PUTTING ACTION BEHIND WORDS
At Gabriel, we firmly believe that we share a collective responsibility to address sustainability issues ethically, to document everything we say, and to put action behind our words.
In the light of the on-going global energy crisis, one of our key efforts in the past year has been to reduce our energy consumption even further and to increase our production of renewable energy. We have increased the capacity of our existing solar plant at our dye house, Scandye, and are in the process of establishing new solar plants at all our production facilities and at our headquarter.
“It is Gabriel's key focus to reduce the company’s climate footprint, to protect the environment and human health and safety."
Recyclable design for a circular economy
In the past year, we have also increased our use of recycled materials and have worked determinedly to create a new normal, where materials are used again and again. We focus on creating recyclable design and have increased the percentage of fabrics in our portfolio that are 100% recyclable. In close cooperation with our customers, we design and develop furniture for a circular economy, where fabrics and other materials can be recycled when the furniture reaches the end of its life cycle.
Committing to the UN Global Compact
In this year’s Sustainability Report, we are also pleased to announce that we have strengthened our commitment to the UN Global Compact. We have followed the guidelines and shared the values of the UN Global Compact for many years, but this year we have officially joined the initiative. By signing on, Gabriel commits to follow the operating principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and corruption.
In our newly released Sustainability Report 2021/22 you can read more about our efforts to spark a green transition and find all the documentation that substantiates our results and activities.