Product responsibility

Nobia offers kitchen solutions that meet both customer needs and environmental aspects. Sustainability issues are becoming more important for Nobia's customers.

 

Nordic Ecolabel kitchen

Marbodal 1996 was the first kitchen company to start offering Nordic Ecolabel kitchen (Also called “The Swan”). The decision called for changes in production and large investments in surface finishing equipment and development resources. Today several brands in Nobia offers Swan labelled kitchen series and the demand for eco-labelled kitchens increases.

The Nordic Ecolabel requirements:

  • Used chemicals contain a minimum of hazardous substances
  • Wood products have traceable origin and contain wood from certified forests
  • Wood products have low emissions of hazardous substances
  • Surface finish take place in controlled systems with water-based paint and UV-based paint

With a minimum of hazardous substances and low emissions, the Nordic Ecolabel products reduce both the risk of health problems when used, as well as the harmful effects on the environment.

Wood certified by Forest Stewardship Council

Nobia strives to increase the proportion of wood materials certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council). The FSC promotes environmentally appropriate forest management and works to ensure the forest's biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes. In 2015, the proportion of FSC-certified wood materials increased to about 45 per cent.

Latest update: 23 August 2016

RELATED INFORMATION

The Nordic Ecolabel is the Nordic region's most renowned eco-labelling that can be found on more than 10,000 products and services. It is the state-owned company Miljömärkning Sverige that is responsible for the Nordic Ecolabel. The Nordic Ecolabel was started in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers in order to help consumers to choose good products, while reducing environmental impact. Read more at www.svanen.se