Our goal has always been simple;
create a smaller footprint.

A sustainable future

Employing the philosophy of making small, meaningful changes everyday we aim to create big impact over time. We believe in making locally, acting mindfully and minimising all waste and by-product. It’s about taking responsibility.

We now have the framework and procedures in place, as well as the required determination to holistically manage the supply chain and production footprint for every product. To that end our organisation has been certified Carbon Neutral through the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard. Please read below or talk to our team if you would like to learn more about our sustainability credentials.

Materials

Timber

All of our timber is available with either the FSC®, AFS or EcoSelect label and is sourced from Australian and overseas mills. This ensures supply is regulated by both state and federal legislation and meets stringent requirements in terms of forest regeneration, biodiversity and the protection of native fauna.

Foam & feather

All of our foam is CFC Free and 100% recyclable. Seating and backing which is the largest foam component is also fire retardant. All feather and down used has undergone a ten stage washing and sterilisation process using 100% recycled water and is naturally biodegradable.

Plastic

Glides as well as minor internal components are made from polypropylene and nylon which are both 100% recyclable.

Upholstery

Fabrics are available from a range of manufacturers including those with environmental certification and ISO 14001. Leather can be sourced from tanneries which use organic dyes and chrome-free processing. Webbed backs and linings use interwoven natural hemp fibre, both recyclable, and biodegradable.

Steel

Stainless steel leg components are available upon request.

Finishes

Water based stains are standard across the Jardan range and are essential for product to be GECA approved.

Management & lifecycle

Every ninety days our environmental management group measure, review and report on the following operational challenges:

Raw material minimisation

Components, meterages and construction on methods are regularly reviewed for efficiencies and improvements.

Waste minimisation

Fabric, foam, leather, paper, plastic and steel waste from production and administration is collected for reuse, reprocessing or recycling.

Energy minimisation

All electrical and gas machinery, services and appliances are monitored daily to avoid waste.

Jardan endeavours to ensure that each piece of furniture produced can be either rejuvenated or recycled, and thereby extending the life of the product.

Re-upholstery

Jardan offers a re-upholstery and rejuvenation service further extending product life.

Recycling

Construction methods employed in manufacture utilise simple hand assembly and traditional quality fastening techniques enabling disassembly into material components using no specified tools.

Our products are made out of timber, foam and feather. The timber can be reused for making smaller components. The foam can be sent back to the supplier to be recycled into a different product (reconstituted foam). The feather used is naturally biodegradable.

Product Stewardship

Jardan takes full responsibility throughout the life-cyle of our furniture. We will accept returns of products for reuse or recycling, which have reached the end of their useable life under our Care and Warranty agreement.

 

Certifications

Carbon Neutral

In 2014 Jardan officially became a Carbon Neutral organization in accordance with the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The NCOS gives consistency and environmental integrity to this process by providing requirements for calculating, auditing and offsetting an organisation’s carbon footprint.

Carbon neutral means as a company we have reduced our net greenhouse gas emissions to zero. The scope of this certification covers our business and its operations, but does not include the emissions embedded in our products and their materials. We have achieved our certification through various energy efficiency and waste-minimising initiatives, the acquisition of carbon offsets and a company-wide focus on sustainable practice. Emissions management plans and systems will help monitor and report Jardan’s footprint annually to ensure we stay carbon neutral going forward.

ISO 14001 Certification

In September 2011 Jardan achieved the ISO 14001 certification for continued control and improvement of our environmental policy.

ISO 14001 is an international standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), which sets out a framework for a specific Environmental Management System (EMS).

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GECA Level A

Good Environmental Choice Australia is the organisation behind the “Good Environmental Choice” program that was launched in 2001. GECA provides to the community an environmental mark of recognition for a wide range of products and services.

GECA Level A is the new standard for green labelling in response to Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) requirements. Products achieving Level A will receive full Green Star points on GBCA rated projects.

Chain of Custody

Jardan has achieved Chain of Custody from 2 of the world’s leading organisations in this field, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™). The FSC® and PEFC™ have tracked our timber from the forest through processing, manufacturing and finally to the consumer.

Chain of Custody is an assurance that these forest products are handled and manufactured under strict regulations that support responsible forest management. By tracking the timber in this matter we helping to support responsible forestry.

Environmental Timeline

Downloads

Please see below for all the facts. Browse on screen or print if essential.

GECA Level A Certification Download PDF →
GECA Level B Certification Download PDF →
ISO 14001 Certification Download PDF →
FSC® Certification Download PDF →
PEFC™ Certification Download PDF →
Care and Warranty Download PDF →
Environmental Policy Download PDF →
Carbon Neutral Certification Download PDF →
Carbon Neutral Audit Statement Download PDF →