Vitra’s Environmental Mission

The urgent need for climate action has given rise to a new vocabulary. ‘CO2 emissions’, ‘net zero’, ‘post-consumer plastic’ and other terms have become buzzwords. At Vitra, we spent the last years untangling and interpreting them. The result is this glossary, shared here to bring clarity and support fact-based conversations on this complex topic.


Environmental Mission

Environmental consciousness finds expression in every aspect of Vitra’s work. It is manifested in how Vitra develops and manufactures its products, in the sourcing of raw materials and the organisation of its supply chain. Every new insight is regarded as an opportunity for further development. In this short film, Vitra explains where it stands with its environmental mission today.

Vitra has defined three goals for the coming years:

1. Ecological footprint

Vitra will be a net positive company based on all the indicators of its ecological footprint.

2. Circular economy

Vitra will follow every product over its entire lifespan, ensuring the longest possible use and facilitating its recycling and disposal.

3. Transparency

Customers will be able to make their purchasing decisions based on detailed information as to where and how a product has been manufactured and which partners were involved.

Vitra's Environmental Mission

We at Vitra are convinced that our surroundings shape our thoughts and feelings – at home, at work and when we are on the go.

That’s why we strive to improve these surroundings every day, through the power of design. For more details on Vitra’s environmental mission, see our Sustainability Report.

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