Company

We can't just think about ourselves!

In a company that produces millions of furniture pieces each year, it is clear that large amounts of energy, water and raw materials will be used.  Therefore we strive to be sustainable as much as we possibly can. 

Wellemöbel takes responsibility: in the production, condition of the products and the economical handling of raw materials.  Whilst we develop the fascinating products for today, we are always thinking about tomorrow and the needs for the future generations. We continue to optimize processes taking care on any environmental issues. What we are already doing, please read on:

Materials

It doesn't matter what we all make from raw materials, they should all be not harmful to our health. Our furniture is environmentally friendly, this has been certified by the "Blue Angel" award. For example our lacquer for the surfaces is water based and that all wood used is from sustainable forests.

 

 

Resource conservation

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Once made, a piece of furniture no longer uses any resources. Another reason why longevity is so important to us. 

All wood used to produce our furniture comes from sustainable sources whereby no more wood is harvested than is regrown. We also utilise all raw materials and energy sparingly and divert all waste back into the supply chain. 

Our wood manufacturing is a closed loop as all woodchips are reused to generate thermal heat in a modern boiler. Our production sites and offices in Detmold and Alsfeld are heated in this way 100%. In  Bad Lippspringe 80% of the heating is produced in this environmentally friendly way.

We are forerunners in the furniture industry: just 3.5% of waste is actually disposed of, 46,5% goes back into the recycling chain, and 50% is used to generate energy.

Light is important, but not always. Using light controls we prevent our production sites being lit unnecessarily.

Modern logistics are mindful of the environment as well, as is our logistic chain management.

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Waste & Emissions

Waste management follows a very straightforward principle: allowing as little to accrue as possible, means less has to be recycled or disposed of. We invest in new facilities for our mechanical production that produce very little waste and still meet our high quality requirements.

Packaging protects our products on their way to our customers, and is therfore indispensable. However, we have changed from using shrink wrap to stretch film meaning we use far less energy to wrap our products and save around 250 tons of CO2 each year. All our packaging contains at least 80% recycled material.

By minimising off cuts in production we save valuable resources, and right from the design phase we plan the reduction of waste and sparing use of raw materials.

Using compressed air is necessary when making furniture. However, by investing in new compressors and using an intelligent control system we avoid CO2 emissions of up to 640 tons each year.

Waste management follows a very straightforward principle: allowing as little to accrue as possible, means less has to be recycled or disposed of. We invest in new facilities for our mechanical production that produce very little waste and still meet our high quality requirements.

Packaging protects our products on their way to our customers, and is therefore indispensable. However, we have changed from using shrink wrap to stretch film meaning we use far less energy to wrap our products and save around 250 tons of CO2 each year.  By the way the energy needed to heat 62 family homes a year or mid-class car for a distance of 1.4 mio km.

Moreover for the packaging we are using more and more paper and cardboard instead of plastics, and only if it has an 80% recycling goods in it.

Through the minimization of off cuts we are saving valuable resources, even when we are designing a new product, thought is going into how we can save energy and resources from the outset.

 

Pressured air is necessary for some areas of production. Also here we can be as environmentally sensible as possible. With the investment in new compressors and intelligent controls we can save over 640 tons of CO2 per year. That is as much as 160 households produce in the same time.

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