Recently OFFECCT’s QE manager Joachim Schubert participated at a forum in Gothenburg on the theme of CSR (corporate social responsibility) held by CSR Västsverige.
The forum brought together enterprises and students to explore the concept of CSR. The day began with a researcher talking about the concept and its meaning. The truth is that the concept is disputed among researchers, but all agree that it has to do with the responsibility corporations take within three areas; environment, society and economy.
Joachim talked to the audience about CSR Västsverige’s challenge OFFECCT was a part of in 2010, and the results of that challenge. Within the frame of the challenge, climate initiative 2010, OFFECCT chose three ways to improve their environmental responsibility. We streamlined our energy consumption, chose to use only wind and water power in our factory, and managed to decrease our use of paper with 50%.
To illustrate our commitment to the environment, Joachim showed the chair Louis IX to the audience. The chair is made out of recycled bottles. Like Joachim pointed out, the chair uses the most important material of the future – waste products.