Already during the production process we take care that all aspects of environmental protection well be considered. This starts with the use of raw materials and energy: in order to conserve our natural resources, we promote material and energy cycles. A specially appointed environmental officer monitors all operational processes to ensure that environmental protection concerns are taken into account. In addition, we are working to further optimize processes and the use of materials - because nature and the environment will continue to have top priority for us in the future.
EMAS is the highest European award for systematic (corporate) environmental management. In participating in EMAS, companies decide on the optimal solution in the field of environmental management systems. At the same time, as participants in EMAS, they meet the materials requirements of the globally applicable EN ISO 14001 standard. In addition, they are committed to constantly improve their businesses’ environmental performance above the level already required by law. Moreover, EMAS informs the public by environmental declaration about environmental protection, environmental effects, the environmental policy and the measures planned and implemented. Compliance check with environmental legislation by EMAS verifier – in the process, the participants are tested to see if they in fact do abide to regulations. This is ensured by cooperating with environmental authorities within the registration process. With this, EMAS characterizes itself by its transparency, credibility and legal certainty. EMAS participants are pioneers in corporate environmental protection measures and reliable partners for eco-management. Public display of the EMAS logo demonstrates the participant’s commitment to the environment.
Our models are produced according to the DIN and RAL guidelines of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (German Furniture Makers Quality Association), and are inspected in all functional and material areas by authorised/ certified institutes, e.g. the Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern (LGA). They conform with the strict German and EU guidelines. Here, furniture is placed within a climatic chamber and checked for harmlessness according to regulations.
This quality mark guarantees, among others, a low-emission and non-toxic product. It is the only quality mark for furniture in Europe and guarantees continuous certified product quality. As a member of the German Furniture Makers Quality Association, W.SCHILLIG undergoes permanent inspections.
The emissions label developed by the German Furniture Quality Association (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. – DGM) ensures that consumers are better protected against health impairments due to emissions of pollutants in furniture. Displayed directly on the product, the emissions label bestowed on W.SCHILLIG in 2015 for its entire collection attests to classification in the highest A Class with the lowest levels of contamination. It meets the requirements of the limits under RAL GZ 430/4 and RAL UZ 117 (upholstered furniture).
Interseroh's certificate for saved resources reflects W.SCHILLIG objects' contribution to climate protection through the recycling of the materials PE/PP/mixed plastics, paper/cardboard/carton and lightweight packaging. This has saved hundreds of tonnes of resources and over a hundred tonnes of greenhouse gases.
The sun is one of the most important sources of energy today. On the roofs of W.SCHILLIG's company buildings the photovoltaic modules produce electrical »green« electricity with the help of sunlight. Thus, the area of approx. 8,500 sqm is used sustainably. The sun's energy does not consume any raw materials and does not release any pollutants or greenhouse gases.