Protecting our World


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As a furniture designer and manufacturer, we understand our operations have a far-reaching impact on the environment. This is something as individuals and as a business we take seriously.

We also know that with effort and hard work we can make a positive improvement on the life cycle of our furniture products, reducing waste and pollution through more sustainable material selection and more efficient manufacturing processes.

We demonstrate this environmental commitment through:

  • Membership of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
  • Using sustainable materials like Cork, Felt and Rebar
  • Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) membership
  • Testing all our products to ensure they contain zero harmful VOCs, accredited by SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
  • Adhering to the ISO14001 Environmental Management System

We are committed to our responsibility to the planet and its precious resources.

We pledge to protect the environment wherever possible, to be a responsible business and to provide a safe environment for both our employees and customers.

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FSC® and FISP regulated

Forests provide the timber that is widely used in the furniture industry. But illegal logging leads to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, poor forest management and a negative impact on the people and countries producing this resource.

Responsible forest management is key to sustaining forests for the future. The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) is the leading and most credible certification for timber products.

All our timber is FSC® certified. This means you can trust the materials have originated from sustainable and legal sources. (Chain of custody needs to be requested at time of order).

We are also registered with the FISP regulatory body, which is recognised as the benchmark for sustainable practices in the UK furniture industry.

Frövi is committed to ever increasing product quality standards. Many Frövi products are tested to international standard (ISO, BSEN) at recognised test facilities, such as FIRA, SATRA and CATAS, to ensure that they are safe and suitable for use in the contract environment.

Certificates, where relevant, are available on request – info@frovi.co.uk

Policies

Our policies underpin Frövi’s commitment and approach to responsibly managing our impacts on, and relationships with, our people, customers, communities and environment. They set out our values and behaviours that are required to make Frövi a trusted, positive and successful brand.

Policies, where relevant, are available on request – info@frovi.co.uk


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Materials


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Cork

  • Cork has been used by man for over 5,000 years as its cellular structure makes it a great material for all kinds of applications.
  • Cork products are 100% recyclable.
  • Cork is a type of bark and is removed every 9 to 12 years without causing any harm to the tree.
  • Per KG cork has a carbon footprint of -0.64kg and it has the highest ductility and heat capacity among wood based materials.
  • In 2017, we launched our Grow Cork stools which are solid cork.
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Felt

  • Felt has many beneficial properties such as being fire retardant and moisture proof but we mainly see it being used for its noise cancelling qualities.
  • Felt can be pressed into a rigid three dimensional form without the use of any glues or resins.
  • By far the most beneficial thing about the felt we are using is the fact it is made with 100% recycled PET. Meaning that plastic bottles are going into products and not into the ocean or landfill.
  • In January 2020, we launched Colony which is available with felt panels in a range of different colours and patterns.
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Powder Coating

  • All Frovi powder coating has an Environmental Product Declaration certificate.
  • EPD is an independent and industry recognised body that verifies products which meet environmental and sustainable standards.
  • Frovi is the only major global supplier of powder coated products to have the quality of its products third-party verified by an EPD.
  • We have adopted this strategy to provide many sustainability benefits compared to other powder coating methods, including reduced energy usage and reduced waste generation.
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Rebar

  • Rebar has been used in the construction industry for around 150 years and is known for adding strength to concrete.
  • Rebar is made with 98% recycled material and comes in a range of sizes. The ribbed patterns in rebar are to increase surface area and help grip to the concrete.
  • In 2017, we launched our Foundry range using rebar for all the frame work combined with solid oak for the shelves and coffee table top.