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Respect for nature has always been one of our core values... Sustainable production and protection of the environment is central to our activities.

 

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH AND THE ORIGIN OF OUR WOOD
Our materials are purchased from the official administration for the preservation of the forest in Indonesia : Perum Perhutani. This organisation ensures the long term sustainability of the Indonesian forests through an initiative of continuous reforestation. We also work to support the welfare of our staff by carefully controlling work safety, working conditions, training programs, health and political protection... Standard SMK3

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THE WOOD CAPTURES CO2 GASES
When you purchase solid-wood furniture, you contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Indeed, our main process, the development of hand-crafted, solid wood, household furniture pieces, consumes little energy and releases minimal CO2 gas relative to other homeware industries :
• During their growth, trees imprison CO2.
• Trees are cut down at a mature age when the CO2 is still imprisoned. If the tree is logged for use during its lifetime, the CO2 remains imprisoned inside the wood. If the tree were allowed to continue in its life cycle, eventually it would decompose and release large quantities of CO2 into the air. Therefore, it is actually beneficial for the environment if a tree is cut down and used during its life cycle - as long as it is part of a sustainable controlled process of reforestation.
• Crafting furniture from the wood requires less energy than manufacturing from other materials. If consumers intend to buy furniture and homewares, then hand-crafted solid wood furniture is the most sustainable ecological option. Low energy use means low CO2 emissions.

 

SOLID WOOD FURNITURE PRODUCTION IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAN 'FLAT PACK' AND MDF FURNITURE PRODUCTION
We specialise in solid wood furniture craft. These materials minimise our carbon footprint because 'flat pack' and MDF furniture pieces are mainly composed of harmful fibres and wax...

 

HAND CRAFT PRODUCTION IS RESPECTFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Our manufacturing methods use the know-how of our craftsmen to respect the environment, limiting the use of factory machines and chemicals.



 

DAILY ACTIVITIES
We work hard every day in our workshops and offices to limit our impact on the environment :
• We use recycled cardboard and recycle our own.
• We use recycled pallets and recycle our owns.
• We are careful to monitor energy expenditure.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibility for the working environment : Our emplpyees benefit from favourable pay and working conditions in our workshops in Indonesia and in our offices around the world. We do our best to contribute to their wellbeing inside and outside the workplace and continue our trade responsibly.

Responsibility for employees : We are careful to respect the personal rights of all the people we work with. We work hard to understand the unique cultural values of the people in each country where we are active. This means we are better able to support their livelihoods.

 




ECO-PARTICIPATION
Working together to recycle our furniture products effectively.

As of 1st May, 2013, we have been participating in the French governments eco-particiaption initaitve to recycle dis-used, 'waste' furniture and wood. To support our ecological objectives we now work in partnership with Eco-mobilier (Eco-furniture) which has helped us to develop a collection of recycled furniture pieces. You find more information on the french website Eco-mobilier (www.eco-mobilier.fr)


ECO-DESIGN
Tikamoon fully supports eco-design. As a part of the eco-participation programme we reduce the volume of wood and furniture waste and at the same time limit the environmental impact of the recycling process itself. Most specifically, Eco-partcipation helps us to finance the :
Collection
• Re-use

• Recycling of furniture at the end of its life.