To be able to prioritise between important corporate social responsibilities issues, Kebony engages in dialogue with key stakeholders. The company regards customers, employees, suppliers, the authorities, creditors, shareholders and society at large as its stakeholders. In this connection, a stakeholder is anybody who is either strongly affected by the company’s operations or can strongly affect the company’s operations.
As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme, Kebony has chosen to support and participate in a number of initiatives;
The United Nations Global Compact is based on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The Global Compact is a global network comprising businesses, governments, labour organisations, civil society organisations and the UN. The initiative aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the parties in the network to promote a sustainable and inclusive global economy.
Kebony is FSC®-certified. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) works to improve forest management worldwide, and through certification creates an incentive for forest owners and managers to follow best social and environmental practices. FSC® provides a connection between the forest and the end user, ensuring that products with the FSC® label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits and considerations.
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organisation: with 2/3's of the worlds certified forest area, certified as being in conformance with PEFC standards. It aims to promote the sustainable management of forest through its third party, independent, certification scheme. The raw material for Kebony are taken from sustainably managed forests with large timber harvests.
All goods delivered by Kebony are Swan Eco-labelled. The Swan is the official Nordic Eco-label, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Swan Eco-label's vision is a sustainable society, in which future generations can benefit from the same conditions and opportunities as we ourselves do. An important step towards this vision is, with the help of eco-labelling, to help the consumers choose the most environmentally-friendly products. The Swan logo demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice.
Kebony is member of the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC), an independent association for industry leaders in Norwegian construction and real estate. NGBC’s purpose is to increase the environmental standard of Norwegian construction by developing BREEAM-NOR in a manner that causes environmentally friendly buildings to be demanded and highly sought after.
Kebony has received the best assessment "A" in the Swedish web-based system SundaHus Environmental Data. The system is used by building owners, architects, consultants and contractors for managing material choices in buildings.