Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. As a company with over 125 years of achievements behind us, we take our responsibility for future generations very seriously.
Today, Poggenpohl not only follows the strict environmental guidelines, but goes even further. Poggenpohl products are exclusively made from wood grown by sustainable forest management and all the paints and lacquers used in production are solvent-free.
All Poggenpohl products are manufactured exclusively in the German town of Herford. Around 80% of the company's suppliers are also located in the region, enabling us to closely monitor their ecological standards and for materials to be transported with minimal environmental impact.
Since January 2012 all the electricity used in the Herford factory has come from renewable hydro-electric generation, reducing the company's carbon footprint by 2000 tonnes of CO2 every year. We are currently installing a thermal power station on site to further reduce our CO2 emissions, and are participating in a programme of energy efficiency to cut energy usage by 10% by the year 2015
As a company with a long history of innovation, Poggenpohl is constantly looking for new and better ways of making enduring furniture with a reduction in environmental impact as a high priority. One of our recent developments, the Porsche Design Kitchen, features an innovative carcass based on a honeycomb board. As a result, 40% less material is required, reducing weight for transportation, without any reduction in the strength and durability for which Poggenpohl is famed.