CERTIFICATIONS & TESTING
We work with certifications and testing to ensure safe and fair work conditions in our supply chain and to ensure that our products are of high quality.
All relevant products are tested before introducing them into our collection. That includes, for example: lighting, furniture, outdoor pieces, kitchen and kids’ products. We put these products through all of the testing processes that are required by law to adhere to REACH regulations. The tests are carried out by accredited testing agencies, including Danish Technological Institute. We currently work with the following certifications:
GOTS - The Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
OCS – The Organic Content Standard. This certification applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product, tracking the flow of a raw material from its source to the final product. An example of where we use OCS could be a kids’ product whose main fabric is GOTS-certified, and has a recycled polyester filling.
GRS - Global Recycle Standard. GRS verifies the recycled content of a product. The standard verifies responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in the production. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized. An example of when we use GRS is for our Desert Chair, which has a seat made from recycled PET bottles, while the frame is made from powder-coated steel.
FSC -The Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is an international non-profit labeling scheme for wood and paper. In FSC forestry, no more wood is felled than the forest can naturally reproduce. At the same time, FSC is a guarantee that animals and plant life are protected and that the people who work within the forestry industry are appropriately trained and receive suitable safety equipment and fair wages.
BSCI - Business Social Compliance Initiative. The amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative is an industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain. An amfori BSCI audit helps us to monitor our supply chain in order to ensure that all suppliers are treating workers legally and ethically.
SEDEX - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Sedex works with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. The Sedex database is an online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and ethical performance.
In addition to the above certifications, we have our internal Code of Conduct, which is based on the Ten Guiding Principles of the UN Global Compact.
CODE OF CONDUCT (CoC)
Our CoC is based the Ten Guiding Principles of the UN Global Compact. This CoC protects workers’ health, ensuring their safety during production, and has been signed by all our partners and suppliers.
The CoC describes and defines the ethical principles of our business. The purpose of the CoC is to ensure an ethical and fair partnership for all those involved. We believe that with a strong focus and the continuous improvement of an ethical business strategy, as well as compliance to the principles in our CoC, will benefit all parties both social and economically.