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Environmental Impact of Processes

Martela has local environmental committees to assess how Martela processes meet the local environmental objectives.

The environmental assessment include statutory and other authority requirements as well as environmental views of external and internal stakeholders. Extent, severity and duration of impact of environmental objectives are evaluated as well as likelihood of environmental consideration and cause-effect.

We have developed our manufacturing processes and operating network to enable us to reduce our energy consumption and minimise emissions and risks to the environment.

Our product packages are reusable, either as packaging material, recycled material or energy resource. Waste from our manufacturing process is sorted for further processing. Our aim is to create furniture that not only can be used for a long time but also allows for safe disposal to minimize lifecycle effect on nature.

 

Production Technology

We concentrate in assembly and logistics functions in our logistics centers in Nummela, Bodafors and Warsaw and the Outlet logistics centre in Riihimäki. Our own production concentrates in the Kitee plant, Kidex Oy to manufacture components for cabinets, pedestals and desktops. Components and products are produced using broad supplier network. The manufacturing chain is steered based on customer orders. Product program specifies the length of manufacturing chain that product specific storage, steering and manufacturing methods require

To ensure delivery accuracy we use best available automation technology, production equipment and machinery as well as close monitoring of inventory and predictive maintenance of equipment. All these factors are needed to enable flexible and fast manufacturing model

When creating subcontracting chain, particular attention is given to following factors:

  • efficient and adequate capacity
  • ability to produce quality
  • short set-up times
  • flexibility in changing situations
  • low need for maintenance
  • environmental aspects
     

Our Environmental goals:

  • Reduction of the amount of waste by using reusable packaging material and an effective system to sort waste
  • Efficient recycling methods for used office furniture
  • Minimizing energy consumption and using renewable energy sources

 

Transportation and Packages

We use reusable and recyclable solutions (pallets, pallet sleeves, corner guards, thermoplastic boxes, trolleys) in the transport and storage of production materials. These transportation and storage materials are returned to component and raw material suppliers and partners. Raw material and component packaging materials are reused in packing and loading products whenever possible.

All our packaging materials are recyclable, whether as material or energy waste. Packaging materials are used efficiently with consideration to distance and conditions of transport. Transport routes are optimized to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.

We service and renew our transport equipment regularly. It is important to us that our drivers have environmentally friendly driving manners. We monitor fuel consumption and ensure that vehicles are used with as low emissions as possible.

Since 1998, Martela has met its statutory packaging waste producer responsibility obligations via Suomen Pakkauskierrätys RINKI Oy (previously the Environmental Register of Packaging PYR Ltd) in Finland and FTI Förpacknings & Tidnings Insamlingen in Sweden.

Sorting of Waste

All in our logistics center where local recycling services are available, waste is sorted by material to wood, energy, cardboard, metal and plastic fractions. In addition data protection documents, mixed and hazardous waste are collected separately.


 

Energy Usage

Energy usage is not a significant factor in Martela Processes. Energy is used mainly for heating the properties to be used. Electricity is mainly used for lighting and ventilation as well as for operation of equipment used in the production facilities.
 

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