Scandinavian Business Seating AS is a Scandinavian-based company with an international reach. They have sales offices in both Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Singapore and China and reached a company turnover of around NOK 1 billion in 2012.
Besides making the world a better place to sit, they put great value to corporate social responsibility. Their motivation for this is not only that CSR is considered the right thing to do, but also because they believe that it is a strategic tool that can be used to minimize risks and create great opportunities. They want to ‘be different and better’.
One of their first CSR-related business initiatives has been the development of the first work chair to bear the Swan Nordic-eco label.
They also focus on dialogue with all parts of the production from designers to end-users to enable product development that is inspired by both health and the environment, while at the same time balancing other important business and product development aspects like price, function and design.
Like many other commercial companies Scandinavian Business Seating are on a CSR learning journey and have built a solid CSR foundation with focus on employees, environmental standards and value chain management.
The next step for Scandinavian Business Seating AS is to build further on these investments through sustainable business solutions based on initiatives such as ‘cradle to cradle’ and product innovation. Scandinavian Business Seating has become a Premium member of The Social Business Club to get inspiration as to how they can succeed with these ambitions in practice.
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