Since we want continue making beautiful kitchens for decades to come, we are constantly taking measures to operate in a corporate socially-responsible manner. For example, our production process has been carbon neutral since April 2017. By additional efforts to make our operations more sustainable, on April 1 2018 we obtained the Kiwa-certificate “CO2-Awareness” (level 3).
CO2-reduction and other local initiatives
The certificate emphasises that our CO2-footprint is determined according to the international standard(s) and that we take important steps to limit our CO2 emissions to a minimum. Due to various modifications to our production process, it has been carbon neutral since April 2017. For example, we invested in a biomass installation so we meet our heating demand in our kitchen factory. Moreover, we repurpose large flawed wood segments into smaller panels or cabinet parts to prevent waste.
However, the decisive factor in obtaining the level 3 certificate is our cooperation with the local business association. Our biomass installation provides us with more energy than we need. Together with the local business association, we aim to find a way to use our surplus energy elsewhere. Then, we would handle our materials and resources even more effectively than we already do.