By acting sustainably, conserving resources and protecting the climate, we contribute towards sustainable development and stand by our underlying principle: More From Wood.
Make informed decisions in your furniture manufacturing and projects. Our products have useful environmental performance indicators that make us, and therefore you, More Transparent.
Wood-based materials are climate-friendly
Every product leaves traces on the climate. The CO2 footprint can be used to quantify how large these traces are. Our raw material wood absorbs CO2 during its growth and stores it. CO2 is emitted during transport and processing. The difference between the storage and the emission results in the CO2 footprint. Our (wood-based) products have a very small carbon footprint because more CO2 is bound in the product than is emitted during transport and processing.
Wood-based materials grow back
Contribution to the bioeconomy
Wood grows back in a few decades, fossil raw materials need millions of years to develop. It is therefore important to use more renewable raw materials. The indicator shows how much of the material used to manufacture the product comes from renewable resources (wood, paper) and how much of the material comes from fossil resources (glue, wax, resin). In this way, we transparently indicate for each product the contribution it makes to the bioeconomy.
We conserve natural resources
Contribution to the circular economy
To conserve natural resources, we must reuse, recycle and recover existing products in the best possible way. This indicator shows how well this works in practice. It presents the ingredients of a product in categories: Recycled materials (e.g. old furniture parts or pallets) and by-products from the sawmill industry (e.g. wood chips or sawdust) contribute to the circular economy. The remaining product components come from fresh resources, such as thinning wood, glue and paper.
We use wood from verified and certified sources
Wood proportion from verified and certified sources
Wood is generally sustainable as it is a renewable raw material. However, for this to be fully true, forests must also be managed in accordance with economic, ecological and social criteria. We provide evidence of this for our value chains: All our wood-based products are 100% verified by independent third parties according to ISO 38200. This confirms the legality of the origin of the wood. In addition, all our wood sourcing plants are certified according to the standards of FSC and PEFC as part of the chain of custody.