Sustainability

– Innovating for the future

We work with the values of sustainability and the principles of circularity to design acoustic solutions fit for the future! We want to raise the bar within our industry and make the most of our creative and technical skills to take the lead in sustainable acoustic solutions – not only because we believe this is the way to do business in the future, but because it makes us proud to know that we are doing our part in pushing for change

Sustainable transformation is an ongoing journey and we are excited for each step we take
Global Compact Network

Global Compact Network

We have committed to work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and continuously report on our progress

Transparency

Transparency

We work with the Danish company Målbar to calculate the CO2c emissions of all our products

Life Cycle Assesment

Life Cycle Assesment

We are lucky to get help from the talented students at DTU to complete an LCA analysis of our products

Take back solutions

Take back solutions

We are working hard to optimise our circularity and develop take-back solutions for all components

Responsible production

At Akuart we have an innovative and creative approach to product design, which has led us to work with the principles of circularity in our product development for years. 

Our acoustic solutions are made to order and are designed for disassembly, so that all used resources can circulate and get new life after their time as an Akuart product.

We design functional and aesthetic acoustic solutions that are made to order, easy to maintain, and easily updated due to the exchangeable canvases – both in design and functionality they are made to last! 

 

Climate

We set ambitious climate goals – not only because we believe this is the way to do business in the future, but because it makes us proud to know that we are doing our part in pushing for change.

Our considerations for the climate is incorporated from start to finish of our value chain. From the design process, through material selection, production methods and all the way to the end customer and beyond. We are continuously working to minimise the emissions connected to the production process of our products and while we work towards full circularity, we are compensating all CO2-e emissions from The Supersonic Collection through a partnership with Puro.Earth, the worlds first marketplace for carbon removal projects.

Working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 8

SDG 8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

We value our people! Throughout our supply chain we make sure that those involved in the production of Akuart products are paid fair wages and have safe working conditions. We respect the work/life-balance of our employees and encourage an inclusive and tolerant culture, where diverse skills and personalities are respected and valued.

SDG 9

SDG 9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Innovation and technological progress are key to finding lasting solutions to the environmental challenges facing all production companies. At Akuart we love to be innovative and test new ideas. Testing new sustainable components and production methods and challenging the use, re-use and upcycling of well-known materials is part of our creative approach to product design. We push to be on the cutting edge of sustainable development and increase resource and energy-efficiency through innovation and initiative.

SDG 12

SDG 12

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Sustainable consumption and production is about doing more and better with less. We do this by continuously developing our products and designing both for long lifespans, possible maintenance and material recycling. We work with recycled and upcycled materials throughout our product collection and continuously push for more sustainable material development and transparent resource consumption. This is a challenge that fosters innovation, creativity and new knowledge – all values that we pride ourselves on at Akuart.

SDG 13

SDG 13

CLIMATE ACTION

We follow the climate development in the world with great concern, and push to become part of the solution – both in the way we design and produce Akuart products, but also by aiming to inspire the rest of the industry to make the necessary changes. We measure the climate footprint of all our products using a third party screening tool, allowing us to analyse and minimise the emissions of our products. And while we work to reach full circularity and carbon neutrality we have chosen to compensate all CO2-e emissions of The Supersonic Collection through scientifically acknowledged carbon removal projects.

SDG 17

SDG 17

PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

From sub-supplier to end consumer – and beyond. The sustainable journey is one that we are on together and we can only succeed in partnerships. At Akuart we work closely with our partners throughout the value chain to encourage sustainable change and strengthen the sustainable development. We continuously research possibilities of new networks and partnerships to foster green change, both within design, material development, usage and end-of-life opportunities.

Dogme rules for continuous sustainable product development

We design for circularity

We choose “pure” materials, preferably re-used or upcycled
We design our products to be easily disassembled, sorted and re-used
We investigate and collaborate to develop take-back systems within our production

We value transparency

We ask critical questions of suppliers to further the sustainable focus
We have a clear understanding (and documentation) of the materials we use
We calculate our emissions and take steps to continuously reduce our impact

We produce ethically

We only use suppliers we know treat their workers properly
We choose suppliers in countries with human rights
We make sure our employees have a healthy work/life balance

We work to reduce our carbon footprint

Minimise transportation
Prioritise green energy
Minimise waste in production

A shared value

At Akuart, sustainability originates from our people! 

Our focus on innovation and functionality has always urged us to investigate new techniques, look to new materials and follow sustainable material development. 

We work with sustainability towards circularity both because it is good business and because it makes us proud and excited to go to work. We want to raise the bar within our industry and make the most of our creative and technical skills to take the lead in sustainable acoustic solutions.