UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG’S)
The SDG’s are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and believe that investing in sustainable and responsible practices is both the right moral decision as well as being good business. We’re designing not only for today, but the future, where sustainable practices will become an even more important factor. We invest in close, long-term relationships with our suppliers – relationships that are based on mutual respect for both parties and are committed to working with SDG 8, 12 and 17.
UN goal 8
To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Decent work means opportunities for everyone to get work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration.
At ferm LIVING, we want to be a proactive partner in ensuring that the rights of workers in our supply chain are upheld, for example by utlising a CoC and certifications like BSCI. We want to be a part of implementing positive change, and contribute by providing good jobs and work conditions.
UN goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Sustainable consumption and production are about doing more and better with less. It is also about decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation, increasing resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles. Sustainable consumption and production refers to ‘the use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations’.
We want to inspire people to inhabit a more mindful and sustainable lifestyle. We work within a framework of practices and with a supply chain that we believe is honest. In close collaboration with our suppliers, we are continually working to develop and improve all phases of our supply chain. We ensure a high quality of our materials and products through certifications.
We strive to never over-produce. We want to manufacture just the right number of products. We never burn or destroy unsold items. We hold an annual, privately held stock sale, and leftover or unsold items are donated to the Red Cross or other NGO’s.
We design to create products that last, both in terms of function and aesthetics. For us, this means high-quality designs that are produced with honest materials, and with an aesthetic appeal that we believe will last the test of time – we look at it as Aesthetic Sustainability.
And we challenge ourselves on an ongoing basis to make more sustainable choices early, starting in the design phase, so that the percentage of designs made from recyclable and sustainable materials will increase collection by collection.
UN goal 17:
Partnerships for the goals
‘Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development’ seeks to revitalize and enhance the global partnership for sustainable development through intensive and systematic engagement of governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors in the implementation of other sixteen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our approach to working with sustainability is both holistic and humble. We are not perfect, and are by no means experts on every subject, hence it is crucial for us to partner up with suppliers with great skillset when it comes to working with sustainable or recycled materials. That is why our partnerships are crucial to ensure development and progress. In our effort to become more sustainable, we want to increase transparency and we believe in engaging with partners and exchanging and sharing knowledge.