What is sustainability to Eleiko?
Sustainability is to act in ways that meet the needs of current generations, without compromising the needs of future generations. We believe this involves balancing economic growth, environmental care, and social well-being. A sustainable company takes responsibility for its impact and is transparent about its operations and actions. A sustainable product is one that designed for durability, longevity, and circularity, so that it can be passed down to future generations.
Building A Stronger World
At Eleiko, we are committed to building A Stronger World through sustainable practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment, society, and economy. Our sustainability policy aims to create shared value, promote a sustainable future, and positively impact all stakeholders, including suppliers, employees, customers, and end-users. With the ambition to take leadership of sustainability in our industry, we take accountability for our environmental impact and carbon footprint, and actively contribute to realizing The Generational Goal established by the Swedish government to leave a healthier environment for the next generation.
What we prioritize
We believe that a sustainable future requires strong individuals and Eleiko has a duty to create a better world for future generations. We achieve this through developing durable products and striving towards significant goals, all in line with our mission of building a stronger world.
Our strategy and objectives aim to support the achievement of the following targets outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.
Sustainable management and use of natural resources.
Integrate climate change measures into policies and planning.
By evaluating company risks and opportunities, and stakeholder interest, Eleiko identified six material topics:
- Innovation, Quality, and Safety
- Climate Impact
- Transparency and Circular Economy
- Human Rights and Anti-Corruption
- Community Engagement
- Employees and Working Conditions
The material issues are covered in our sustainability strategy:
Developing The Future Of Strength
Developing products that are sustainably designed for best-in-class performance and durability.
Raising The Bar
Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
Securing and maintaining strong communities.
A Culture Of Kindness
Remaining an attractive employer with safe and healthy working conditions.
Developing the future of strength
We aim to offer safe, long-lasting, and high-performing products designed for the user by working with both material and design to minimize the environmental impact of our products. The majority of a product’s carbon footprint is determined in the design phase, so this is where we can make a difference. We design products that retain their quality for several decades and we must therefore consider the ageing of the product — we want them to age while maintaining their appearance and long-lasting performance.
The Eleiko Prestera line is an excellent example of this where we have removed everything that doesn't add to the function, quality, or user experience. We do not add for the sake of adding. Instead, we reduce for the sake of reducing.
Long lasting partnerships
We work to build long lasting partnership, bring a high level of expertise, and deliver outstanding service. We are a family owned- and operated company, invested in our customers’ success.
Some of our partnerships:
- International Powerlifting Federation
- International Weightlifting Federation
- World Para Powerlifting Federation
- UN Global Compact
- The Family Business Network
- Almega Friskvårdsföretagen
Committed to UN Global Compact
Eleiko is a part of the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. Sustainability and responsible operations are fundamental to our vision of building a stronger world.
The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 10,000 companies in over 160 countries.
Modern Slavery Act
We acknowledge the importance of conducting international business with good governance and high ethical standards. Our statement on slavery and human trafficking is linked below.
Code of Conduct
Our company core values, guide our actions. They are woven through all aspects of our business — how we develop our products, conducts ourselves, and develop our partnerships.
Bring your strongest and best to every moment.
Stay hungry for improvement and for life itself.
Treat the environment, other people, yourself, and your body with the greatest respect.
The Eleiko Green Team
To work efficiently with our sustainability activities we have a crossfunctional Green Team which was created in 2017 and include seven members from different departments. This is a way to integrate sustainability into our business-DNA and allows for fast decision making. Green Team is responsible to carry out our operational and strategic goals, as well as pursue B Corp Certification.