At Europlan we live up to ISO standards for the environmental management of our business. We also do everything in our power to help our clients improve their sustainability in the workplace through sustainable office design.
Our commitment to sustainability
Europlan is committed to sustainable work practices. We establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve our environmental management system in accordance with the globally-recognised ISO:14001 standard.
Product stewardship programme
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.
We continually review the use of energy and natural resources within our operations. Since 2016, we have reduced our carbon footprint by a further 30%. Regular employee training ensures our people can identify and implement opportunities for improvement. The results of these improvements are captured during audits for ISO:14001 certification.
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