Our Commitment to Sustainability
Along with working with the very best designers and the finest materials, Carl Hansen & Søn has a long-standing commitment to driving sustainable development.
During every step of the production process, we are working to create both big picture strategies and simple, everyday solutions that help us care for people and for the planet. From investing in the most modern and energy efficient equipment to the ambitious goals we set for our production practices, we are striving to leave behind nothing but beautiful furniture and a legacy of uncompromising craftsmanship.
In our manufacturing facilities, we work continuously to ensure healthy, safe work conditions for our dedicated craftspeople. When it comes to production, we use responsibly-sourced materials and processes that protect our customers, our team, and the environment.
Additionally, we purchase wood from responsibly managed forests and sawmills with which we have long-established relationships.
In fact, we use nearly every bit of wood we source, repurposing the little scrap that remains as fuel in a district heating plant that provides warmth to more than 400 local homes in Gelsted, Denmark.
At Carl Hansen & Søn, we believe that one of the best strategies for sustainable living is to make and buy things that last, which is why we use the best materials and craftsmanship in everything we produce. Our products are crafted to last a lifetime and our hope is that they will be passed down and enjoyed for generations. To encourage this, we provide highly-skilled, in-house repair and refurbishment services. This way, after decades of daily use, even the most well-worn, well-loved piece of furniture can be restored and made ready for many more years of practical enjoyment.
Carl Hansen & Søn is certified to produce FSC-certified furniture (FSC-C135991).
Focus on Sustainability
In addition to working with the very best designers and the finest materials, Carl Hansen & Søn has been committed to sustainable development for many years. Read 3 short stories here about how we at Carl Hansen & Søn work with sustainability in different ways.
- The 10 commandments
From the very outset, Carl Hansen & Søn’s DNA was created around people’s ability to produce things with their hands. Complicated thoughts and ideas have been realized solely due to the superb craftsmanship of the owner and employees.
Therefore, it is also a requirement for our accessories that they come into being as a result of people’s creative thoughts and talented craftmanship.
Statement on Modern Slavery Act
We have published Modern Slavery Act statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019. Carl Hansen & Søn A/S support the UK Modern Slavery Act and its objective to eradicate forced labor and human trafficking.
More stories about Carl Hansen & Søn
Since Knud Erik Hansen, Carl Hansen’s grandson, became the third-generation leader of the family-owned business in 2002, Carl Hansen & Søn has significantly expanded its international presence.
Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand our collection to represent influential new designers. Our goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
At Carl Hansen & Søn, we believe that iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials.
When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.