Sustainability is an integral and natural part of Ahrend’s strategy. Our sustainability ambitions and objectives are closely related to our vision: to create Vitalising Workspaces. We’ve been doing that for decades, together with our inspired staff, partners and clients.
Sustainable to the core of our company
We do this with the best, most sustainable products, manufactured at our own production sites. We manufacture at these sites with minimum environmental impact and maximum focus on our employees. We’re proud of the sustainable achievements we’ve already attained and we’re keen to show that. As a transparent and social enterprise, we regularly open the doors to our main manufacturing site in Sint-Oedenrode to demonstrate how sustainability looks in practice at Ahrend.
Ambitions for the future
As a pioneer in our industry, we are constantly setting ourselves increasingly ambitious objectives to do as little as possible to harm the planet. How we aim to do this is set out in our Corporate Social Responsibility programme 2025.
We are all about sustainable products, inspired by Friso Kramer and designed according to his philosophy of “less is more" – the art of omission – and as such we are an obvious fit for the circular economy. For 125 years we’ve been designing timeless products that will last a lifetime. We design our products according to sustainable and circular design principles, and we offer services to ensure that our products remain in use for as long as possible.Read more about circular economy
Closing the loop
Cooperating for a circular economy
Diversity and inclusivity
It’s important to us at Ahrend that all our employees feel happy and vital in their work, and we want to encourage them to learn and feel valued within our company. And this is exactly why we invest in diversity and inclusivity as a business. There’s a place for everyone in our company. As a social enterprise, we care about equal opportunities and put our money where our mouth is when it comes to invigorating workplaces. And there is more to that than just working in a healthy and ergonomic way.Read more about social entrepreneurship
Learn more on our achievements in 2021
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