For us, wood is a working material and a valuable resource. We manufacture a wide range of products for furniture and interior design from nature's renewable resources. We act sustainably, conserve resources and protect the climate, thereby contributing to sustainable development and underlining our promise: More from wood.
In order to make this clear to you, we explain three indicators here. They make the environmental performance of our products transparent and easy to understand.
Every product - including our wood-based materials - leaves traces. With the CO2 footprint it is possible to quantify how large this trace is on the climate. With our coated chipboard it is very low - even below zero. This results from the following: Wood absorbs more CO2 during its growth than is emitted during transport and the manufacturing processes.
Resources take different lengths of time to regenerate: Wood grows back in a few decades, fossil materials need millions of years to develop. With this indicator we show how much material was obtained from renewable wood or fossil raw materials. Our coated chipboard consists of 85% renewable resources such as wood and paper. The 15% fossil resources compose the glue, wax and resin.
We can only conserve natural resources if we make the best possible use of existing wood. This indicator shows how well this works in practice. Our coated chipboard, for example, consists of 27% recycled material, such as old furniture parts, 32% by-products of the sawmill industry and 41% fresh resources, such as thinning wood, glue and paper.
We publish all ingredients that are used in our products. There are two different document formats for this: On the one hand the EPDs ("Environmental Product Declarations"), in which we publish the environmental performance assessment of our products, on the other hand the so-called EHDs. EHD stands for "Environmental and Health Datasheet". In it we classify the ingredients according to their contribution to the recycling economy.