Furniture is often composed of many different types of materials. These may include wood, wood fibre boards, metals, plastics, leather/skins, padding materials, textiles and glass. Many materials and treatments contain substances that are hazardous to the environment or health, or which entail substantial chemical use or emissions during production. Furniture with a short service life burdens the environment because it is thrown away after a short period of time and then must be replaced.


Environmental goals
Agenda 2030

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Systematic work with accessibility and universal designAdvancedSpecial contract termsFurniture
Accessibility adviceSpearheadSpecial contract termsFurniture
Quality assurance proceduresCoreQualification requirementFurniture
Requirements for furniture quality, function and safetyCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Product warrantyCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture
Design that facilitates repairAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Purchase of legal timber for furniture productionCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Labelling for identification of the furnitureCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Use and care instructionsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Labelling of plastic partsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Restriction of substances of very high concernCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture
Surface treatment of wood, plastic and/or metalCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Flame retardants in textiles, plastics and upholstery materialsCoreTeknisk specifikationFurniture
Glues used in the manufacture of furnitureCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Content of plasticsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials - CoreCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Substances hazardous to the environment and health in plastics and upholstery materialsAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials - AdvancedAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Furniture textile dyesCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in wood-based panelsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in wood-based panelsAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in furniture textiles, hides or leatherCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Emissions from upholstery materialsAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Restriction of biocidesCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Contents of metals in finished hides and leatherCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
The product's climate impactSpearheadAward criteriaFurniture
Requirements under the ILO core conventionsCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture
Sustainable supply chainsAdvancedSpecial contract termsFurniture