Sustainability

Economics do not work without ecology

The philosophy behind everything we do focuses on nature conservation, on maintaining the ecological balance. As such, we were quick to develop a conscious business practice that favours the environment. All under the aspect: actions speak louder than words.

 

As such, we have long used business practices that are consciously kind to the environment. This attitude is expressed in responsible manufacturing with investments in eco-friendly production facilities, a heating system fired on scrap wood, effective energy management certified to DIN EN ISO 50001 and a fuel-saving fleet of trucks that complies with Euro 6. At the heart of our environmental footprint considerations are the materials we use to make our kitchens. This means we only work with wood and wood-based materials that meet the PEFC-standard.

We regard our company’s carbon offsetting as our biggest success to date in terms of sustainability. This considered the carbon balance of all direct and indirect emissions. Our achievement has been confirmed by the DGM, who awarded us the title “carbon-neutral company”.

Cycle of nature

More responsibility for the cycle of nature. Our company’s certification with the PEFC logo is symbolic of our commitment to the environment and careful use of wood as an indispensable raw material. Because the integrative concept of the PEFC initiative not only works towards preserving the ecological balance of the forest but also guarantees a controlled working chain that is monitored independently, totally transparently and always sustainably.

 

As an environmentally-aware, nature-loving manufacturer, reducing our CO2 emissions is a matter that is very close to our hearts. Thanks to the continual improvement of our carbon footprint, we were certified a “carbon-neutral furniture manufacturer” by the German furniture quality assurance association Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM). The DGM climate pact supports the UN’s 1.5 degree objective and is aimed at achieving carbon neutrality among the participating furniture manufacturers. Ongoing, sustainable CO2 balancing enables the basic requirements for company decision-making in the area of energy and emissions management to be met.

Energy sources are resources for the future

Energy sources are resources for the future

This is why our company has committed itself to the ISO 50001 energy management standard. This reduces energy consumption and identifies energy potentials that are often left untapped, such as fuelling a heating system with waste wood and other options. This way, our investments go far beyond the product. For our commitment to sustainability and responsible use of energy. For a better world.

 

On the road with clean road trucks

On the road with clean road trucks

From Germany to France, Spain, the UK, Benelux and other countries ... Anyone, like us, covering thousands upon thousands of miles across Europe bears a responsibility. To meet this responsibility, Schüller has for years been investing in an increasingly eco-friendly and fuel-saving fleet of trucks, currently numbering 63. This makes the Euro 6 standard our contribution to making the air cleaner. Today and in the future.

 

“Where wood is chopped splinters must fall”, a saying goes. This is exactly what happens in producing kitchens – where waste wood is left in abundance. What would be more obvious than to turn it into energy rather than to leave it as waste. This way, by burning our waste wood in a thermally cleaned manner, we generate the heating energy for the entire company. This is a step towards the future, both ecologically and economically.

 

Water-based lacquer

Solvents-free, low-emission lacquer, this is a strong selling point for our wide range of internally produced lacquer fronts with their gloss or matt effects. Whether lacquered by hand or in our lacquer coating line – our water-based lacquer always produces perfect results – from lacquer application to the colour fidelity of all batches. This gives you the reassurance of selling a top product with the added value of bespoke production.

 

Our commitment to individuals and the environment extends through to our kitchen packaging. With our partner company RKT-Recycling-Kontor, we are constantly developing new transport packaging. This keeps our kitchens as well-protected as possible as they make their way to you, and at the same time protects the environment. Recycling capability plays a crucial role here. By using modern, sustainable packaging and using materials efficiently, we reduce unnecessary packaging waste from the outset.

We show the same commitment towards our employees. We instil a love of nature early on in our youngest members of staff, our apprentices, and teach them the importance of being committed to its protection. This leads to a wide range of activities, such as building bird houses. The option of renting an electric bicycle is also hugely popular.