed a sustainability compass in 2017 to illustrate the focus of our sustainability work. Read more about our targets and target fulfilment in our latest Annual Report.

In order to constantly monitor our progress, the Group Management and the heads of operations and HR receive a consolidated sustainability report on a quarterly basis. The Board of Directors receives an annual sustainability report. We also evaluate annually whether there are any specific sustainability issues that should be addressed in the long term.

Our sustainability compass: We give more than we take

Our sustainability strategy is rooted in the Inwido brand promise – improving indoor life. We enable people to live a sustainable lifestyle, at home and at work, by offering energy efficient and responsibly produced products. By doing this, we unlock future value for our company, investors and society as a whole. We focus on three strategic mindsets for navigation:


Be an environmental friend

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Why?

Because we need natural resources to do business. 

How?

  • We decrease environmental impact from our own operations and demand the same from our suppliers
  • We use wood from sustainable forestry
  • We reuse, recycle and constantly look for better, sustainable materials 
  • We are transparent with product environmental performance
  • We monitor waste and materials

Be a good place to work

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Why?

Because empowered colleagues make a difference and create value.

How?

  • We strive to develop our people and make them feel respected and valued
  • We are committed to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all our employees, with zero work related accidents and decreased sick-leave
  • We strive for equal opportunities
  • We continuously invest in better working environment

Be a supportive corporate citizen

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Why? 

Because aligning with society helps us create more business opportunities.

How?

  • We have zero tolerance regarding corruption and any unethical business behavior
  • We demand responsible behavior in the whole value chain
  • We adhere to a set of strict codes of conduct
  • We engage with our local communities

Sustainability indicators

Some of the sustainability indicators we measure and follow up on during the year is about health and safety at work, energy consumption in production and using wood from sustainable forestry and our targets of having an even gender distribution in the Group Management team and on the Board of Directors. Take part of 2018 results.

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Energy consumption

Energy consumption

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Accidents with lost working days

Accidents with lost working days

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Short-term and long-term sick leave

Short-term and long-term sick leave

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Share of purchased volume of wood from certified suppliers

Share of purchased volume of wood from certified suppliers

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Equality in management

Equality in management

The tool for better health and increased safety

One tool for better health and increased safety

Health & Safety Alerts is the tool that Inwido uses to effectively warn of, prevent and address incidents in the workplace. It is an easy-to-use communication tool used throughout the Inwido Group. At our subsidiary CWG Choices in the UK, it has brought improved working conditions, reduced the number of workplace accidents and improved how incidents are addressed.

A Danish sunshine story

Since 2012, Inwido’s Danish subsidiary Outline Vinduer has been cooperating with the Municipality of Vesthimmerland in a successful labour market project. Internship opportunities are provided for people outside the labour market, often leading to permanent employment with Outline. The company is accepting its social responsibility, opening up opportunities for vocational training, internships and hopefully employment for those prepared to take on new challenges.

Sustainability report

Take part of our sustainability reporting in Inwido Annual Report 2018, page 26.

Contact

Lena Wessner

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Organisation & Sustainability
+46 (0)10 451 45 63
lena.wessner@inwido.com