Corporate Social Responsibility
At Issos, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not a department, but a mentality since its foundation in 1992.
The social importance of sustainable working concerns us all. For now, but certainly for future generations. Issos naturally takes concrete actions for a better environment, healthy employees and commitment to our environment. We pursue a preventive health policy, we have an inclusive workforce and are involved with various social initiatives.
Sustainable and circular
Every quarter we measure the impact of sustainability measures taken on our business operations.
This provides us with answers to and insight into the consequences of our business operations on people, the environment and society. Based on this information, we make decisions about the design of our future business operations, strategy and opportunities. We have now taken the following measures:
- Solar panels on the roof of the production hall
- Expansion of electric vehicle fleet
- Commercial vehicles that meet at least the Euro –VI or Euro-6 standard
- Commissioning the heat pump installation
- Energy-efficient extraction system in production hall
- Less paper use due to digitization
- Toner, cartridge intake by specialized processor
- Use of non-toxic fasteners and cleaning agents
Based on these measurements, we continuously refine our corporate objectives in the field of sustainability and circularity.
We often work with leading architects and designers already in the design phase of a project. We share insights and views in the field of sustainable construction and furnishing, each based on our expertise. We know each other’s qualities, expectations and working methods. This makes the collaboration during projects almost organic. Because the design and realization of a project come about in such a harmonious way, our clients can rely on an excellent execution, on time and within budget.
Because we want to close the cycle of materials, it is very important to get the most out of the reusability of raw materials and products. We therefore share our vision of sustainable working with our suppliers and subcontractors. In fact, they are selected by us for this. We only work with NEN and ISO 14001 certified parties that subscribe to our vision on CSR. Two of our suppliers of sustainable sheet material are Founding Partner of Inside / Inside, the online platform that provides insight into how sustainable, circular and healthy an interior is. Reuse, recycle and compostability are paramount in every choice of material.
We provide all our (custom) furniture with a Materials Passport. As a result, all parts of the object can be distinguished according to origin, composition and environmental impact. This enables us to take measures at the beginning of the production process and to make agreements regarding sustainable reuse or sustainable processing at the end of the use cycle. As little material as possible remains as unusable waste.
As a company that has rolled out Corporate Social Responsibility in its business operations, we strive for a balance between People, Planet and Profit.
For example, when purchasing, we pay attention not only to price, but also to the effects on the environment and to social aspects.
We are convinced that CSR lays the foundation for economic continuity and long-term survival.
It goes without saying that we carry out our certifications in this area, ISO 9001, FSC (since 2006) and VCA **. We also report our efforts in the field of CSR in the CSR register. In addition, we have been an SBB recognized training company since 1998 and a member of the Koninklijke CBM, trade association for the interior construction and furniture industry.