Being an Australasian company we live in countries where we are surrounded by the natural beauty of our environments, as such we’ve always had a strong connection with our environment.
With environmental concerns rising, we acknowledge our responsibility as a business to further develop environmentally sustainable products and business practices more urgently than ever before.
We’ve always been industry leaders integrating environmental values into everything we do. We were the first seating company to introduce a 10 year warranty almost 20 years ago. It was our commitment to reduce waste by providing extended lifetimes on our seating products. More than 10 years ago we introduced a chair refurbishment programme.
We’re not saying we’re perfect. In fact, we believe we could always be doing better. It’s that attitude that makes us industry leaders. However it’s also part of our company culture to celebrate our successes. Featured below are some of the ways that we are doing our best for the environment.
Our approach to sustainability
illustrates our philosophy that
seating is about people and performance, not just chairs.
We are dedicated to educating
our customers on how to live
healthier more sustainable
Green Tag Certification
A large selection of Buro Seating chairs, in conjunction with our key manufacturing partners, have achieved the internationally recognised GreenTagCertTM.
GreenTagCERTTM GreenRate is recognised by the New Zealand Green Building Council and the Green Building Council of Australia as a third party certification system under the Green Star®* Materials Calculators, VOC and Composite Wood (formaldehyde), I.E.Q credits.
We are dedicated to upholding and improving our GreenTagCertTM programme along with establishing other recognised international standards. This includes the following initiatives:
- Working closely with our supporting factories to help review and improve the control and management of our environmental activities.
- Completing a material analysis of all our products.
- Completing a recyclability analysis of all our products determining the percentage of recyclable materials used in manufacturing and the percentage of the product which can be recycled.
- Carrying out our chair reconditioning programme, extending the life of a chair beyond it’s typical life ( 6 or 10 year warranty).
We are committed to upholding and improving our internationally recognised GreenGuard Gold certification for a selection of products. GreenGuard Certification ensures a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. This ensures that our products are not only healthier for you but healthier for the environment.
Incorporating more environmentally sustainable materials
We’ve made a conscious decision to eliminate the chrome plating process during the manufacturing process for our chairs. As a healthier, more environmentally-friendly option we are now using reflective silver powdercoat gaslifts.
Developing environmentally sustainable packaging
We’re integrating sustainability not only into our product design but into the way we package our chairs. Through innovative solutions we’ve discontinued using plastic bags on our Buro Envy and Buro Maxim chairs. While we are celebrating this win, we acknowledge that more work needs to be done, our product development team are working hard prototyping solutions for our other chairs.