EMAS is the highest European award for systematic (corporate) environmental management. In participating in EMAS, companies decide on the optimal solution in the field of environmental management systems. At the same time, as participants in EMAS, they meet the materials requirements of the globally applicable EN ISO 14001 standard. In addition, they are committed to constantly improve their businesses’ environmental performance above the level already required by law. Moreover, EMAS informs the public by environmental declaration about environmental protection, environmental effects, the environmental policy and the measures planned and implemented. Compliance check with environmental legislation by EMAS verifier – in the process, the participants are tested to see if they in fact do abide to regulations. This is ensured by cooperating with environmental authorities within the registration process. With this, EMAS characterizes itself by its transparency, credibility and legal certainty. EMAS participants are pioneers in corporate environmental protection measures and reliable partners for eco-management. Public display of the EMAS logo demonstrates the participant’s commitment to the environment.
Quality is our main concern at W.SCHILLIG. The frame is solidly built of hardwood or metal. Top grade coil springs, soft or hard, or Bultex foam on solid springing forms the support for the upholstery. The filling is a fine compound of quality foam and modern brand name materials. To do justice to the very different international requirements, we deliver to our trade partners according to their specific needs, e.g. the USA, and the UK among others. Despite highly mechanized manufacturing methods, the craftsman’s experience is a crucial factor for the quality of our products. Every production phase is subjected to a quality check. Every upholsterer is responsible for a complete individual order. Our products are also regularly tested according to the strict regulations of the furniture seal of quality RAL GZ 430/4 for healthy living and therefore do not present a hazard to health.
Our models are produced according to the DIN and RAL guidelines of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German Furniture Makers Quality Association), and are inspected in all functional and material areas by authorised/ certified institutes, e.g. the Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern (LGA). They conform with the strict German and EU guidelines. Here, furniture is placed within a climatic chamber and checked for harmlessness according to regulations. This quality mark guarantees, among others, a low-emission and non-toxic product. It is the only quality mark for furniture in Europe and guarantees continuous certified product quality. As a member of the German Furniture Makers Quality Association, W.Schillig undergoes permanent inspections.
Climate pact for the furniture industry
W.SCHILLIG is the first manufacturer to sign up for the “Climate Pact for the Furniture Industry” of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel (DGM - German Furniture Quality Association). In this way, the company from Ebersdorf, near Coburg in the Upper Franconian region, is confirming its sense of responsibility for the environment and the climate targets of the German government and the United Nations (UN).
The basis of the DGM climate pact is the CO2 balance of a company, the so-called carbon footprint. This is determined by the company in collaboration with climate protection consultancy BEaZERO.org and then analysed. Firstly, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced as much as possible and eventually compensated for completely if possible with the support of international climate protection projects.
W.SCHILLIG has already made its core processes climate-neutral, which goes beyond the scope of CO2 balancing and analysis. This means that all of the upholstered furniture manufacturer’s direct emissions (Scope 1), including heating and cooling materials and fuels for company cars and trucks, for example, and also indirect emissions resulting from self-procured energy such as electricity, district heating, steam or cooling energy (Scope 2) have been compensated for using project-based CO2 compensation mechanisms. According to the DGM, the company is making a direct contribution to protecting the environment in this way. W.SCHILLIG is therefore supporting the target of the UN climate conference, which has come out in favour of global warming as a result of climate change of preferably no more than 1.5 degrees Centigrade compared to the level at the beginning of the Industrial Age.
With this environmental statement, W.Schillig clarifies the self-conception in environmentally relevant questions and in environmental policy for the whole company. Furthermore, developments and efforts in environmental planning and environmental protection are documented and wherever possible, concrete figures are mentioned for the previous year.The statement is dedicated to sustainability and reveals that all economic activity in interaction with the environment is understood as elemenary building block for the company.