We began by asking our customers – architects, interior
designers, purchasers and users – what you thought was
important in order to be able to make sustainable choices. On
the basis of your sustainability goals, and the UN's, we have
created an index where we assess and grade our products in
six important areas.
The highest grade in each area is 3 points. The grade in each
area is an average of the points awarded for the indicators.
The highest possible total grade when all areas are combined is 3 points. The total grade is an average of the points for the areas.
✓ Knowledge of the origin of the raw materials
✓ Knowledge of conditions in the production chain
✓ Resource optimisation
✓ Inward transport
✓ Outward transport
✓ Suppliers (fossil-free energy in manufacturing)
✓ Producers (fossil-free energy in manufacturing)
✓ Proportion of material with low climate impact
✓ Fulfilled levels of chemical content
✓ Fulfilled levels of emissions
✓ Good material choice
✓ Code of Conduct for suppliers
✓ Suppliers which have been risk-assessed
✓ Inspected suppliers from risk countries
✓ Possible to repair/renovate
✓ Possible to recycle materials
✓ Made of recycled material
✓ Enables customisation
✓ Enables movement
✓ Improves the acoustic environment
On certain product pages and product lists you will see this symbol. This means that the product is included in The Better Effect Index and has a sustainability grade. The figure and graphic show where the product stands on the scale from 1 to 3.
✓ Shows the product's total sustainability grade
✓ Scale from 1 to 3
By using the 'Sustainability' filter in our product list, you can find the products that fulfil your particular sustainability requirements.
✓ Filtering function with up to 12 different selections
On the product pages you will find an in-depth tool which you can use to investigate the details in The Better Effect. You can find the product's various measurements and see how it measures up against different sustainability criteria. You decide for yourself how much information you want to see with the aid of the different views: 'Overview', 'Details' and 'Grading'.
✓ Interactive module on product pages
✓ Three different views with three different levels of detail
We want to make it simple. The Better Effect Index is Kinnarps' way of simplifying and clarifying sustainability work in interior design projects. The idea is that it should be easy to identify important sustainability issues and compare how different products meet the requirements. Products are indexed in six areas which have a big impact on sustainability work. Every product is ranked in the various areas, and you can see exactly which criteria it has, or has not, fulfilled.
Our brands make it easy to produce holistic solutions with a focus on sustainability, function and aesthetics. By mixing and matching products from the various collections, you can create unique environments which reflect the customer's vision and values. Cooperation in sustainability issues is our great strength. We encourage each other and share our knowledge. Together, we can speak up and form opinions when we think there is a lack of good solutions in the industry. Our trend reports put their finger on the pulse of the future and inspire us to innovative solutions. Our products are developed to harmonise with social development and made to have a long life span. The many international design prizes we have been awarded bear witness to our success.
The Better Effect Index is the first comprehensive tool for those who want to make sustainable interior design choices. You can find it on our product pages.
A new generation is putting new demands on companies' sustainability work. People want to have clear answers. But when it comes to sustainability, things often become really complicated. We wanted to make it simple to make conscious decisions. By using something as tangible as a sustainability tool, we lower the barrier for someone who wants to make sustainable interior design choices.
On the basis of 17 indicators in 6 different areas, we award grades which combine to generate a sustainability grade for the product. The various measurement criteria are derived from requirements expressed by architects, interior designers, purchasers and users. We also took the UN's sustainability goals into account.
So far, about twenty products from the Kinnarps brands have been entered into the system. We are working continuously to add new products.
The algorithm can be applied to other products. We know that The Better Effect Index satisfies a deeply-felt need among our customers, and our ambition is that all products will have sustainability grades in the future.
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