Materials and waste

Wood products such as particle board and MDF are the main components of Nobia’s products. Our wood suppliers are mainly in Europe, and all of them have to comply with Nobia’s policy for sustainable forestry.

Nobia's wood suppliers also have to sign a 'wood declaration', which includes requirements for:

 

  • Compliance with forestry legislation and other applicable laws
  • Known origin and details of source
  • Not using illegally harvested timber
  • Not using wood from intact natural forests or areas of great natural value
  • Not using forestry materials from protected areas
  • Not using timber from plantations in tropical and sub-tropical regions
  • Only using valuable tropical woods (such as teak, meranti, rosewood and mahogany) that are certified

 

Nobia strives to increase the proportion of certified wood from sustainable sources, which amounted to 36 per cent in 2016.

 

Waste

Wooden pallets, corrugated cardboard, shrink-wrap and plastic tape are the main components of Nobia's packaging material. Manufacturing produces a quantity of waste, mainly in the form of wood shavings and plastic packaging and cardboard from incoming material, and this waste is recycled or burnt.

 

Solvents

Solvents are mainly used in surface treatment and for cleaning paint finishes. An aspect of the work to reduce the use of solvents is to increase the proportion of water-based and UV-cured paints and to minimise the number of changes of production equipment, which both reduces the number of cleaning steps and increases productivity.

Packaging material

85

 

85% of packaging material is recyclable.

Wood material

36

 

36% of wood material is certified and from sustainable sources.