Sustainability

 

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Sustainably towards a greener future

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.

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Quality and long life cycle

In our products, we focus on quality, maintainability and timeless design. This creates products with the longest life cycle. With regular maintenance, our products last from one generation to the next.

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Openness and transparency

We appreciate openness and transparency in our operations. We pursue honest, reciprocal dialogue, which will lead to the creation of new ideas and points of view. This enables continuous development in the environmental liability matters.

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Concrete actions

From words to action. We take concrete actions daily – both small and large – to develop ourselves to become even more sustainable and achieve our goals. We strive for continuous improvements in environmental liability matters.

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We reduce our emissions and, what cannot be effectively reduced, we compensate for!

 

WE CREATE CARBON SINKS TOGETHER WITH REFOREST

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.

  • We reduce our greenhouse emissions and, what we cannot reduce, we fully compensate for by planting permanent forests in cooperation with Reforest. We plant approximately 1,700 trees a year*, which covers all the emissions generated by our production.
  • Reforestation is currently the most effective carbon sequestration and emission compensation manner. The forest planted by us is located in Ojalanmäki, Forssa (Finland).
  • The carbon sequestration capacity of the area planted by us is based on the Natural Resources Institute Finland’s calculation. The calculation takes into account, for example, the prevailing circumstance and the planted tree species. This enables the measuring of the carbon sequestration ability.

WE PLANT TREES IN FORSSA, FINLAND

We take concrete actions with measurable impacts

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Most of our knives are sold without packaging

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).

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Our production uses 100% renewable energy

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.

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Only a small fraction of our waste ends up in the landfill

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.

Are you interested? Contact us!

Do you want to discuss corporate responsibility matters further? Do you have questions, thoughts or ideas concerning our operations?

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
email: marttiini@marttiini.fi
telephone number: +358 (0)3 88 3920