During the 56th edition of Salone del Mobile fair in Milan TÜV Italia has released to the Italian company the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management system, which testifies the compliance with environmental protection practices, preventing pollution, reducing waste, energy consumption and materials.
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“This is to certify that the environmental management system of Pedrali Spa has been found to comply with requirements of UNI EN ISO 14001:2015, certificate valid for the following scope: Design and manufacture of chairs, tables, and furnishing complements, by means of manufacturing process of iron and cast-iron (metalworking: laser cutting, folding, drilling, threading, welding, painting), woodworking (profiling, polishing, sanding, glueing, staining), plastic injection moulding, assembly process and shipment (IAF 23, 14, 17”.
A certification that rewards Pedrali commitment for the environment protection and sustainability, which results in the acquisition of important international certifications, thus this Corporate (besides those for the processes and products), and in the constant application of these practices, part of the Made in Pedrali philosophy, in all production stages of the collection composed by chairs, tables, complements and lighting made of plastic materials, metal, wood as well as upholstered.
During the design stage, particular attention is paid to the materials, the choice of raw materials and the rational use of the resources, the setting of the eco-friendly packaging, recyclability of materials at end-of-life. With regard to the production process, it is kept track of regular monitoring of air emissions, waste management with a careful separation and collection of the same, control of water consumption.
“We are very proud to receive this certification, which proves our ethically sustainable productive philosophy, featured by the attention and respect of the environment in every stage of our wide Made in Italy production” said Giuseppe Pedrali, CEO of Pedrali Spa.
The global plan towards the environmental respect, sustainability and quality includes ISO 14001 and other significant product certifications such as GREENGUARD and FSC; process certification ISO 9001, to prove international standards of Quality System.
GREENGUARD certification provides the guarantee that products designed for indoor environments comply with strict emission limits and contribute to have healthier interior environments. Certification ensures that a product has exceeded some of the world's most stringent and low-emission standards for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the buildings.
As a testimony of the commitment to protect the environment, Pedrali has also obtained FSC™C114358 Chain of Custody certification that guarantees the origin of wood from forests managed correctly and with responsibility, according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. This means that Pedrali for its production chooses to use material from certified FSC forests, fully respecting the territory. The company also uses water-based varnishes, ensuring excellent chemical and physical-resistant performances and curbing the emission of volatile organic substances reducing the impact on the environment.
ISO 9001 certification implies that the requirements are applied to all the business processes to be documented through attentive paperwork (quality manual, procedures, instructions) and all the results of "making quality" in the company must be recorded on forms (quality registration documents).
The products of the collection comply with UNI-EN 16139:2013 European Standards which determine the resistance, durability and safety requirements of chairs for contract use.