In 1989, Wilkhahn’s supervisory board made the ground-breaking resolution that, if in doubt, ecology and social responsibility were to be valued more highly than a quick profit. Since then Wilkhahn, has been developing office furniture that stands apart for practical innovations, appealing and sustainable design. We define sustainability as preventing any negative impact on the environment and society as far as possible and if financially feasible. Wilkhahn summarizes this integral component of corporate culture in its vision of “design that improves lives sustainably”.
Wilkhahn’s top ecological priority is help protect the environment sustainably. As a result, we ensure that future generations have a planet worth living in and create the basis for healthy economic growth. Consequently, these objectives are included in our company agreements on environmental protection. In our opinion, health and safety, environmental and quality management are linked. Which is why we’ve established an integrated sustainability management system.
All Wilkhahn sites comply with one standard environmental management system, which has EMAS validation and ISO 14001 certification at our headquarters in Bad Münder (Germany). Our main production site and all European sales sites have ISO 9001 certification. Regarding our suppliers, we expect them to have comprehensive and proper quality management systems. And due to FSC® product-chain certification since 2013, we can ensure transparency when sourcing wood from responsible forest management.