IT SHOULD BE EASY TO CHOOSE

Up until now there has not been a clear, efficient tool to help make sustainable interior design choices. Admittedly, there are already many good labels on the market today. But many of them are niche labels, and do not answer all the important questions about sustainability, including questions concerning social responsibility and ergonomics. In the long run it’s unsustainable for you to sit and try to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. That’s why we’ve created The Better Effect Index.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

YOU...

…get your help to make sustainable choices.

…build on your sustainability work and makes the progress easier towards corporate responsibility goals.

…create workplaces with better ergonomics, less stress and lower emissions
of chemicals for improved health and productivity.

…raise awareness of how important
it is to economise with raw materials and energy – and increase interest in circular services.

 

SIX AREAS FOR BETTER EFFECT

This is how it works: In our online tool, we grade our products in six important areas. Together, these give a comprehensive picture of the product’s sustainability. We also show which indicators we use as the basis for our grading in each index area. The online tool offers you the possibility to compare the products’ over all scores as well as their individual scores in different areas.

AREA 1. RAW MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Why? To make sure that materials do not burden the environment unnecessarily. 

Indicators: Knowledge of the origin of the raw materials. Knowledge of conditions in
the production chain. Resource optimisation.

 

AREA 2. CLIMATE

Why? By making smart choices we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Indicators: Transportation. Production and processes. Choice of materials.

 

AREA 3. PURE MATERIALS

Why? We do not want to use any materials och chemicals which have a negative influence on people or environment.

Indicators: Chemicals in the production.  Emissions. 
Good material choice.

AREA 4. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Why? We want to make sure that our products are made in a good working environment.

Indicators: Code of conduct
. Supplier follow-up. 
Follow up in high-risk countries.

 

AREA 5. REUSE

Why? Designing products that can be refurbished and reused is a good way of reducing the use of resources.

Indicators: Possible to repair and renovate? Possible to recycle materials? Made of recycled material?

 

AREA 6. ERGONOMICS

Why? Ergonomic solutions mean healthier and more creative employees – and inspiring environments helps strengthen your brand.

Indicators: Ergonomics. Acoustic environment