Operations from a lifecycle perspective
We constantly strive to further enforce our commitment to the environment and to create operations that are sustainable in the long term in order to benefit both present and future generations. The basis of our environmental policy is to:
- contribute towards responsible forestry and facilitate the same
- reduce our environmental impact by constantly improving the ways in which we handle chemicals, raw materials and energy
- develop and manufacture wood flooring on the basis of a lifecycle perspective in accordance with conditions for sustainable development
- understand and comply with laws and other environmental requirements, this is applicable to the entire supply chain
Top quality: our guiding light
We combine our environmental responsibilities with modern work processes and ambitious quality guidelines. Top quality is our guiding light – not only for our products, but for everything we do.
Environmental and quality declarations and certificates
We follow the industrial standard of the Swedish Flooring Trade Association (GBR) for environmental declarations so that we can provide environmentally relevant information on our products. Every production unit at Kährs applies environmental and quality systems in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and holds EMAS registration.
EMAS — voluntary European Union eco-management
EMAS is the European Union’s voluntary eco-management and audit scheme. EMAS aims to streamline and constantly improve environmental work at companies and organizations. This is accomplished by passing on reliable messages to the market concerning the results of environmental work by means of audited and approved environmental reports and other forms of environmental communication in advertising and marketing. Kährs has been registered with EMAS since 1997.
Download the Kährs EMAS environmental report 2011 (pdf)
The Kährs report has been audited and approved by DNV Certification AB in accordance with EMAS.
Download the approval document in Swedish (pdf) here
Last year’s EMAS environmental report 2010 is available for download (pdf).
ISO — the international environmental management system
ISO 14001 is the international environmental management system, while ISO 9001 is the international quality control system. Below are the quality and environmental accreditations relating to all Kährs plants.
Download the Kährs ISO 14001 certificate (pdf)
Download the Kährs ISO 9001 certificate (pdf)