Circular Office Interiors.

RITTWEGER and TEAM combine expertise, design know-how, and practical experience in the conception of sustainable and human-centred work and office environments, coupled with a deep understanding of the needs and requirements of modern workspaces, and a high degree of innovative spirit.

ESG-Compliant Office Furnishings to Enhance the Image as a Sustainable and Attractive Employer

In today’s world, considering ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria in office furnishings is increasingly important. A sustainably and circularly designed office not only meets environmental requirements but also plays a significant role in embedding the company’s strategic sustainability efforts in the minds and hearts of employees. It creates an inspiring and attractive work environment that strengthens sustainability awareness, fosters employee engagement, and positions the company as a leader in responsibility and innovation. By utilising pre-existing circular material concepts and office suppliers certified with the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product standard, a comprehensive office concept can be developed that is not only sustainable but also health-promoting. Our Circular Material LAB enables us to develop custom material and furnishing concepts that serve as the foundation for functional and organisational planning, bridging the gap between architectural design and interior furnishings.

Participatory planning and design thinking for inspiring working environments

A particular focus of our work lies in participatory planning and development following the Design Thinking approach. We see office design as a space that actively involves employees and takes their needs and ideas into account. This includes incorporating company values and innovative work concepts like New Work into the design. By applying Design Thinking, we enable a creative and user-centric design of your forward-thinking office space that supports a modern work culture. Another important aspect is promoting employee well-being through the use of selected materials certified for material health. With our comprehensive design expertise and material knowledge, we guide you in developing a customised office concept that aligns with your company’s values and sustainability principles.

Circularity Design & Colour concept Ergonomics & Usability ESG-Sustainability Life cycle assessment Material health Modularity New work Participation Circular Office Interiors
Beispiel zur Demontierbarkeit eines Bürostuhls in Einzelkomponenten

Example of how an office chair can be dismantled into individual components

We offer the following interdisciplinary project-related services:

  • Concept design for a circular office concept
  • Participatory process based on design thinking
  • Development of a brand-compliant material concept based on trend materials from the circular economy, bio-economy or with CO₂ storage potential
  • Material selection based on materials that fulfil the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product standard and alternative materials from our Circular Material LAB
  • Sustainable performance measurement for all suppliers involved in the process
  • Procurement in accordance with the German Supply Chain Obligations Act (LKSG)
  • Support for possible auditing processes
  • Creation of a digital twin for all material data
  • Closing open material cycles with manufacturers
  • Creation of a material passport
  • CO₂ balancing of the project, calculation of the CO₂ storage potential
  • Verification of sustainability claims in accordance with the EU Green Claims Directive
  • Communication and PR for the project

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ESG criteria – meaningful integration into the corporate strategy

ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance and comprises a series of criteria that companies and organisations use to align their sustainability performance, report on it and have it measured by external audits and ratings. The integration of ESG criteria enables companies to assume environmental, social and governance responsibility. This includes measures to reduce environmental impact, promote social justice and diversity, as well as transparent corporate governance. By applying these criteria, companies can improve their sustainability performance and differentiate themselves from the competition. An important set of regulations in connection with ESG criteria is the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which obliges certain companies to transparently disclose sustainability data.

Applying ESG criteria can provide companies with several benefits. Apart from enhancing stakeholder confidence and improving brand reputation, ESG criteria can also help in identifying and mitigating potential risks that may be associated with environmental and social impacts. They can also contribute towards ensuring long-term growth and increasing competitiveness. As investors, customers and employees are becoming increasingly conscious of ESG aspects, they tend to favour companies that prioritise them.

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