Sustainability - Andreu World


Sustainability is at the core of our work and in turn it influences the way we interact with our environment. At Andreu World we have always paid special attention to environmental protection, habitat conservation, the design of products. We develop services and solutions that respect the environment and are integrated into the value chain of the company, in all places where we operate.
Our goal is to optimize our environmental management systems to allow us to minimize the impact on the environment. This is why we work every day to reduce the consumption of raw materials and the amount of waste generated in our offices and production facilities.
Andreu World has implemented environmental management systems in our manufacturing processes and we operate in accordance with all major international standards and certifications of compliance and environmental care for our products (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 British Standards; BIFMA, FSC®). These standards and certifications are the ultimate guarantee of the sustainable, durable and quality chairs and tables that we produce.

Social Responsibility 

At Andreu World we are committed to society. We dedicate part of our effort and work as an organization to improving our quality of life, supporting sustainability, quality, continuous training and innovation. We promote Social Responsibility and care for the environment before our stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers and society in general). Our values motivate us to behave responsibly, based on the highest standards, certifications and standards of quality and safety at an international level.

Quality and Environmental Policy

With the current state of the planet it is important to modernize manufacturing practices so that organizations grow while being respectful of the environment and the health of people.  

As a direct result of this challenge, Andreu World declares that the following initiatives will be implemented to reduce the organization’s environmental footprint:  


•   Implementation of an environmental management system in the organization to help preserve and protect the environment according to ISO 14001.

•   Compliance with all environmental laws and regulatory requirements that apply.

•   Pollution prevention.


Andreu World is passionately committed to the care and protection of the environment through the adoption of Environmental Management Policy that outlines compliance with the organization’s objectives and strategic guidelines.   

In short, Andreu World aims to be a leader in design, quality and service by conducting a simple business with minimal bureaucracy, enhancing human and social relations and the care and protection of the environment.  

FSC Certified
Andreu World's Commitment to the Environment

Considering current issues such as climate change and globalization, manufacturing must be sustainable, merging the growth of the organization with respect to the environment and the health of people.  That is why Andreu World, a company committed to environment, only works with wood from FSC® certified forests.  The products that carry the FSC® label are independently certified to assure consumers that the wood in their product comes from forests managed in socially, economically and environmentally responsible manners ensuring the resource for future generations.  

Andreu World is working with SCS to certification for the FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification which tracks the path of products from the factory to the market.     

FSC is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization to promote the responsible management of forests worldwide.

UNE EN-ISO 14006 - Ecodesign

The implementation of sustainable design strategies and UNE EN ISO 14006 standard to our collections has allowed us to rethink our furniture solutions in order to optimize energy consumption during manufacturing and to improve the processes of finishing, painting, packaging and logistics. Prior to employment of these procedures, we conducted a life cycle analysis and a strategic environmental assessment of our current practices. The result allows an overall reduction of environmental impact, a significant decrease in for the demand of energy, and to greatly reduce the carbon footprint.

UNE EN-ISO 9001:2015

In wanting to provide our clients with the best products and services, and anticipating industry trends, Andreu World has been certified for the activities of “Design, fabrication, marketing and distribution of furniture” by the organization SGS, pursuant to ISO 9001.  

UNE EN-ISO 14001:2015

At Andreu World, we think that the environmental issues affect us all and they must be confronted from a global perspective.  For our part, we decided to introduce and work with the Environmental Management System, being one the first companies in the furniture industry and our region to obtain ISO-UNE-EN14001: 2015 certification.  

Andreu World already processes all the needed documentation (Integrated Quality Policy and Environment, Environmental Manual Procedures Manual…) and work in accordance to ISO 14001.  We try to convey this concern for the environment to our clients and suppliers. 

Level Certified

Andreu World has been certified with LEVEL® certification. This international standard promotes the social responsibility of our designs and assumes the maximum guarantee of transparency in the production process.
LEVEL® is a standard created by BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association) to be able to evaluate, in a more open and transparent way, the environmental and social impacts that originate in the construction of furniture.
This standard is widely implemented in the North American market and serves as a reference for architects, designers, and interior designers when it comes to choosing more sustainable furniture. With LEVEL® certification, our customers are assured of having commercial furniture that surpasses the ecological certificates. Andreu World now has a consistent structure to communicate the environmental and social characteristics in a clear and easy-to-understand way for the market.
It should be noted that Andreu World is the first European company to achieve LEVEL® certification.

For the certification process we had to prepare documentation in four areas:
Materials: Manufacturers must have an environmental design program, it is necessary to assess the sustainability of materials used in manufacturing processes (recycled content, material efficiency, biodegradability, selection of rapidly renewable materials, analysis the cycle of life...)

Energy and Atmosphere: Evaluation of corporate sustainability policies, calculation of greenhouse gases from the factories, reduction of energy consumption, reduction of energy for the transportation of materials.

Human and ecosystem health: Waste management plans, reduction of hazardous waste generated in the different factories, chemical analysis of all products used in the manufacturing and disposal of harmful products.

Social responsibility: Product manufacturing within a safe work environment and compliance with prevention plans, economic contribution to social associations in the area to develop projects that benefit the community, intention to extend social responsibility actions throughout the chain of supply.

Indoor Advantage™ GOLD

Our entire product offering is Indoor Advantage Gold certified, the highest level of indoor air quality performance for furniture. The certification assures that our products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA test.

Global Reporting Initiative

Our sustainability report is prepared with the requirements established by GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), an international benchmark institution that accredits maximum transparency in the economic, environmental and social aspects of our activities, products and services. The independent verification of Bureau Veritas shows its compliance with the GRI principles and accredits the commitment to Sustainable Development.