Ever since Jens Ekornes founded Ekornes in Sykkylven more than 80 years ago, robust materials and quality craftsmanship have been top priorities. We have always aimed to make products that last for generations. Today, this is more important than ever before.

We are members of the UN’s Global Compact initiative. This is a voluntary scheme, whose members undertake to implement 10 principles for responsible business practice. These cover labour rights, human rights, the fight against corruption, and sustainable production that protects the environment.

As a member of the Global Compact, we report annually on what we have achieved in our day-to-day operations to reach these goals. You can read our Sustainability report here.

All areas of our operation shall abide by the following core tenets:

  • Ekornes shall be an environment-friendly company. Its products shall cause the least possible harm to the environment.

  • Ekornes aims to minimise workplace health risks.

  • Ekornes invests to avoid harm to health and the environment.

  • Environmental information shall be publicly available, for example through Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

  • Ekornes shall openly communicate relevant information about how the company is fulfilling its environmental responsibilities.


Our valuechain

For many years, Ekornes has worked to optimize our value chain. We have a continuous focus on human rights and decent working conditions both at our locations and with our suppliers. All our suppliers must sign a separate Supplier Code of Conduct, which focuses on 12 different principles within human rights, corruption and the environment.
Information about our work with the Transparency Act or our value chains can be sent to

Read our statement in accordance with the Transparency Act HERE

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