Since 1947, Vestre has been helping to create social and sustainable meeting places which bring people together around the world. We want to be seen as the world’s most sustainable furniture manufacturer and believe that everyone can help to save the world. A little. We don’t believe there is a future for businesses that do not take responsibility for the world around them. We often ask ourselves: What can we as a company do to help make society better? For us, the answer is to manufacture our products in a way that is as environmentally friendly as possible. To find solutions where they do not already exist. To be open and transparent, and show the world how we are doing it—so that we can inspire others.
In 2017, we certified the world’s first urban bench with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. In 2023, we have over 350 products certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, and we have no intention of stopping there either. In 2020, we published the world’s first product catalogue listing EPD values for the entire portfolio. Later the same year, we launched the world’s first bench made from ownerless marine plastic. In 2022, we opened The Plus, the world's most environmentally friendly furniture factory, thereby establishing a ground-breaking new standard for the factories of the future.
In 2023, we took yet another environmental step forward—we are the first furniture manufacturer anywhere in the world to use SSAB’s fossil-free steel in its manufacturing processes.