Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainability goals:

Green cities are smart cities

Cities are responsible for 75 % of all greenhouse gas emissions. We offer waste containers that send out a signal when they need to be emptied, and we are making more and more products with charging options and wireless connectivity. At the same time, we believe that smart cities should also contain tech-free spaces, spaces where we can relax, put away the smartphone, enjoy the fresh air and simply be.

Together with Young Sustainable Impact (YSI), among others, we are researching how large cities can become more energy-effective, through new mobility solutions, recycling of surface water, and by creating outdoor spaces that are more attractive.


Young Sustainable Impact is a movement of young people interested in doing something to solve the SDGs. The team has been successful in attracting tens of thousands of youngsters into an intensive accelerator programme, culminating in an investor day in Oslo, of which Vestre is a proud sponsor.

Contribution to building a global youth
movement to advance the SDGs

This is how we work with UN sustainability goals

  • Quality education

    Knowledge conquers all

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  • Affordable and clean energy

    We give back clean energy

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  • Decent work and economic growth

    Everyone can do something

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  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    It is possible to operate a profitable manufacturing firm in Scandinavia. It is possible to build a business based on longevity and sustainability

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  • Redused inequalities

    Less inequality creates greater trust

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  • Sustainable cities and communities

    Green cities are smart cities

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  • Responsible consumption and products

    Vestre Vision Zero

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  • Climate action

    Nine years ago, we became the first climate-neutral outdoor furniture manufacturer in the world

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  • Life on Land

    Vestre almost exclusively uses environmentally certified Scandinavian timber from what may be considered the world’s most sustainable forests

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