Certified management system
On a regular basis, TÜV Rheinland / LGA InterCert reviews and certifies our quality management system according to ISO 9001, our environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and our energy management system according to ISO 50001.
The ISO 9001 norm establishes the standards for a quality management system in order to satisfy customer requirements and ensure product quality. The ISO 14001 norm for environmental management systems helps improve a company’s environmental performance. Companies can continuously improve their energy efficiency with the energy management norm ISO 50001.
Climate agreement of the furniture industry
We put the focus on sustainability at nobilia. The same goes for the subject of greenhouse gas emissions. Here, it is of primary importance to face the responsibility – alongside other manufacturers – that this generation has toward future generations and the environment. In 2016 the DGM (German quality control association) initiated the ”Climate Agreement for the Furniture Industry” and nobilia is an established member. In order for the CO2 footprint to gradually be reduced and ideally neutralised, it is important to nobilia to take a pioneering role in making this topic public and raising awareness.
The entire mail and package dispatch is taken care of by the CO2 neutral GOGREEN services of the German postal service and DHL. With this, nobilia offsets the CO2 emissions created during transport. The offset is certified through an independent certification company (Societé Général de Surveillance, SGS) according to ISO 14064.
GS quality seal for tested safety
This certificate is awarded by LGA Nürnberg (furniture testing institute). The LGA belongs to the TÜV Rheinland Group and is Europe’s largest and most important furniture testing institute. The GS quality seal for tested safety is a voluntary safety seal that has meaning far beyond the borders of Germany.
In the area of consumers and occupational health and safety, it provides the guarantee that the safety requirements have been met and are regularly reviewed by an independent institute such as the LGA. LGA product certification for furniture, furniture parts, components and accessories is a recognition mark for tested and monitored quality and product safety.
This seal of quality is awarded by the Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German quality control association). The stringent requirements of the DGM (German quality control association) lie far above the national and international guidelines and distinguish products with above-average quality. Quality tested furniture must be sturdy, safe, made to last and well crafted – and it is not allowed to contain any substances that are hazardous to health. Careful tests and strict controls ensure that furniture with the RAL seal of quality meet the extensive requirements.
The “Golden M” is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most important certificates of quality awarded according to the absolute strictest criteria. It offers consumers the security of first class quality products and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. The many years of intensive collaboration between the DGM (German quality control association), the German Verbraucherzentrale (consumer protection agency) and the Stiftung Warentest (German independent consumer testing organisation) is an important confidence basis for consumers
Emission Class DGM (German quality control association)
Having met all award requirements, nobilia’s kitchen furniture was awarded the highest emissions class of A by the Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (German quality control association)
Blauer Engel (blue angel eco label)
In Germany, we participate in the RKT (Recycling Kontor Transportverpackungen) return and recycling system. We thus ensure that our packaging is gathered, collected, and recycled in accordance with the packaging laws.
Since July 2009 nobilia is the first ever kitchen manufacturer certified in accordance with PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). In this way, nobilia documents its dedication to an environment worth living in as well as responsibility in handling the valuable raw material wood. Since the derived timber products processed all come from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources. Forest certification provides the guarantee that the wood products that consumers purchase are not coming from questionable sources nor from overexploitation, but come from managed semi-natural forests.
By applying for PEFC certification, nobilia kitchens demonstrates to the customer a sense of responsibility for our environment.
Omega PLC have selected six UN Sustainability Development Goals to include in their manufacturing on which they feel they can make the biggest impact. Their key milestones include reducing overall waste produced across the business, becoming carbon neutral in 2023, and aligning with Scope 3 Emission Assessments in years to come. Materials employed throughout Omega’s production are made up of 35% recycled material, and the sourcing of material within-country has aided them in reducing downstream carbon emissions. Additionally, they are FSC-certified and are a part of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme, which promotes best practices to drive environmental change.