In order for environmental product balance sheets to be meaningful, they must be objectively comparable. So to let our customers easily understand and contrast our lifecycle analyses and environmental product data with those of other materials, we have firmly committed ourselves to a policy of total product transparency.
We openly and voluntarily communicate the ecological balance sheets of our wood-based products in our Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Each EPD is issued by the Institute Construction and Environment e.V. (IBU) in a format which was developed on the basis of internationally valid ISO standards in close collaboration with building and environmental authorities in Germany.
Environmental Product Declaration
Our Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are globally acknowledged and accepted Type III environmental labels conforming to ISO 14025.
We stand for ecology
The only way to master major challenges is for all players to pull on one rope. One of the biggest and most urgent tasks facing humanity today is to protect the environment. ‘Together we are strong!’ – this statement also applies to achieving the sustainability goals we have set ourselves. All of our staff are involved in protecting the environment on a day-to-day basis. Each and every one of them is appropriately informed, instructed and trained. This ensures that every department has the environmental expertise it requires.
We use our ‘management for the earth’ programme to raise the level of environmental awareness in the entire Villeroy & Boch team. Our environmental management efforts focus on achieving the eco-efficiency defined in our corporate objectives. Every product that leaves our factory must exhibit both excellent price/performance and superb environmental compatibility. This starts with the exclusive use of legal, certified raw materials from sustainably managed forests, continues with rigorously monitored production, and is also ensured during subsequent utilisation and ultimate disposal of our products.
We have big plans
We have a clearly defined goal: we want you, us and future generations to be able to enjoy living in good health on our unique blue planet tomorrow as well. We are therefore continuing to develop eco-friendly wood-based materials which are healthy for you and the environment alike. Right now we are preparing EPDs for all of our laminate floorings to facilitate direct comparison and checking of their environmental benefits.