Design that facilitates repair
To give furniture as long a service life as possible, it is important that the items of furniture are designed in such a way that they can be repaired.
- Technical specification
The furniture should be repairable to maintain function, for example through the replacement of components.
The supplier shall be able to provide instructions on request showing which parts of the furniture can be replaced and the necessary tools that are needed to carry out the repair work. The information can be provided electronically, for example via the supplier's website, or in paper form.
When requested, the supplier must be able to present for example one of the following:
- Documents and instructions showing which parts of the furniture can be replaced or disassembled as well as the tools needed.
- Labellings that meet the requirement, such as a valid license for
- Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling), Furniture and furnishings, version 5 or later
- EU Ecolabel
If the requirement has been verified with labelling, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This is checked on the respective website: Möbelfakta, Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling), EU Ecolabel.
Make sure that the supplier can provide the information specified in the requirement.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable procurement of furniture
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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