2018-03-07 - Kährs Group

Kährs Group awarded for CSR work by the Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain

Kährs Group, a Swedish Europe-leading manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring, was recently awarded for its CSR work by the Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain. Kährs Group was named best in class in Corporate Social Responsibility among European suppliers by the company.

Kåre O. Malo, President, Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain, Tobias Blumer, Kährs Group and Jean-Jacques Bourhis, Procurement & Marketing Director, Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain.
Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain

At the Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Partners Meeting event in Paris, Tobias Blumer representing Kährs Group in France received the award from Kåre O. Malo, President, Building Distribution Sector of Saint-Gobain.

Saint-Gobain Building Distribution makes comprehensive assessments of their business partners with regards to all aspects of responsible business practices and Kährs Group was named number one among their European suppliers.

“We are very proud to be recognized for our commitment to develop Kährs Group towards long-term sustainable business operations. And it is especially encouraging to be awarded by a company such as Saint-Gobain which is renowned for its own efforts and initiatives in corporate social responsibility,” says Christer Persson, President and CEO of Kährs Group.

Saint-Gobain is present in 67 countries with more than 179,000 employees. Its Building Distribution Sector has more than 63,000 employees and more than 4,100 sales outlets in 23 countries, with a solid network of generalist and specialist trading brands serving the renovation, new construction and home improvement markets.

For more information, please contact:
Helén Johansson, Corporate Communication, Kährs Group, tel: +46 70 364 60 30

About Kährs Group
Kährs Group is a Europe-leading flooring manufacturer in hardwood and resilient flooring with several strong brands in its product portfolio, including Kährs, Karelia and Upofloor. Kährs’ innovations have shaped the industry throughout history and the company is dedicated to providing private, commercial and public spaces with environmentally sound and long-lasting flooring solutions. Kährs Group, which delivers products to more than 70 countries, is the market leader in Sweden, Finland and Russia and holds a strong position in other key markets, such as Norway, the UK and Germany. The Group has approximately 1,700 employees and annual sales of more than SEK 3 billion. www.kahrsgroup.com

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