Sustainability is not just a trend, it is a core aspect of building marine interiors. In this article, CSI exhibitor MAKINEN sets out their sustainability initiatives for making marine interiors more environmentally conscious. MAKINEN is a significant operator in the global shipbuilding industry, offering refurbishment, furniture, cabins, and public spaces for the world’s leading cruise lines and shipyards.

Sustainability is a crucial element of MAKINEN’s corporate governance. We are committed to conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable way, and we expect the same commitment from our suppliers. Sustainability is embedded in our organizational culture and is reflected in our values, vision, and purpose. MAKINEN’s strategic focus area is to develop the company’s responsibility and be a pioneer in sustainable development in the marine industry. Find out more about the steps we are taking to achieve this below.

MAKINEN has been issued the first accredited sustainability certificate in Finland by DNV

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MAKINEN received the CSR Performance Ladder Level 3 certification in November 2021

MAKINEN’s Finland office was issued the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate in 2019, and we already have a long history in developing our social responsibility work. MAKINEN’s strategy for responsibility and sustainability played a vital role in the groundbreaking partnership with the classification body DNV in 2021. The goal was to develop MAKINEN’s corporate social responsibility measures and operating models and augment our company’s processes. The field of social responsibility is broad, and it includes several themes such as corporate ethics, use of natural resources, biodiversity, environmental emissions, well-being at work, and human rights.  

As a result of the cooperation, MAKINEN Finland received the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Performance Ladder Level 3 certification in November 2021, as the first company in Finland! This was also the first accredited sustainability certificate issued to a company operating in the global shipbuilding industry. The CSR Performance Ladder is an international standard based on several well-known quality and responsibility standards. The standard supports setting understandable goals, milestones, and metrics, making MAKINEN operations and reporting consistent and transparent.

MAKINEN is taking part in Finland’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2035

Climate Action is our key focus area. For the current financial year, we will calculate our carbon footprint for the first time following the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, and the results will be reported in the Sustainability Report this fall. We are working toward becoming carbon-neutral by 2028, within GHG protocol Scopes 1 & 2, and establishing the baseline for planning further emission reduction targets in Scope 3, including the upstream and downstream activities such as logistics, flights, and packaging materials. This is called a carbon roadmap, on which we will set various measures on a timeline to reduce our carbon emissions. 

Supporting major cruise lines and shipyards in their sustainability actions

MAKINEN is leading the way towards a more sustainable cruise industry and is eager to support major cruise lines and shipyards in their sustainability efforts. This includes not only the long-term goals in waste and emission reduction but also offering a selection of sustainable materials, furniture, and solutions for all marine interiors projects. Also, MAKINEN Lean project execution and production methods represent sustainability at the highest possible level, eliminating all waste of time and resources.

Makinen’s operational sustainability work is led by our Sustainability Steering Group (SSG), which includes members from our units and Project HR, Sourcing, and Logistics function. MAKINEN SSG is chaired by Ms. Kirsi Orava, VP, Brand Management and Sustainability.

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