We have been pursuing sustainability since the day we founded Form & Refine. Sustainable business practices have shaped our company culture and a sustainable ethos influences everything we do. We believe that by using sustainable business methods we can preserve and even improve our environment by supporting cultures and individuals that rely upon sustainable craft. We do this for a more sustainable future.
We are committed to continuing to improve our own awareness, and that of our workforce and partners, so as to become fully conscious of the impact of our actions on the natural world. For us, making the world a better place is a way of life.
We are always seeking to learn from and improve upon our past experience and approach sustainability from new and exciting perspectives. We strive for sustainable development.
This commitment to sustainability is aligned with the UN Global Goals (UNGG) on Sustainability. The UNGGs describe a broad range of global issues and objectives which correspond to the values of our own business. We have divided our sustainability commitment into the following 5 areas: CO2 Footprint, Durability, Social Equity, Economic Benefits and Natural Materials. You can dive into our 5 sustainability commitments below.
Our sustainability strategy commits us to minimizing our CO2 footprint by sourcing local materials and making use of local workshops. One of our sustainability goals is to have the sourcing and processing of materials all take place within a radius of 100 km.
We produce our furniture and wooden accessories in Europe only. We do not source timber from any location which is not in close proximity to our workshops. For that reason, we neither work with Teak or Mango Wood from South America and Asia nor with Oak from North America. This decision helps us minimize our CO2 impact immensely.
In addition, we use ships or trucks as means of transporting our materials and avoid air transportation.
Our goal is that the maximum radius for the sourcing and processing of our materials never exceed 100 km.