GÖTESSONS + MÖBELFAKTA
Götessons has declared its first products in Möbelfakta, a Swedish sustainability label for furniture and interior design.
Möbelfakta puts high demands on the requirement areas quality, environment and social responsibility at the same time, something that is unique to many certifications. Each declaring company is regularly audited by an external third-party auditor, who also approves declared furniture. A product declaration is valid for five years and must then be renewed. Möbelfakta is a non-profit organization owned by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry (TMF).
Quality - Möbelfakta's quality requirements are based on recognized international standards with a focus on furniture's strength, function, safety and wear. The furniture is tested at accredited test institutes.
Environment - Möbelfakta sets requirements for constituent components as well as the finished product. The constituent materials meet high requirements for e.g. chemicals, emissions and sustainable forestry. The requirements for the finished furniture are labeling, traceability, maintenance, product information, spare parts and recycling. This reflect the basis of the Swedish Procurement Authority's criteria.
Responsible supply chains - the requirements for social responsibility are based on the UN Code of Conduct "The Global Compact". As a furniture manufacturer, you must have control over your own business and supply chain, where you map and risk analyze your subcontractors, to ensure that the social requirements are met where furniture and components are manufactured. The requirements are e.g. child labor, discrimination, modern day slavery, etc.
Do you have questions about Möbelfakta and Götesson's sustainability work?
Contact our Sustainability Strategist Emma Hagman, email@example.com
For more information about Möbelfakta, visit www.mobelfakta.se