Environmental Sustainability

Eden Office is committed to the promotion of environmental sustainability. We are constantly working to improve and further pro-sustainability and waste minimisation initiatives within our organisation.
As well as having achieved company certification to environmental management standard ISO 14001 by JAS-ANZ accredited certification body Telarc Limited, many of our chairs and chair components have been individually certified to international commercial furniture sustainability certificatons.

International Certifications

ISO 14001 environmental management standard

ISO 14001 is the official global environmental management system standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization in Switzerland. It is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

The ISO 14001 standard includes the need for continual improvement of an organisation’s systems and approach to environmental concerns, as well as environmental management within the organisation’s strategic planning processes, and commitment to proactive initiatives that boost environmental performance.

Eden Office has been certified to ISO 14001 since 2014.

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UL Environment GreenGuard Gold

GREENGUARD is one of the world’s most respected environmental certifications. It certifies that product chemical emissions are at safe levels, in view of minimising indoor air pollution and potential chemical exposure.

People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors where air pollution levels are typically 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels. The primary sources of this pollution are furnishings and building materials, which can release hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

Breathing these pollutants is linked to a variety of health problems, including allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, reproductive disorders and some forms of cancer.

Products certified to GREENGUARD Gold undergo rigorous scientific testing in the USA to meet some of the world’s most stringent chemical emissions requirements.

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FSC® Chain of Custody

Forestry Stewardship Council®'s FSC certification is the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution, and the FSC chain of custody certification provides assurance that the processed timber used in certified furniture production is sourced from forest operations that are managed in socially, environmentally and economically responsible ways. It specifically verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from ineligible and unacceptable material as it makes its way along the supply chain from the forest to the market.

Eden Office has been audited by Telarc to certify our FSC chain of custody system, and task chairs displaying the FSC logo are FSC certified and use timber components from sustainably managed forests.

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Toitū carbonzero certification

Toitū Envirocare's Net Carbonzero certification was developed to certify organisations, services and products in accordance with ISO 14067, providing consumers with confidence as to carbon neutrality claims.
It ensures accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint, and includes implementation of strategies to manage, reduce and offset the subsequent impacts. Additionally, it includes the offset of remaining emissions through verified carbon credits.

The Eden Office Spectrum chair has been audited to achieve net carbonzero certification by Toitū Envirocare.

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On the factory floor

Product content and packaging

Wherever possible, recycled, recyclable, and environmentally-sustainable materials are used in the manufacture of our products. Many of our chairs incorporate a significant proportion of recycled raw material, and the majority of components are recyclable.

Eden Office chairs are dispatched in reusable, recyclable soft plastic bags or cardboard boxes, and our soft seating is wrapped in recyclable protective wrap.

We have active programmes in place for recycling waste metal, plastic, and paper products and packaging.

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Chair warranties, refurbishment, and recycling

With a view to chairs remaining in use in the market as long as possible, all Eden Office seating ranges are covered by extensive product warranties.

Our product warranties are further supported by our full refurbishment service offer.

We have a simple nationwide take-back offer for when chairs reach the end of their lifetime. Chairs can be brought back to our factory for reuse or recycling.

Learn more about our product warranties.

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Our commitment

Eden Office Environmental Policy

Eden Office is committed to protecting the environment and preventing any adverse impacts associated with our activities. Together we are responsible for contributing to a sustainable business and community.

As part of our approach to managing the environmental impact of our operations, we have a regularly updated environmental policy to govern our approach and specifically define the commitment of our leadership team to care and protection of the environment. This is reviewed regularly by our management team to ensure we are at the forefront of global best practice. An excerpt of the core policy is below.

To deliver on our environmental commitments we will: ensure that environmental considerations are included in all aspects of our business planning and operations; conserve consumption of natural resources where practicable, minimise waste to landfill through reduce, reuse, or recycle plans and prevent pollution in our community; operate in accordance with relevant environmental legislation, approved codes of practice and statutory guidance; engage with customers, suppliers, contractors, and regulatory authorities to encourage a cooperative approach to minimising environmental impacts; implement and maintain an accredited environmental management system; set annual environmental objectives and targets to drive performance improvements; continuously improve our environmental performance through regular reviews of our activities, practices, and procedures; educate the organisation to ensure continuing awareness and sensitivity to environmental issues.

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about any of our environmental initiatives.