Sustainable & Net Zero
Sustainable products are crafted with an emphasis on renewable resources, energy efficiency, responsible manufacturing processes, and reduced waste generation. These products aim to minimize environmental impacts while meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By embracing the net zero approach and investing in sustainable products, society can actively work towards mitigating climate change and fostering a more resilient and eco-friendly future.
Net zero products represent a groundbreaking approach to manufacturing and consumption that is deeply aligned with the urgent need to combat climate change. These products are designed, developed, and produced with an unwavering commitment to achieving a net zero carbon footprint over their entire lifecycle. This involves meticulous attention to every phase, from raw material sourcing and production processes to transportation, usage, and eventual disposal. Net zero products not only strive to eliminate or minimise greenhouse gas emissions but also often incorporate innovative strategies like carbon capture and offsetting to neutralize any remaining environmental impact. By seamlessly integrating sustainability into their essence, net zero products not only offer consumers the benefits they seek but also contribute tangibly to the collective efforts of building a sustainable and regenerative future for the planet.
Medite - MDF Sheet Material Supplier
At MEDITE SMARTPLY, the commitment to sustainability is core to all levels of the business. It’s also key to Medite ambition to move towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 through scope 1 and 2 emissions. Together with Medite, we are making excellent progress in this respect, but acknowledge there remains much work to do. Medite's longer-term aim is to become a net zero manufacturer by 2050, in line with UK, Irish and EU legislation. Currently, 95% of energy sourced by MEDITE SMARTPLY across direct operations is renewable. In 2021, MEDITE SMARTPLY secured a guarantee of origin for green electricity which enabled the switch to 100% green electricity. SMARTPLY OSB and MEDITE MDF are made from sustainable wood products - certified timber from newly grown pine and spruce. Medite MDF timber content consists of 40% wood chip and 60% by-product. Each range boasts some of the most environmentally efficient building materials on the market, with a product-specific Type 3 Environmental Product Declaration to support.
Finsa - Decorative Sheet Material Supplier
Finsa has been providing the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) registered under the Irish Green Building Council for interior design materials since 2011! Finsa materials are PEFC-certified. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. They are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. Finsa has also acquired Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification that verifies sustainable sourcing of forest products and ecosystem services at every step of the value chain, from forest to consumer. Finsa achieved Cradle to Cradle Silver rate. Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the leading multi-attribute standard used globally across industries by designers, brands and manufacturers for designing and making products that enable a healthy, equitable and sustainable future.
Losan - Panel Product Supplier
Production facilities of Losan are located near the resources. This helps Losan reduce its CO² emissions in terms of logistics and warehousing. Losan is very aware of its need and responsibility to protect the environment which is why a number of certifications have been acquired and the finest veneered sheet materials with this Scandinavian ECO label are sourced. Losan is the first manufacturer to achieve the M1 Emission Class for Building Material certification. Losan is also in the FSC and PEFC certicitaion scheme. The supplier is also a producer of top-quality acoustic wall panels. The base of this product is felt which is produced from 100% recycled plastic, a large proportion of which is collected from the world's oceans.
Pfleiderer - Panel Product Supplier
At Pfleiderer, corporate strategy and sustainability strategy are directly interlinked. The company produces wood-based materials with a steadily increasing proportion of recycled wood and uses biomass as the main source of energy for production. This is one of the reasons why sustainability – in its ecological, social and economic dimensions. The efforts are underpinned by huge successes in securing the timber supply chain, increasing the proportion of renewable energy, increasing the recycling rate and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Pfleiderer Group was one of the pioneers in waste wood recycling and, in terms of the amount of waste wood purchased and processed, was the largest waste wood purchaser in Germany and one of the largest in Europe a few years ago. The Pfleiderer Group also has the most extensive laboratory facilities which enables us to regularly set standards in research and development with respect to the sorting and testing of raw materials. The Pfleiderer Group expects to reach the voluntary target to increase the ratio of post-consumer recycled wood in total wood usage to 50 % in 2025. Through internal and external audits we have annual verification that the underlying criteria of FSC® Controlled Wood and PEFC Controlled Sources are met throughout the entire chain of custody. As a “naturally sustainable” company, The Pfleiderer Group is clearly committed to the Paris Climate Agreement goals and aims to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
Unilin - Spanolux Panel Product Supplier
Unilin chipboard contains 95% recycled wood. Spanolux (Unilin Group) was the first company in the world to develop the technology for recycling MDF. Numerous independent certificates such as PEFC, FSC and C2C guarantee the safety and sustainability of panel products. In addition, Spanolux set ambitious goals to become climate-neutral by 2050. Spanolux are therefore working hard to reduce our CO2 emissions by 42% by 2030
Swisskrono - Laminate Flooring & Decorative Surfaces Supplier
Swisskrono laminate flooring (Kronoswiss Origin, Authentic, Evolution & Corepel) and decorative boards consist of at least 80% wood, a regenerative and one of the most environmentally friendly raw materials there is available. Depending on the production site, Swisskrono uses at least 70% and up to 90% renewable energy for production. Swisskrono laminate flooring (Kronoswiss) is certified as follows: Blauer Engel, CARB, FSC, PEFC, ISO 9001, ISO 38200, QNG ready. Swisskrono One World / The Celtic Collection is certified as follows: CARB, FSC, PEFC, QNG ready. Sustainability factors regarding Corepel laminate flooring include an innovative biocomposite product, DEC standard, Greenguard Gold, FSC/PEFC, CARB, TSCA, antibacterial surface by EPH and Hohenstein, ISO 9001, ISO 3820. Sustainability factors regarding laminate flooring include floors manufactured without biocides or chlorides, antibacterial surfaces, produced with mainly renewable energy, no plasticizers. Sustainability factors regarding decorative boards include being made with over 90% renewable energy, no formaldehyde, 100% material recyclability, 98% wood.
Junckers - Wood Flooring Supplier
In 2011, Junckers joined the UN Global Compact to demonstrate their commitment to a sustainable future. When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2015, the company implemented these as a framework to guide business development. They focused on four SDGs: Good health and well-being, industry, innovation and infrastructure, responsible consumption and production, and life on land. They transitioned the transport fleet to electric and strived to reduce CO2 emissions and carbon footprint. Additionally, they actively support initiatives that promote sustainability within the industry and encourage their suppliers to adopt sustainable policies. Implementing FSC® and PEFC™ ensures that for every tree harvested, many more are planted to maintain the health and longevity of the forests. In the production of wooden floors, they use large sections of wood, which minimises waste and enables lower energy consumption. .
Polyrey - Laminates & Decorative Solutions
Polyrey is a part of the Wilson Group which places a strong emphasis on innovation and sustainability. They are dedicated to developing eco-friendly products and processes, including the use of recycled materials and responsible manufacturing practices. As sustainability becomes increasingly important in the construction and design industries, Polyrey has positioned itself as a leader in providing green surface solutions like HPL laminates, compact laminates and decorative panels. The company's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and design has made it a preferred choice for architects, interior designers, furniture manufacturers, and more. Choosing Polyrey is the guarantee of responsible consumption in accordance with the strictest building certifications.
Quooker - Hot Water Taps That Use Less Water & Energy
In an era of growing environmental awareness, Quooker is dedicated to sustainability. Their taps are designed to minimise water wastage, as users only draw the amount of boiling water they need. This not only conserves water but also reduces energy consumption. Additionally, Quooker taps are built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements and contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. With a Quooker CUBE products, customers get filtered chilled, and sparkling as well as 100 degrees boiling, hot and cold water. This means no more plastic bottles.
Blanco - Sinks & Taps
The BLANCO-Group (BLANCO) has developed the first life cycle assessments for the eco composite material Silgranit, which is used in BLANCO sinks. “We have derived environmental factors from existing primary data such as recipes, energy flows at our plant in Sinsheim, and other process information from the specialist departments, and assessed them accordingly,” explains Jan Vollmer, Sustainability Manager of the BLANCO-Group. The next step for the company is the certification of the LCA. The business groups will continue to focus on the low environmental impact of its products in the future.
Franke - Sinks & Taps
Franke Group has clear objectives that support our ambition to create a sustainable world for its customers, employees and society – for both today and tomorrow. At Franke, it is important to become net CO₂ neutral in production and across the entire Franke value chain by 2050.
Elica - Kitchen Appliances
Elica is a manufacturer that both inspires and is inspired. Elica`s entire production process is designed to reduce the environmental footprint. This is a goal that guides the company in everything it does, including in its search for innovative and sustainable solutions for the energy transition in the heating and ventilation sectors.
Noyeks Newmans Implements Environmentally Friendly Solutions
Noyeks Newmans is working on implementing environmentally friendly solutions! Last year, we acquired electric forklifts and now we are leaping one step further! Fully electric car models for our sales team, with a great range and a variety of safety features - this is the future of transportation!