Environmental responsibility

Nobia strives to reduce its environmental impact by restricting the use of hazardous chemicals, conserving resources, introducing more efficient heating systems and optimising transportation.

 

Environmental activities at Nobia are delegated and integrated into the operations of each region and production unit. At Group level, focus areas for environmental activities are defined and the selected indicators are connected with them. With group-wide directives as a starting point, regions set goals and priorities.

  • Carbon dioxide emissions - transportation, heating and electricity for manufacturing
  • Energy consumption - electricity and heat consumption
  • Choice of materials - wood and chemicals
  • Surface treatment - the use of water-based paint and emissions from solvents
  • Waste - recycling and reduction
  • Packaging - volume and type of material

Carbon dioxide emissions

Nobia strives to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, which are primarily caused by heating and cooling of buildings, and electricity for manufacturing. Nobia's carbon dioxide emissions per produced cabinet declined by about 6 per cent in 2015.

Wood Products

Wood products in the form of chipboard and MDF are main components of Nobia's products. Nobia's wood suppliers are mainly in Europe and all suppliers are informed about the Group´s sustainable forest management policy and must sign a timber declaration, which contains requirements regarding:

  • Compliance with forestry legislation and other applicable laws
  • Known origin and details of source
  • Not illegally harvested wood
  • Not wood from intact natural forests or high conservation values
  • Not forest material from protected areas
  • Not timber from plantations in tropical and subtropical regions
  • Only valuable tropical tree species (such as teak, meranti, rosewood, mahogany) certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
Latest update: 4 April 2016