Environment

The company

We aim to meet all environmental compliance obligations and client requirements.

We are committed to maintaining and improving the effectiveness of its Environmental Management System Licence No. CEM20596 to the requirements of the International standard AS/NZS ISO 14001: 2015. We aim to meet all environmental compliance obligations and client requirements. Through procurement processes we have access to “Environmentally friendly” products and service options for sustainability. For activities in our control we shall prevent environmental damage to air, land, water, flora, fauna, property and cultural heritage, including noise reduction and waste management controls. Wherever reasonably practicable we shall reduce, reuse and recycle our products, services, packaging and waste. We shall work with clients, authorities and other interested parties to continue to eliminate, reduce or substitute products, lower the environmental impacts and offer products approved by both GECA and AFRDI.

"We shall work with clients, authorities and other interested parties to continue to eliminate, reduce or substitute products, lower the environmental impacts and offer products approved by both GECA and AFRDI."

The product

We are committed to contributing to social and environmental well-being

ecf/HFA will continue to develop products which will be certified by GECA and AFRDI Standard 150 enabling maximum GREEN STAR RATINGS. We are committed to contributing to social and environmental well-being by working with the industry in designing and supplying furniture that:

-increases the demand for and value given to human skill
-is highly functional and well made
-has a satisfying and enduring aesthetic
-minimises its use of materials and energy
-avoids hazardous materials and processes
-meets current requirements and is versatile enough to meet changing needs

Where possible, for timber componentry, we use material sourced from sustainable regrowth plantation timber and FSC certified.
The furniture industry is continuing to develop products using recycled materials.
Foam CFC Free
Wool fabric biodegradable
Water base glues (not chemical)
Fabrics are being manufactured from recycled materials, others are being produced that can be recycled.
Our continued product development includes life cycle assessment and product stewardship.