Sustainability

At uno form, there is nothing new in the idea of making a difference to the environment. It has been a focus area for a long time, and we are always looking at how we can further improve our environmental profile. Therefore, we can also proudly say that our kitchens are among the greenest ...

When a kitchen comes into being, the process starts with felling trees in the forest. uno form only uses wood from sustainable forestry, primarily from Europe that is subject to the EU Timber Regulation, with a large proportion of the timber certified. The certifications guarantee that the timber comes from sustainably managed forestry operations where the size of the forest is as a minimum maintained, and where consideration is shown for the well-being of those living in and deriving their livelihoods from the forest as well as for the health of the local fauna and biodiversity.

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Solid wood and less carbon

Several of our kitchens are made of solid wood. This unequivocally gives the best look and quality, while also reducing the carbon footprint. This is because wood stores carbon, and processing it is not energy-intensive. In fact, wood from sustainably managed forests is the world’s most environmentally and climate-friendly raw material.

 

Global Compact

However, forestry operations and wood are only one part of kitchen production. Sustainable production also involves taking into account transport, chemistry, human rights and anti-corruption. Therefore, we have developed a sustainability strategy and signed the UN Global Compact – a strategic initiative for companies committing at a more general level to make the world a better place.

Read more about Nobia’s sustainability strategy here

 

Indoor climate

In complying with the requirements of the Danish Indoor Climate label, we are also ensuring that it isn’t ‘just’ the world that is becoming a better place, but also the home in which the kitchen will stand. The Danish Indoor Climate Label guarantees that only authorised substances have been used in production and that all threshold values have been complied with. To be eligible for the Danish Indoor Climate Label, products must meet requirements during their use phase, including in relation to their impacts on indoor climate air quality. The chemicals which a product contains is one thing – it is quite another which chemicals are released to the air. A product bearing the Danish Indoor Climate Label has undergone comprehensive testing, and has documentation on which chemicals are released into the air.

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uno form C-Series Beech 1968

 

Preservation value and recycling

No matter how environmentally friendly a kitchen is, there will always be costs associated with replacement. Therefore, the best thing to do is to buy a kitchen which is always worthy of preservation. uno form’s 1968 design has proved itself as being extremely sustainable and timeless. Therefore, the first kitchens to be manufactured are still standing in many homes after more than 50 years – some are even being sold at auction. Quality and timeless design are being used and recycled – to the delight of the people who use them and for the benefit of our hard-pressed climate.