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Product Circularity Certification

Product Circularity Certification

Respect for the world around us has always been a priority for us and constitutes one of the fundamental principles of our actions, also and above all at the production level. This is why we carefully observe and implement all those guidelines that represent "doing things well" and "doing them responsibly" at a global level.

The context that surrounds us is, in fact, one of ecological transition (towards renewable energy, circular economy, zero-emission mobility, protection of biodiversity) based on the ethics of responsibility. This must be taken into account in all decisions at company level.


Consequently, as part of its increasingly significant journey towards a green future, Scavolini began a product circularity study in 2019 and at the start of 2021, on completion of this journey, the Cosmob certifying body issued the brand two certificates - one for kitchens and living rooms, and the other for bathrooms: in other words, for the various materials used to make our furniture - melamine/laminate, lacquer, wood, veneer, glass - an average product circularity of over 96% has been certified.

This certification is called the CQP Furniture Product Circularity Certification and it is a source of great pride for us since it certifies that Scavolini relies on valid criteria both in terms of production and in its choice of materials, with a view to being more environmentally friendly and economically efficient.

To find out more:

Criteria used to calculate product circularity

PRODUCTION INPUT

Assessment of:
1. Materials used for the product and for the packaging (parameters):

  • quantity;
  • recycled, permanent recycled, virgin material contents;
  • biodegradability;
  • origin: Italian, EU, non-EU;
  • cost and durability;

2. Energy sources (parameters):

  • from electricity mains;
  • self-produced from renewable source;
  • self-produced from non-renewable source;

PRODUCTION OUTPUT

Assessment of:
Product and packaging waste (parameters):

  • types and quantities of waste intended for recycling, energy valuation, compost, landfill.

ENERGY OUTPUT

  • Electricity introduced into the mains;
  • Thermal energy sold externally (e.g.: heat not self-consumed).

PRODUCT AND PACKAGING END-OF-LIFE OUTPUT

Assessment of:
Materials used for the product and for the packaging (parameters):

  • Disassemblability of the various components of the finished product and disassemblability of any multi-material components;
  • product components intended for re-use;
  • method of managing recovery, recycling and energy valuation.

To assess and interpret the environmental impact of any asset (product or service), the entire life cycle of products is in fact taken into consideration according to the LCA method (Life Cycle Assessment). Find out more.

Our company routinely performs product life cycle assessments to pursue, thanks to these assessments and to the ensuing information, its ECODESIGN procedure, an important guide to track all the development processes of our products correctly.

As a result of these criteria and in relation to the circularity factors outlined above, here are some of our latest achievements:

  • Use of materials comprising for the large part recycled raw materials.
  • Use of packaging mostly comprising recycled cardboard.
  • Sole use of green energy (both self-produced by our photovoltaic system as well as that purchased from the mains). Find out more.
  • Procedure for the recovery of more than 90% of waste produced during the manufacturing process.
  • Unused green energy introduced back into the mains (with dedicated certification).
  • Production of easy to disassemble finished products.
  • Production of finished products fit for re-use.
  • Production of highly recyclable or recoverable finished products.
  • Recyclable or recoverable packaging.

For Scavolini, obtaining this certification is therefore a way to renew its sustainability engagement which has been sealed over the years by a large number of acknowledgements at international level.

 

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