Today, environmental responsibility is a core value in our corporate culture. As a leading manufacturer, we know that, like every business, we use a significant amount of raw materials and energy, and contribute to the carbon footprint of the world's industries. However, as a global business, we step up to make a difference by building "green" principles into every new product. We find new and better ways to use the natural resources that we require in an efficient and responsible manner. Through our Citizen Decca Program, we will continue to work to ensure that our products positively impact the environment and promote safe, healthy places to live, work and play.
Going "green" at Decca means purchasing wood harvested from sustainable sources and using renewable energy wherever possible. It means minimizing waste, reducing emissions and providing a safe, healthy workplace for our employees. Decca is constantly considering everything we do - from sourcing materials, product design, packaging and shipping. We feel these initiatives are necessary to our future as a business and to our identity as a responsible citizen of the global community.
On 13 January 2009, we proudly announced that Decca was the first Asian-based manufacturer to receive the GREENGUARD® certification for our office furniture and hospitality furniture products. Decca's products have been tested for their chemical emissions performance and are now Greenguard Indoor Air Qualify Certified as low emitting furnishings. This achievement assures customers that Decca's products can contribute points to fulfill the U.S. Green Building Council's LEEDTM rating system and the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes rating system.
Decca casegoods are GreenGuard certified. An industry independent third party testing program for low emitting products and materials.
All certified products are listed on the GREENGUARD website.
Greenguard certification is an important tool for architects, designers and product specifiers who want to specify low-emitting products to meet new guidelines for green-built environments.
Decca is an FSC certified manufacturer which implies the utilization of wood growing from well managed forests, promotion of environmentally appropriate, socially benificial and economically viable management of forests via Chain of Custody, Program & Forest Management Program.
Forest Stewardship CouncilTM
Certified products come from responsible forests.
Decca is a manufacturer capable of producing FSC TM certified products, offering an advantage to those customers who seek a responsible manufacturing partner to help realise their own sustainable goals.
LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
The program recognises performance in five key areas :
- Sustainable site development
- Water saving
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection (e.g. recycled material, certified wood)
- Indoor environment quality (e.g. low emitting material)