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We recognize and embrace our responsibility to safeguard human health, preserve natural resources and protect the environment. Sustainability is a strong part of who we are, and it starts with “the green behind the red” icon – a symbol of our ongoing mission to Impact Less. In fact, the more you look behind the red, the more you’ll find green in everything we do.

 

At KI Europe, we take a three step approach to sustainability:

Strategy

Strategy

KI’s Design for the Environment and Environmental Management policies commit us to making a meaningful contribution to sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Implementation

Implementation

In order to integrate its sustainable efforts of safeguarding human health, preserving natural resources and protecting the environment, into the corporate culture of the company, KI will...

Governance

Governance

This pledge is reviewed and updated annually and is practiced across all KI operations. The Sustainability Manager monitors performance and provides annual updates.

Memberships

KI Europe is committed to supporting, expanding and prioritising renewable energy. We do that directly and through partnerships with leaders in renewable energy and environmental conservation.

The Furniture Makers' Company

The Furniture Makers' Company

KI is a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company. Founded in 1963, it provides support and assistance to those in need in the UK furnishing industry, specifically to students, the retired, and those of working age.

FIRA - Furniture Industry Research Association

FIRA - Furniture Industry Research Association 

The UK’s largest furniture association and the only organisation that provides support to the world furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Jonathan Hindle, KI's Group Managing Director for EMEA is a member of the Council/Board of Directors.

Club Green - Guide to environmental legislation

Club Green - Guide to environmental legislation

Distributed by FIRA, Club Green assists companies across the furniture industry supply chain with guidance and support to keep abreast of environmental developments. KI joined Club Green to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining robust environmental management systems now, and in the future. 

BCFA - British Contract Furnishings Association

BCFA - British Contract Furnishings Association

The British business association for the contract furnishing industry, covering the full spectrum of interior products and services in the UK and globally. A company can only become a member of the BCFA when it satisfies the association’s standard of professionalism and makes a commitment to provide the market with the highest standards of service.

CFAS - Commercial Furniture Advisory Service

CFAS - Commercial Furniture Advisory Service

CFAS is recognised throughout the UK and Europe as the hub of the furniture, educational and hospitality sector, offering information on all aspects of office and contract furniture.

BFC - British Furniture Confederation

BFC - British Furniture Confederation

The BFC maintains regular dialogue with Government and other influential stakeholders to ensure that all policies and initiatives support a thriving furniture, furnishings and bed sector. Jonathan Hindle, KI's Group Managing Director for EMEA appointed as the New Chairman of BFC in March 2016.

LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

The LEED process is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for our environment and communities.

BESA - British Educational Suppliers Association

BESA - British Educational Suppliers Association 

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association for the UK education suppliers sector.

Certifications & Sustainability

Together, we believe these efforts in renewable energy and conservation make a powerful statement about our values. And they will help KI to be as environmentally conscious as possible, while making diligent efforts to reduce our overall carbon footprint.

ISO9001 - Quality management standard

ISO9001 - Quality management standard 

A certified quality management system (QMS) which proves the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of customers.

ISO14001 - Environmental Management Standard

ISO14001 - Environmental Management Standard 

An international Standard for Environmental Management Systems. Managing and minimising our impact on the environment is at the heart of our business as a manufacturer. 

Indoor Advantage Gold - Furniture

Indoor Advantage Gold - Furniture 

SCS Global Services is a trusted neutral third-party organisation that works to identify practices and policies that advance the goals of sustainable development. The SCS Kingfisher Certification Mark certifies that our organisation’s products meet the highest social, quality and environmental standards.

FISP - Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme

FISP - Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme 

FISP certification confirms our company’s commitment to achieve the principles of sustainable development in the furniture industry. Focusing on not just environmental issues, but also purchasing, end of product life, social and community issues.

FCS - Forest Stewardship Council

FCS - Forest Stewardship Council

FSC certification ensure that products come from well-managed certified forests, recycled and other responsible sources. KI Europe works with a supply chain that is FSC certified.

Hellios FSQS - Financial Services Qualification System

Hellios FSQS - Financial Services Qualification System  

FSQS is a community of financial institutions, collaborating to agree a single standard for collecting the increasing amount and complexity of third party information needed to demonstrate compliance to regulators, internal policies and governance controls.

SKA Rating

SKA Rating

Operated and owned by Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, SKA rating is an environmental assessment tool for sustainable for-outs. 

Level

Level 

A multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry. 

Kickstart

Committed to supporting British design and manufacturing, KI sponsors a number of initiatives under its KICKSTART programme. Giving back to the community is immensely important to KI, whether it be in pounds, product or time itself - or often a combination of each.

Kickstart 

KI maintains a strong local presence in the local communities it serves through varying levels of charitable support and giving.

Downloads

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Download Our Sustainability Pledge 2022

Download and read KI's Sustainability Pledge

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Download Our Environmental Certification

View the most common Environmental Certificates and Standards that
affect KI Europe.

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Download Our Social Responsibility Report 2021

Download and read the full story of sustainability at KI

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DOWNLOAD: KI Preferred Subcontractor Supplier Questionnaire

Download and read KI's Preferred Subcontractor Supplier Questionnaire

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