Against throwaway culture

We fight throwaway culture by developing circular solutions and reducing our emissions. We are committed to adjusting our operations in line with the 1.5 °C climate target, and we regularly monitor the progress of our targets.

Circular economy

We are against throwaway culture. We develop circular solutions to extend the joy our products and services bring and to minimize the strain on our planet.

Circular business models create value by keeping products and materials in circulation instead of discarding them. For us, circularity can be renting, recycling, reusing, repairing, repurposing – the only limit is our creativity.

Our design is created to last. We want to attract people with unique visual appeal, unparalleled quality, and extraordinary attention to detail. We want to make sure our products are never thrown away.

Our target: Our target is that the majority of our net sales comes from circular products and services by 2030. Currently, products that use recycled material account for 5% of our net sales.

Circular economy

– We focus on lasting design.
– We test and guarantee the quality of our products.
– We use as much recycled materials as possible and test completely new material options.
– We develop circular services, such as the Fiskars Pan Care service and the Vintage service.
– We primarily use renewable and recyclable materials in our packaging. We reduce the use of plastic and replace virgin plastic with recycled plastic whenever possible.
– In our products, we avoid combinations of materials that are difficult to recycle.
– We strive to ensure that the waste
– We focus on lasting design.
– We test and guarantee the quality of our products.
– We use as much recycled materials as possible and test completely new material options.
– We develop circular services, such as the Fiskars Pan Care service and the Vintage service.
– We primarily use renewable and recyclable materials in our packaging. We reduce the use of plastic and replace virgin plastic with recycled plastic whenever possible.
– In our products, we avoid combinations of materials that are difficult to recycle.
– We strive to ensure that the waste we produce is recycled or recovered, so that no landfill waste is generated.
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Vintage service

Our Vintage service buys and resells second-hand Iittala, Arabia and Rörstrand tableware, expanding our products’ lifespan.

The service gives consumers a chance to offer their tableware a new home. Consumers can bring pre-owned Iittala, Arabia and Rörstrand tableware and glassware to our store, where each item’s condition is carefully assessed. If the item is no longer fit for resale, we will either recycle or reuse it elsewhere.

The Vintage service has been delightfully well received. We had the pleasure of expanding the Vintage service to all our stores in Swede
Our Vintage service buys and resells second-hand Iittala, Arabia and Rörstrand tableware, expanding our products’ lifespan.

The service gives consumers a chance to offer their tableware a new home. Consumers can bring pre-owned Iittala, Arabia and Rörstrand tableware and glassware to our store, where each item’s condition is carefully assessed. If the item is no longer fit for resale, we will either recycle or reuse it elsewhere.

The Vintage service has been delightfully well received. We had the pleasure of expanding the Vintage service to all our stores in Sweden in 2021 and we will test it in other countries as well.
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Fiskars ReNew Scissors

Fiskars introduced an innovative new version of its iconic scissors. Made from recycled and 100% recyclable materials, these scissors have been crafted with sustainability in mind.

The scissor handles are made from a material composed of post-consumer plastic and renewable wood fiber; the blades are made from recycled stainless steel. Each pair of scissors is made at the Fiskars factory in Billnäs, Finland, where they are also meticulously tested by hand.

Fiskars ReNew scissors come in packaging that is made with 100% recycled paper fiber. Fiskars ReNew scissors a
Fiskars introduced an innovative new version of its iconic scissors. Made from recycled and 100% recyclable materials, these scissors have been crafted with sustainability in mind.

The scissor handles are made from a material composed of post-consumer plastic and renewable wood fiber; the blades are made from recycled stainless steel. Each pair of scissors is made at the Fiskars factory in Billnäs, Finland, where they are also meticulously tested by hand.

Fiskars ReNew scissors come in packaging that is made with 100% recycled paper fiber. Fiskars ReNew scissors are available for a variety of purposes.
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Iittala 100% recycled glass collection

Iittala is one of the first industrial manufacturers in the world to produce a tumbler made solely out of waste glass.

Iittala constantly introduces new items to its 100% recycled glass range, creating a curated collection of Iittala’s beloved glassware from different decades, made entirely of recycled glass from the Iittala Glass Factory. Each item made of recycled glass is unique. Waste glass comes about at different stages of the production process: the post-processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control should the item not fulfil Iittala’s
Iittala is one of the first industrial manufacturers in the world to produce a tumbler made solely out of waste glass.

Iittala constantly introduces new items to its 100% recycled glass range, creating a curated collection of Iittala’s beloved glassware from different decades, made entirely of recycled glass from the Iittala Glass Factory. Each item made of recycled glass is unique. Waste glass comes about at different stages of the production process: the post-processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control should the item not fulfil Iittala’s strict quality requirements.

All waste glass at the Iittala Glass Factory is reused, either in the manufacture of the recycled glass collection or as raw material for the construction industry. Using recycled materials saves natural resources.
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Reduce the amount of waste we generate

We reuse or recycle as much of our waste material as we can. Our manufacturing units and distribution centers carefully map and measure their waste and continuously investigate and implement opportunities for improvement. Our target is that by 2030, all waste from our own operations is recovered or recycled so that zero waste goes to landfill.

Most of our sites have already made significant changes in their waste management. We have already reduced waste to landfill by 85% compared to 2017 (2021). By the end of 2021, seven of Fiskars Group’s 21 manufacturing units and distribut
We reuse or recycle as much of our waste material as we can. Our manufacturing units and distribution centers carefully map and measure their waste and continuously investigate and implement opportunities for improvement. Our target is that by 2030, all waste from our own operations is recovered or recycled so that zero waste goes to landfill.

Most of our sites have already made significant changes in their waste management. We have already reduced waste to landfill by 85% compared to 2017 (2021). By the end of 2021, seven of Fiskars Group’s 21 manufacturing units and distribution centers have reached the zero waste to landfill target, nine years ahead of the 2030 target.

We also collaborate with our partners. In Thailand, for example, our ceramic factory partners with a small local brick factory. The factory crushes rejected and broken ceramic waste and processes it to be used as a manufacturing component for fire bricks. The partnership started in 2018 has brought a 360-ton reduction in landfill waste each year.
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Fiskars Pan Care service

The Fiskars Pan Care service restores the original, best features of worn-out frying pans. Customers can bring their worn-out frying pans to be serviced in the mobile Pan Care service in our stores where they are cleaned and recoated. The recoating included in the service can be made on Fiskars’ Norden Steel and All Steel pans with ceramic coating. If the pan cannot be recoated, we recycle it on behalf of the customer and help them to choose a new, durable frying pan.

The Fiskars Pan Care service consumes 99% less than the purchase of a new pan. The price of the Pan Care service
The Fiskars Pan Care service restores the original, best features of worn-out frying pans. Customers can bring their worn-out frying pans to be serviced in the mobile Pan Care service in our stores where they are cleaned and recoated. The recoating included in the service can be made on Fiskars’ Norden Steel and All Steel pans with ceramic coating. If the pan cannot be recoated, we recycle it on behalf of the customer and help them to choose a new, durable frying pan.

The Fiskars Pan Care service consumes 99% less than the purchase of a new pan. The price of the Pan Care service is €20.
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Climate

We are all responsible for keeping global warming below the critical 1.5 °C level. Climate change affects all regions and businesses around the globe. The effects are particularly heavily felt by underrepresented and underprivileged areas and groups. Combatting climate change is everyone’s responsibility, and we are ready to do our part – globally, and locally in the communities in which we operate.

We appreciate the importance of collaboration. In 2020, we joined the UN Business Ambition for 1.5 °C initiative. The initiative encourages companies to set emission reduction targets to stop global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The campaign is led by Science Based Targets Initiative together with Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition. International standards and guidelines, such as ISO 14001, set an important foundation for Fiskars Group’s climate management, and our science-based targets have been approved by Science Based Targets Initiative.

Most of the emissions in our value chain are generated in the production of purchased goods and services. Other significant sources of emissions are upstream transportation and distribution, employee commuting and business travel. We actively monitor our energy efficiency and our emissions and take action, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral in the near future.

Our targets for 2030:
• We will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 60 per cent from the base year 2017.
• We will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and distribution (Scope 3) by 30 per cent from the base year 2018.
• In terms of spend covering purchased goods and services, 60 per cent of our suppliers must have science-based targets by 2024.

In 2022 (Q1–Q3), our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 6% compared to 2021 and by 42% compared to 2017. At the end of September 2022, 19 per cent of our largest suppliers had set themselves science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate

-We have set our own science-based emission reduction targets, and we are constantly monitoring their progress. We report openly and regularly on our developments.
-For example, we are replacing natural gas technology with new, cutting-edge technology that uses renewable energy. We are installing solar panels in our manufacturing units and outlets, and are actively working to save energy.
-All our manufacturing units have the ISO 14001 environmental certificate.
-We monitor emissions from our deliveries and actively seek to reduce emissions by favoring land freight, for ex
-We have set our own science-based emission reduction targets, and we are constantly monitoring their progress. We report openly and regularly on our developments.
-For example, we are replacing natural gas technology with new, cutting-edge technology that uses renewable energy. We are installing solar panels in our manufacturing units and outlets, and are actively working to save energy.
-All our manufacturing units have the ISO 14001 environmental certificate.
-We monitor emissions from our deliveries and actively seek to reduce emissions by favoring land freight, for example.
-We train and encourage our suppliers to set stringent targets for their greenhouse gas emissions.
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Investing in our factories and reducing emissions

Our target is to reduce climate emissions by increasing operational efficiency and investing in renewable energy. As part of this transition to lower-emission production, we are making an energy investment of approximately EUR 10 million in our Iittala Glass Factory in Hämeenlinna, Finland, where Iittala’s iconic glass products are manufactured for sale in Finland and globally.

The energy investment will start next year and is expected to be completed during 2026. The investment will cover the replacement of existing natural gas-powered furnaces with furnaces that are powered by
Our target is to reduce climate emissions by increasing operational efficiency and investing in renewable energy. As part of this transition to lower-emission production, we are making an energy investment of approximately EUR 10 million in our Iittala Glass Factory in Hämeenlinna, Finland, where Iittala’s iconic glass products are manufactured for sale in Finland and globally.

The energy investment will start next year and is expected to be completed during 2026. The investment will cover the replacement of existing natural gas-powered furnaces with furnaces that are powered by renewable electricity and cutting-edge technology. With this investment, the glass factory will reduce its annual carbon dioxide emissions by 74 per cent by the end of 2026. Also the factory’s nitrogen oxide and fine particle emissions will be significantly reduced.

The new furnaces will also reduce the energy consumption of the glass melting furnaces by 67%. The furnaces are responsible for most of the factory’s total energy consumption.

The Iittala Glass Factory, founded in 1881, is the only glass factory still in operation in Finland. It employs around 200 people in Hämeenlinna.
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Renewable energy

We are actively looking for ways to use renewable energy in our operations. We use renewable electricity in all our manufacturing units and distribution centers in seven countries (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and the U.K.).

In 2021, we purchased a total of 224 TJ of certified renewable electricity. The certifications verify that the purchased energy is indeed produced from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric power, wind power, and bioenergy. In total, 71% of the electricity we purchased in 2021 was from renewable sources.

We are activ
We are actively looking for ways to use renewable energy in our operations. We use renewable electricity in all our manufacturing units and distribution centers in seven countries (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and the U.K.).

In 2021, we purchased a total of 224 TJ of certified renewable electricity. The certifications verify that the purchased energy is indeed produced from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric power, wind power, and bioenergy. In total, 71% of the electricity we purchased in 2021 was from renewable sources.

We are actively looking for opportunities to expand renewable energy purchases and utilization to other locations. We have installed solar panels, for example, at our distribution center in Hämeenlinna, Finland, at our Royal Copenhagen manufacturing unit in Thailand, and at our distribution center in Wall, New Jersey, U.S.A. In 2021, a total of 10 TJ of electricity was produced with solar power across the Fiskars Group worldwide, saving 1,320 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Engaging suppliers

In addition to closely monitoring and improving our own operations, we are committed to making sure that 60% of our suppliers by spend providing purchased goods and services, will have science-based targets by 2024. To help achieve this, we train our suppliers on reducing emissions and support them in setting science-based targets. At the end of September 2022, 19 per cent of these largest suppliers had set themselves science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

For our work to engage suppliers, we were recognized as a 2021 Supplier Engagement Leader by CDP. This
In addition to closely monitoring and improving our own operations, we are committed to making sure that 60% of our suppliers by spend providing purchased goods and services, will have science-based targets by 2024. To help achieve this, we train our suppliers on reducing emissions and support them in setting science-based targets. At the end of September 2022, 19 per cent of these largest suppliers had set themselves science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

For our work to engage suppliers, we were recognized as a 2021 Supplier Engagement Leader by CDP. This recognition has been granted for our efforts to measure and reduce climate risk within our supply chain.
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New emission-minimized stainless steel for Fiskars’ cookware

We were the first company to make use of the new Circle Green stainless steel produced by Outokumpu, a global stainless steel manufacturer. Circle Green has the lowest carbon footprint in the stainless steel manufacturing industry: 92% smaller compared to the global average.* This new stainless steel will be used in Fiskars branded All Steel cookware products made at our Sorsakoski factory in Finland.
The durable Fiskars All Steel series of coated cookware can be recoated, they are completely plastic-free, fluorine-free and fully recyclable at the end of their long life.

We were the first company to make use of the new Circle Green stainless steel produced by Outokumpu, a global stainless steel manufacturer. Circle Green has the lowest carbon footprint in the stainless steel manufacturing industry: 92% smaller compared to the global average.* This new stainless steel will be used in Fiskars branded All Steel cookware products made at our Sorsakoski factory in Finland.
The durable Fiskars All Steel series of coated cookware can be recoated, they are completely plastic-free, fluorine-free and fully recyclable at the end of their long life.

*) The emission-minimized stainless steel has a 92% smaller carbon footprint compared to the global average according to the GHG Protocol Scopes 1 to 3. These figures do not include any emission compensation. These emission reduction calculations are compliant with the ISO 14067:2018 (Greenhouse gases — Carbon footprint of products) standard with certain identified simplifications. The calculations have been reviewed by WSP, the strategic advisory, engineering, and design services consultancy company.
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Biodiversity

Our business depends on nature and natural resources. Our visionary designers have sought inspiration from nature, and many of our products include materials that come from nature. Protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity are our responsibility, and essential for our future.

Biodiversity

– We have conducted a preliminary assessment of biodiversity risks and opportunities in our operations. We will deepen our understanding between our business and biodiversity and further map the ecosystem services relevant for us.
– We avoid harmful chemicals and always follow the law when handling chemicals. We ensure by having strict guidelines that chemicals do not harm the environment or people.
– We pay attention to the environment when making purchases: in textile products, we favor natural or recycled materials, we do not buy endangered or threatened tree species, we favo
– We have conducted a preliminary assessment of biodiversity risks and opportunities in our operations. We will deepen our understanding between our business and biodiversity and further map the ecosystem services relevant for us.
– We avoid harmful chemicals and always follow the law when handling chemicals. We ensure by having strict guidelines that chemicals do not harm the environment or people.
– We pay attention to the environment when making purchases: in textile products, we favor natural or recycled materials, we do not buy endangered or threatened tree species, we favor recycled metal and aluminum, and we ensure that the raw materials for our products of animal origin are ethically sourced. We are also currently investigating the introduction of global, reliable certificates.
– Our brands support organizations and operators who work to preserve biodiversity. We also train our staff and customers on the subject.
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Fiskars Village forests

Fiskars Group owns approximately 14,000 hectares of sustainably managed FSC™-certified (FSC C109750) and PEFC-certified (PEFC / 02-21-18) forests around the area of the Fiskars Village and on the Hankoniemi peninsula in southern Finland. Both the FSC and PEFC certification systems promote the responsible and sustainable management of the world’s forests.

These forests also include Dagmar Park, a 40-hectare park, which Fiskars Group donated in 2017 for public use by present and future generations of visitors to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish independence. The nature conservat
Fiskars Group owns approximately 14,000 hectares of sustainably managed FSC™-certified (FSC C109750) and PEFC-certified (PEFC / 02-21-18) forests around the area of the Fiskars Village and on the Hankoniemi peninsula in southern Finland. Both the FSC and PEFC certification systems promote the responsible and sustainable management of the world’s forests.

These forests also include Dagmar Park, a 40-hectare park, which Fiskars Group donated in 2017 for public use by present and future generations of visitors to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish independence. The nature conservation area was handed over to the Finnish state’s forest enterprise for an annual lease of one euro.

Sustainable forest management is important for us and helps us to maintain our forestland for decades to come.
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We save water

We use water resources carefully and sustainably. The water requirements of our production facilities vary according to the products and technical solutions, and we monitor our water consumption closely.

In order to reduce water consumption, we recycle water in our production whenever possible, and the discharged water is treated in accordance with the regulatory requirements for all waste water.

We also make every effort to ensure that our use of water does not negatively impact the communities and environments in which we operate.

Fiskars Happy Bee campaign

Bees are essential for the well-being of our planet and people, but many bee species are threatened with extinction. With the Fiskars Happy Bee campaign, we encourage all garden enthusiasts to consider bees who work tirelessly for us and the planet. We encourage and guide people to create pollinator-friendly gardens and balconies where bees can rest and feed. We also talk about the harmfulness of pesticides, give guidance in building bee hotels and encourage people to provide watering places for bees.

Fiskars also takes bees into account in its place of origin, the village of Fi
Bees are essential for the well-being of our planet and people, but many bee species are threatened with extinction. With the Fiskars Happy Bee campaign, we encourage all garden enthusiasts to consider bees who work tirelessly for us and the planet. We encourage and guide people to create pollinator-friendly gardens and balconies where bees can rest and feed. We also talk about the harmfulness of pesticides, give guidance in building bee hotels and encourage people to provide watering places for bees.

Fiskars also takes bees into account in its place of origin, the village of Fiskars, where some of the lawn areas of the historic village are left as meadows for bees and other pollinators.
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Restoring mangrove forests in Indonesia

Mangrove forests have significant impact on carbon emissions due to their ability to store high densities of organic carbon, and they have a significant role as carbon sinks. They also promote biodiversity by providing a wide range of ecosystem services, including nutrient cycling, soil formation, fish spawning grounds, and protection against coastal erosion and the impacts of storms.

To fight the destruction, Fiskars Group’s ceramics factory in Indonesia has been working to help stop the deforestation by planting mangrove seedlings in the coastal areas of Indonesia annually sin
Mangrove forests have significant impact on carbon emissions due to their ability to store high densities of organic carbon, and they have a significant role as carbon sinks. They also promote biodiversity by providing a wide range of ecosystem services, including nutrient cycling, soil formation, fish spawning grounds, and protection against coastal erosion and the impacts of storms.

To fight the destruction, Fiskars Group’s ceramics factory in Indonesia has been working to help stop the deforestation by planting mangrove seedlings in the coastal areas of Indonesia annually since 2016. In total, 22,000 mangrove seedlings have already been planted over the years. In addition to planting seedlings, the team has been tracking and supporting the growth of these mangroves.
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To learn more about our sustainability commitments, targets, and actions, please see our Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2021