Ever since the very beginning, our business has depended on nature and natural resources. Our visionary designers have sought inspiration from nature, and we've developed groundbreaking new ways to turn natural resources into exquisite new materials. Protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity are our responsibility, and essential for our future.
The loss of the rich diversity of various forms of life – animals, plants, microorganisms – is accelerating across the globe. This loss puts all our health and wellbeing at risk.
Nature has provided us with valuable resources and sustained our business throughout the years. We have a responsibility to past and future generations to do everything we can to protect the environment and to preserve biodiversity. We take this responsibility seriously as we combat throwaway culture and develop sustainable ways to use, reuse and recycle raw materials.
We have conducted a preliminary assessment of biodiversity risks and opportunities in our operations. In our assessment, we defined the kinds of ecosystem services we use and the impact we have on them. For example, in production services, we use raw materials and energy. We can minimize our negative impacts through raw material selection and energy efficiency. In the future, we will deepen our understanding between our business and biodiversity and further map the ecosystem services relevant for us.
Fiskars Village forests
These forests also include Dagmar Park, a 40-hectare parcel, which Fiskars Group donated in 2017 to present and future generations of visitors to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish independence. The nature conservation area was hande… Fiskars Group owns around 14,000 hectares of sustainably managed FSC™-certified (FSC C109750) and PEFC-certified (PEFC / 02-21-18) forests around the area of our 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 parcel, which Fiskars Group donated in 2017 to 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.
Restoring mangrove forest in Indonesia
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 … 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 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.