Based on its key guiding principles and forty years of experience, Koleksiyon Furniture is known for its clean and understated intelligent design, its quality of manufacture, and its insight into the needs and concerns of customers.
Using environmentally friendly and recyclable materials and technology when designing products and services, Koleksiyon Furniture always aims to protect the environment as well as human safety. The brand is also willing to ensure that each employee truly knows the importance of his/her contribution to a sustainable environment.
For this purpose and also growing demand from the end users, i.e. the customers, Koleksiyon Furniture decided to establish environmental impacts for more than its 2500 unique designs, and publish them as Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), independently third-party verified ISO 14025 Type III environmental labels.
The challenges were:
Koleksiyon Furniture decided to work with Metsims Sustainability Consulting, the leading pan-European sustainability consultancy with businesses in the UK and Turkey. Metsims first completed the 3 EPDs for Elea Chairs product ranges within 3 months as these were needed for the green certification of newly built Istanbul Airport. These were the first published EPDs in furniture product group from Turkey. During this time, Metsims also evaluated and understood the manufacturing set up and requirement for one-off long-term sustainable solution.
The Solution: EPD Process Certification
EPD Process Certification is relatively new approach developed to deal with publishing large amount of EPDs for manufacturers with mang products.
This approach requires sophisticated LCA models to deal with varieties of so many products and linkages to ERP systems to streamline inventory of products and processes.
Metsims developed a sophisticated parameterized LCA models in SimaPro, the leading LCA software solution for environmental performance, to assess environmental impacts of 2500 products. The LCA models are linked to Koleksiyon Furniture’s SAP system for easy and streamlined data collection.
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