2016-07-12 | Quality, reliability and sustainability in practice

 

Quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 - successfully confirmed

Neuhofer Holz is pleased to announce the recent certification of its quality management system in June 2016. The accreditation certifies that the quality management system across all processes and areas is in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

 

Environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001:2009 - successfully confirmed

A recertification audit according to the requirements of the ISO 14001:2009 standard for environmental management systems has also been carried out. In addition, the surveillance result has certified Neuhofer Holz as having implemented a highly sustainable approach by way of environmental programmes, objectives, activities and processes.

 

FSC certification - successfully confirmed

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international umbrella organisation to promote sustainable, socially responsible and economically viable forest management. To do this, it sets out principles and criteria for a sustainable forest and timber industry. Accredited businesses, such as Neuhofer Holz, are certified as compliant with the environmental, social and economic criteria set by the FSC in relation to the entire chain, from logging to the production of finished products requested by the customer. Sustainability is something that Neuhofer Holz consciously puts into practise.

 

PEFC certification - successfully confirmed

By labelling Neuhofer products with the PEFC label (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), the consumer can consciously opt for products procured from responsible forest management. The quality seal guarantees on the one hand that the forests from which the certified wood originates are managed sustainably from an ecological, economic and social perspective in accordance with PEFC standards. On the other hand, it covers the transport and processing path along the entire value chain to the end consumer. This proves Neuhofer Holz's active contribution to both the ecological quality of its products and, in turn, to conservation.

 

GREENGUARD certification & GREENGUARD GOLD certification - first received in June 2016

These certifications guarantee that a product meets the most rigorous and comprehensive requirements for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor air.

As the worldwide demand for healthy, sustainable products and buildings grows, consumers, designers and construction industry specialists are looking for legitimate standards to assess whether a product is sustainable. The GREENGUARD certifications offer the market solutions and resources to identify low-emission products while giving producers a credible tool to legitimise and promote their sustainability efforts.

Indoor air quality is directly related to health, making it an important aspect of residential buildings, schools, healthcare facilities and commercial buildings. VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions from building products and furnishings are one of the leading sources of indoor air pollution. The GREENGUARD certification is a globally recognised standard for identifying low-emission products. In fact, over 400 sustainability standards, norms, guidelines, procurement measures and classification programmes guarantee the credibility of GREENGUARD certified products.

ALL products submitted by Neuhofer Holz (such as FN pro-flex, FN LED-pro, FN silco-flex, FN water-pro, FN white&pure, FN dowel-fix, FN multi4function, FN installation springs, solid wood profiles and MDF veneered profiles) have received this certification!

 

UN Global Compact - first joined in June 2016

We have been a member of the "UN Global Compact" network since June. We support the ten principles concerning human rights, labour, environment protection and anti-corruption (see below) as well as the sustainable development goals of the UN.

Human rights:

1) Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

2) Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Labour:

3) Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

4) ensure the elimination of all form of forced labour

5) ensure the effective abolition of child labour

6) ensure the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation

Environment

7) Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

8) undertake initiatives to promote environmental responsibility

9) encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Anti-corruption:

10) Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

 

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