Timber from sustainable sources
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 FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified wood.
Nobia strives to increase the proportion of wood and wood material that originates from certified source, which amounted to 91 per cent in 2019.
Board material – chipboard, for example – often consists of both by-products and recycled material. This way, waste wood from sawmills and forestry as well as from worn-out furniture and wood products is upgraded into new material. Approximately 30 per cent of the material in our chipboard consists of recycled wood that meets the requirements in applicable directives and systems for inspection.
timber from certified source
recycled wood in chipboard
Nobia UK received three out of three points on the WWF’s “Timber Scorecard” 2019. The report assesses UK companies on their timber product sourcing policies and performance.