At Europlan, we’re invested in doing everything in our power to help our clients improve their sustainability in the workplace through clever office design and thoughtful furniture solutions.
Our commitment to sustainability
Europlan is committed to sustainable work practices and being a responsible business, which consistently works to reduce our environmental impacts. We have a dedicated sustainability team who monitor, document, implement, maintain, and continually improve our environmental management system.
We’re taking ongoing actions to be an environmentally conscious business.
Europlan has engaged with Toitū Envirocare to ensure we operate in a more sustainable way and with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint to meet ISO14064 accreditation.
Europlan Limited is now a Toitū carbonreduce certified organisation.
What does this mean? A Toitū carbonreduce certified organisation is measuring and reducing its carbon footprint in line with international best practice.
Our business committed to working towards a better environment and proud to join a collective of organisations leading the way to a low carbon future.
We practice strict product stewardship for the lifecycle of the furniture and office accessory items we supply.
Most of the furniture we supply comes with a minimum warranty of 10 years and can be dismantled, recycled or re-purposed at the end of its life.
We only source furniture that’s manufactured in facilities that are accredited with ISO:14001 Environmental Management System and ISO:9001 Quality Management system.
We continually review the environmental aspects of our operations to reduce or eliminate waste.
The packaging that protects furniture during transportation is always recycled, reused or composted. Nothing goes to landfill.
In addition to providing new furniture, we offer re-powdercoating of existing steel components, new tops for existing table bases, refurbishment and cleaning of existing soft seating systems, reupholstering of existing soft seating systems, and repurposing of existing table tops into new café tables or collaborative work furniture.
Environmentally friendly materials
Whenever possible, we supply sustainable office furniture that’s made from recycled materials and/or timber from responsibly-managed forests. For example, our laminated wooden products use materials that are sourced with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and are made from E0 low formaldehyde materials that come from sustainable forestry.
We also ensure furniture items are manufactured from non-toxic materials, to minimise any potential risks to human health.
Repurposing Redundant Furniture
There’s an abundance of surplus office furniture in New Zealand. Very rarely will businesses be able to sell their redundant furniture, and often these items sit in storage until the cost outweighs what they would sell for. Then, they end up being picked up by a furniture removal business and taken to landfill.
If you have furniture in your office that you no longer need, and you’re looking for a sustainable solution, Europlan can help. We work with All Heart NZ, a registered charitable trust, to redirect surplus furniture to communities in need. This is achieved at no greater cost than sending your items to the landfill.
Whether you have a few desks or a few floors of surplus furniture, Europlan and All Heart NZ can assist in providing you with a sustainable service that benefits your community.
Read more about the work we do with All Heart NZ in this case study here
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