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Sustainability


Considering the climate change, we all need to take a close look on how we live our lives – and changing our consumer habits is one aspect that can make a huge difference. And this is where we want to contribute!

How do we work for a more sustainable furniture consumption?


Since 2013 our goal has been to create beautiful and sustainable design which encourages circular consumption. Because each year more than 20 million tons of furniture is being thrown away, only in the EU and US, of which many are fully functional. Needless to say, the consequences for the environment are huge. And that is why we need to change the way we consume.

With Superfront, we have made it possible for all the millions of people who have Ikea furniture in their homes to recycle these once they are worn. And this with only a minimum of new material! This of course means a huge gain for nature. Some say what we do is an aesthetic evolution for the Ikea furniture, but we would like to argue it’s also a revolution for the entire interior business – considering the amount of Ikea furniture out there. With Superfront we simply want to create beautiful and circular interior design that can make a true difference in consumer consumption habits.

What else do we do to keep our carbon footprint low?

• To minimize our impact on the environment we recently decided to only use FSC certified wood in our wooden products that are made in Europe, (this includes both the mdf and the veneer). This means that the wood we use comes from responsible forestry, both from an environmentally and a human point of view. Before we can label our products with the FSC certification, however, the semi-finished products we have in stock all need to be exchanged for FSC certified ones which will take a few more months.

• The mdf we use has the highest possible environmental classification seen from a perspective where we also want it to last over time, i.e.; we have made sure that the mdf we use in the end will make the smallest carbon footprint possible.

• We use water-based lacquer instead of the more common type of lacquer containing polypropylene. It is just as durable as other types of lacquer, but a bit more expensive. But we think it’s better to pay the price for a healthy consumption now than having to pay the price for a perishing earth.

• We keep 90% of the production in Sweden, meaning we are close to our major markets. This means we keep the distance down for our shipping.

• We mainly use environmentally certified corrugated cardboard and craft cardboard in our packaging because these materials can be recycled many times over. They are also easy for our customers to return for recycling.

• Our overall ambition is to only pack our products in environmentally friendly materials, and we have already come a long way. We are currently working on replacing the recyclable plastic we currently pack some of our smaller products in with alternative materials. [For our metallic products, we work with pure metals which in turn require airtight protection so as not to be affected by oxygen during transport to our customers.] The goal is to replace these plastic bags with non-fossil-based plastic when we have identified suitable alternatives for airtight closure.

• We have minimized the use of instructions on paper in our shipments. Instead, we encourage our customers to read them online.

• We require that each Supplier follow the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact 2000 (which in turn are based on the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 1998, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption 2003). The Ten Principles govern issues to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption and is the basis of Superfront’s requirements for all contracted suppliers and supply chains.

Things that we are currently working on to improve ourselves are:
• To offer our customers more environmentally friendly shipping alternatives.
• Get our packaging to contain 0% fossil-based plastic.
• Achieve a chemical free production.
• Lower the amount of paper in our packaging.
• Increase the use of local materials and local production to lower the shipping from countries far away from our main markets.


This said, we are far from finished in our aim to make sustainable furniture. There is always more to do and new land to be broken and our goal is to always be curious in new ways of thinking; new techniques, alternative production methods, more environmental ways of transporting, packaging, and communicating with our customers in order to constantly lower our carbon footprint.

Please contact our press team if you have any complementary questions regarding our ongoing work with sustainability or other questions about Superfront. Input on how to improve ourselves from an environmental point of view is always welcome too. Thank you for taking the time to read our thoughts on this very important subject.

How do we work for a more sustainable furniture consumption?


Since 2013 our goal has been to create beautiful and sustainable design which encourages circular consumption. Because each year more than 20 million tons of furniture is being thrown away, only in the EU and US, of which many are fully functional. Needless to say, the consequences for the environment are huge. And that is why we need to change the way we consume.

With Superfront, we have made it possible for all the millions of people who have Ikea furniture in their homes to recycle these once they are worn. And this with only a minimum of new material! This of course means a huge gain for nature. Some say what we do is an aesthetic evolution for the Ikea furniture, but we would like to argue it’s also a revolution for the entire interior business – considering the amount of Ikea furniture out there. With Superfront we simply want to create beautiful and circular interior design that can make a true difference in consumer consumption habits.

What else do we do to keep our carbon footprint low?

• To minimize our impact on the environment we recently decided to only use FSC certified wood in our wooden products that are made in Europe, (this includes both the mdf and the veneer). This means that the wood we use comes from responsible forestry, both from an environmentally and a human point of view. Before we can label our products with the FSC certification, however, the semi-finished products we have in stock all need to be exchanged for FSC certified ones which will take a few more months.

• The mdf we use has the highest possible environmental classification seen from a perspective where we also want it to last over time, i.e.; we have made sure that the mdf we use in the end will make the smallest carbon footprint possible.

• We use water-based lacquer instead of the more common type of lacquer containing polypropylene. It is just as durable as other types of lacquer, but a bit more expensive. But we think it’s better to pay the price for a healthy consumption now than having to pay the price for a perishing earth.

• We keep 90% of the production in Sweden, meaning we are close to our major markets. This means we keep the distance down for our shipping.

• We mainly use environmentally certified corrugated cardboard and craft cardboard in our packaging because these materials can be recycled many times over. They are also easy for our customers to return for recycling.

• Our overall ambition is to only pack our products in environmentally friendly materials, and we have already come a long way. We are currently working on replacing the recyclable plastic we currently pack some of our smaller products in with alternative materials. [For our metallic products, we work with pure metals which in turn require airtight protection so as not to be affected by oxygen during transport to our customers.] The goal is to replace these plastic bags with non-fossil-based plastic when we have identified suitable alternatives for airtight closure.

• We have minimized the use of instructions on paper in our shipments. Instead, we encourage our customers to read them online.

• We require that each Supplier follow the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact 2000 (which in turn are based on the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 1998, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption 2003). The Ten Principles govern issues to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption and is the basis of Superfront’s requirements for all contracted suppliers and supply chains.

Things that we are currently working on to improve ourselves are:
• To offer our customers more environmentally friendly shipping alternatives.
• Get our packaging to contain 0% fossil-based plastic.
• Achieve a chemical free production.
• Lower the amount of paper in our packaging.
• Increase the use of local materials and local production to lower the shipping from countries far away from our main markets.


This said, we are far from finished in our aim to make sustainable furniture. There is always more to do and new land to be broken and our goal is to always be curious in new ways of thinking; new techniques, alternative production methods, more environmental ways of transporting, packaging, and communicating with our customers in order to constantly lower our carbon footprint.

Please contact our press team if you have any complementary questions regarding our ongoing work with sustainability or other questions about Superfront. Input on how to improve ourselves from an environmental point of view is always welcome too. Thank you for taking the time to read our thoughts on this very important subject.

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