The sustainable history of Ahrend
The sustainable history of Ahrend
Royal Ahrend is certified as One Company ISO 14001. Ahrend Furnishing, Ahrend Belgium and the Ahrend headquarters are now within the certification.
Ahrend launches Ahrend Hergebruik (Reuse) to save more than one million products from waste.
The Ahrend Balance series received the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification.
Ahrend introduces a leasing programme, in addition to developments towards the circular economy; use becomes more important than ownership.
Ahrend launches an innovative non-toxic powder coating. They are not harmful to humans and the environment and even exceed the safety norm of children's toys.
Ahrend obtains FIRA bronze certification, procurement tool to receive reliable CSR information.
Ahrend is the second time winner in its industry in the Transparency Benchmark for integrated sustainability reporting.
Ahrend receives Green Good Design Award from the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for achievements in energy saving, CO2 reduction and sustainability.
Ahrend receives Indoor Air Quality certificates for various product lines. This certificate shows that Ahrend contributes to a healthy indoor climate.
Ahrend was awarded with the Cradle to Cradle Company Award by Michael Braungart and William McDonough at the Cradle to Cradle Festival - The Next Industrial Revolution, in Berlin in 2011.
The Ahrend 2020 office chair series is completely designed according to Cradle to Cradle and received the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification.
Ahrend publishes as one of the first 10 companies worldwide, the ISO 26000 self-declaration according to the NPR9026 norm.
Ahrend is winner in its industry in the Transparency Benchmark for integrated sustainability reporting.
Ahrend receives three Cradle to Cradle Silver certificates for the Ahrend 500 and the Ahrend 230 desk chairs series and Ahrend 250.
In two years time Ahrend has installed 10 heat pumps. These provide an energy saving of 140 tonnes of CO2 per year. That equates to 18 homes a year in transport, energy and gas.
Ahrend achieves PEFC timber certification (CU-PEFC-808 416) and decides to deliver all melamine sheets standard certified.
Ahrend Next Life initiates projects where existing products receive an upgrade in appearance and functionality. EDF Energy is the first customer to widely revitalise Ahrend furniture on large scale.
Ahrend renews its energy conservation plan for the Meerjarenafspraken Part 3. In addition to energy conservation and sustainable design measures, the focus is broadened to the use of renewable energy sources.
Ahrend obtains FSC wood certification (CU-COC-808 416).
All Ahrend factory sites are now ISO 14001 certified.
By signing the Term Agreements Part 2 Ahrend broadens its reduction targets to Sustainable Product Development.
Ahrend achieves EMAS validation for environmental management.
Ahrend becomes participant of the Term Agreements on Energy Efficiency and commits to an annual energy reduction of 2%.
Ahrend is nominated for the European environmental award.
On May 16 Ahrend received its first ISO 14001 environmental management certificate.
Introduction of Eco-indicators in product design (Life Cycle Assessment - LCA).
Eco-design first project in Europe, Ahrend 220 office
Ahrend brings out the first environmental report in the industry.
Attention for environmental care receives a permanent position in the production of Ahrend.