Sustainability is more than just a word for us. It is a choice, one that we at Honka make every day. Our choices are guided by human and natural vitality. We are continuously looking for new ways to further improve our work, and we report openly on our progress. At Honka, we focus on building the future.
Honka’s sustainability programme, We build the future, is based on the changes we have identified in our operating environment, our ethical principles, the recognised expectations the staff and other stakeholders, and understanding the customer in our main markets.
At the heart of all of Honka’s operations are contented and committed employees who feel that their work makes a difference. Honka was founded by the Saarelainen brothers in 1958. We are still a Finnish family company and international pioneer, a close group of professionals devoted to wood as a material.
Honkarakenne’s sustainable activities stem, quite literally, from sustainably grown trees. Audits by independent parties at different stages of the delivery chain ensure that the wood raw material comes from a forest in which the principles of sustainable development and biodiversity are respected.
Honka log houses are built with decades of experience and expertise at our own factory in Karstula. We are continuously developing the material and energy efficiency of our production, and recyclability of materials.
A Honka log house is a lasting heritage for future generations. Construction is the most climate-friendly use of wood, because as trees grow, they bind carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the building for the duration of its long life cycle.
Honkarakenne is the world’s first industrial log house manufacturer and a leader in wood construction. We will continuously enhance the safety and health features of our houses.