We are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact. We adhere to the relevant environmental regulations and promote nature conservation. In terms of environmental issues, we pay attention to materials, energy, emissions, waste, and recycling services – both in our own operations and with our customers and partners. We offer sustainable solutions and products with the lowest possible environmental impact.
Find out more about the carbon footprints of our products
Martela has been issued the ISO 14001 certificate by an independent certification body. We have published our main environmental principles in our environmental policy (pdf). Martela has a multi-site certificate for quality and environmental administration systems which covers the management, sales, marketing, consultative and removal services for customers to create people-centric workplaces in offices and public spaces. The certificate also includes the sourcing, product development, testing, warehousing, delivery steering, production and remanufacture of furniture (the logistics centre in Nummela, Finland), the manufacture of upholstered furniture subassemblies (the production facility in Piaseczno, Poland), and the manufacture of furniture components (the production facility in Kitee, Finland).
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certificate (pdf)
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certificate (pdf)
Möbelfakta and Nordic Swan Ecolabel
For many of Martela’s customers, sustainability and responsibility are becoming increasingly important criteria when making procurement decisions. To make it easier to make a sustainable choice, for some of our products we have applied to third parties for labels that help our customers choose products that fulfil the criteria which are important to them.
Many of Martela’s products have the sustainability and responsibility label Möbelfakta, which is issued by Möbelfakta AB. Martela has also applied for the most well-known and respected ecolabel in the Nordic countries, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, for the eco versions of its most important tables and storage furniture, which come in a limited range of colours and materials. You can find the list of products here:
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel
Möbelfakta Sverige AB is a non-profit company owned by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, TMF. Möbelfakta label is awarded for furniture that meets high standard of quality, environmental and social responsibility. The label is based on European quality and environmental standards and international standards for social responsibility.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the Nordic countries’ joint ecolabel, which aims to promote sustainable development. Each Nordic region has a separate non-profit organisation which issues the Nordic Swan label and monitors its usage. Nordic Swan labelled products and services must meet extremely high environmental standards which are based on a lifecycle approach and take into account the raw materials, manufacturing process, usage and disposal of the products. There are also set standards for quality, health and safety.