Sustainability is important to us. We take concrete actions and strive for continuous improvements in order to become even more sustainable. We invest in the quality of our products – our knives last from one generation to the next.
It is not yet possible to fully prevent production emissions causing global warming, but they can be compensated for. Therefore, we are planting trees with Reforest.
By planting saplings, we create carbon sinks that bind carbon dioxide. Trees need carbon dioxide to grow and we need green forests to enjoy outdoor life. Win-win!
The forest planted together with Reforest will be located in Finnish wasteland, where it can grow in peace. This means that the forest is additional and permanent – the area in question would not become forested without our help.
Marttiini’s Reforest forest is located in Ojalanmäki, Forssa. We plant more than 1,700 trees a year. One tree binds approximately 259 kg of carbon dioxide during its 55-year rotation time. Trees grow the fastest at the age of 20–50, when they also bind carbon dioxide most effectively. Therefore, Reforest has ensured that the planted trees can grow in peace for at least 60 years.
Did you know that we sell most of our knives completely without packaging? Our customers can choose whether they want their products to be packed. For an additional charge, we offer a beautiful wooden box that suits well for gift or collection purposes.
We continuously strive to reduce the amount of plastic used in our packaging. If plastic is required, we choose recycled plastic. Usually, we prefer FSC certified recycled cardboard in our packaging, as its carbon footprint is more than 50% smaller than that of the old plastic packaging. By switching to plastic-free packaging, we can reduce the amount of PVC plastic by 200 kg every year (this equals to the amount of plastic required to produce 36,000 plastic bags).
Our production forms a significant share of our carbon footprint. Therefore, our production uses 100% renewable energy. Our goal is to reduce the total consumption of energy and water and, thereby, protect the environment and natural resources.
Last year (when compared to 2019), we managed to reduce the carbon footprint of our production by nearly 30% and water consumption by nearly 20%. We have prepared a plan for minimizing our carbon and water footprint, which we will continue to apply in order to reach our goals.
We sort our waste appropriately. The recycling process of our production is already effective, as only a fraction of the waste generated by us ends up in the landfill. Small pieces of wood and woodchips can be burned to produce energy.
However, this is not enough for us – our future goal is to eliminate production waste transported to the landfill entirely. Production surplus can often be utilized in new products and, therefore, we are developing new methods to utilize surplus materials.