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.
Furniture in the areas of offices, healthcare, preschool, school, education, and public spaces. Small, simple components such as Velcro, zippers, fabric straps, furniture pads and the like, which are not manufactured from PVC, are not covered by the requirements.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable procurement of furniture