The topic of sustainability has been very important to us as a company for years. As a family business, we have been manufacturing our custom-made cabinets at our company headquarters in Kerpen-Buir for more than 40 years. Thanks to this direct proximity to our customers, we ensure significantly reduced energy consumption when delivering our furniture, and we are also actively working to further reduce our ecological footprint. From the initial idea through the production of the built-in wardrobe to the supply chain - we are constantly evolving and striving to assume an important role model function when it comes to responsibility for the environment.
Improving the ecological footprint
We want to campaign for climate protection and have therefore joined the climate pact of the German Furniture Quality Association (DGM). Under the guiding principle of "rebelling against climate change", we are thus making an important contribution to the 1.5 degree target of the UN.
The basis of the climate pact is the CO2 balance sheet of a company, the so-called carbon footprint. Furniture manufacturers who join the pact calculate their "footprint" annually based on applicable standards. This is made up of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn are broken down into short-, medium- and long-term reductions. The first reduction measures will already take effect in 2022 and will be continuously expanded by us and checked by an external body. At the same time, our emissions are offset by supporting climate protection projects, such as our project to protect the Brazilian rainforest.
CABINET is a climate-neutral furniture manufacturer
It is very important to us to actively support nature and give something back to it. That's why we support the project to protect the rainforest in South America ADPML Portel-Para REDD. The main objective of the project is to prevent illegal deforestation in Brazil, in order to protect the green lungs of our planet.
The responsible use of our resources is very important to us. It is important that all our wood-based materials come from sustainable forestry. In practice, this means that the forest areas from which we get our wood are reforested.
And our commitment to the environment also continues when we work with our suppliers. In order to be able to offer the wide range of decors and equipment, we work together with around 400 partners. We rely on short distances: around 80 percent of our raw materials come from Germany. This is not only part of sustainable management, but also serves customer satisfaction - shorter transport routes not only reduce the CO2 footprint, but also the delivery time.
Our cabinets are low in emissions - don't worry about formaldehyde
The "DGM emission label" contains information on the emission of pollutants from furniture and thus protects consumers from health impairments. The quality conditions of the tested furniture are divided into the four emission classes A, B, C and D. Pieces of furniture that bear the label of emission class A are particularly low in emissions. They meet the strict limit values for formaldehyde and other volatile substances from RAL-GZ 430.
What is meant by "formaldehyde"?
Formaldehyde is an unbound, volatile, organic compound that is used in the production of wood-based materials in the usual binders, such as in glues and resins based on urea, melamine or phenol. This compound can be carcinogenic to humans above a certain concentration in the air.
By carefully selecting the wood materials and our suppliers, we were able to comply with the strict guidelines on emissions, so that our entire range was classified with the top value "A".
With all of our cupboards, we aim to produce permanently stable, unique pieces that can be used for decades. Should a problem arise, we will support you at any time with questions, replacement requirements and additional equipment - and that for years to come. In this way, the custom-made wardrobe becomes a real valuable that inspires you again and again.
And even if your furnishing style should change over the years, you have the option of exchanging the fronts of your wardrobe if necessary. This means you can enjoy a new design without buying a whole new piece of furniture - which in turn is good for the environment.
Made in Germany
We manufacture our cupboard systems exclusively in our factory in Kerpen-Buir. In this way we keep the transport costs as low as possible and thus improve our CO2 balance. We have been "Furniture Made in Germany" certified since 2020, which is another guarantee of our high quality. In addition, our modern machinery ensures that all built-in cupboards are manufactured as efficiently as possible. The furniture is planned using specialized software, from which the dimensions of the individual cabinet components are fed in for the so-called "nesting". Individual components can be arranged on a plate in a particularly space-saving manner, like in a cutting pattern, and then formatted with the computer-controlled CNC milling machine in a very resource-conscious manner.
Es ist uns wichtig, dass Ihr CABINET unbeschädigt bei Ihnen ankommt. Daher arbeiten wir konstant daran, die Transport-Sicherheit zu maximieren, gleichzeitig aber den Verpackungsmüll zu minimieren, um so Treibhausgasemissionen zu reduzieren. Konkret bedeutet das, dass unser gesamtes Verpackungsmaterial zu 95 Prozent aus recycelter Pappe besteht, welche nach dem Transport anschließend wieder dem Recycling-Prozess zugeführt wird. Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit einem Anbieter für Umweltdienstleistungen konnten wir allein im Jahr 2020 insgesamt 392 Tonnen Ressourcen und 48.708 Kilogramm Treibhausgase einsparen - eine durch und durch runde Sache für eine lebenswerte Zukunft.