Kährs has been environmentally and quality certifying its operations since the 1990's. We have also been publishing a transparent, audited EMAS Environmental report since 1997. Many of Kahrs' products contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points on construction projects.
ISO - THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
ISO 14001 is the international environmental management system, while ISO 9001 is the international quality control system. Below are the quality and environmental accreditations relating to Kährs plant in Nybro.
In 1993, we were the first wood floor manufacturer to obtain ISO 9001 certification, and in 1997 we also achieved ISO 14001 certification.
EMAS - VOLUNTARY EU ECO-MANAGEMENT
Kährs plant in Nybro holds EMAS registration. EMAS is the EU's voluntary eco-management and audit scheme. EMAS aims to streamline and constantly improve environmental work at companies and organisations and to pass on reliable messages to the market concerning the results of environmental work, by means of audited and approved environmental reports and other forms of environmental communication in advertising and marketing.
Kährs report has been audited and approved by DNV Certification AB in accordance with EMAS.
Download the DNV approval document (in Swedish).
FSC – Forest Stewardship Council is an international membership organization that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests. Kährs has been certified since 2005.
PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes - is the world's largest organization for forest certification. Kährs is certified since 2013.
We also follow the industrial standard of the Swedish Flooring Trade Association (GBR) for environmental declarations, so that we can provide environmentally relevant information on our products. Kährs meets European E1, Eo and California Air Resources Board – Airborne Toxic Control Measure (CARB-ATCM) Phase 1 and 2 standards.