by Claesson Koivisto Rune
A greater understanding of our impact on the planet is leading people to make sustainable and more environmentally friendly choices in nearly every aspect of life, including furniture.
Working actively on sustainability is a responsibility and a matter of course for us as well as working continuously with our environmental labels to meet the market’s requirements. Below you find our certified products.
One quick and easy way to work out the environmental credentials of a piece of furniture is to examine its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). An EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. It calculates the complete impact on the environment, from extraction of raw materials to factory gate out..
Having an EPD does not necessarily mean that a product is environmentally friendly, but it gives you a clear indication of the total impact the product has, and you can compare product EPD’s to see the difference between manufacturers.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel for furniture is awarded to products that net strict environmental, quality and health requirements. The use of harmful chemicals is strictly regulated, and a high content of recycled materials is required.
Möbelfakta is a unique sustainability label for furniture that takes into account both quality, environment and social responsibility. It is a general reference system open to all. Möbelfakta Sverige AB is owned by IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute and The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, TMF.