The Baumann Group’s Bauformat, Burger and Badea furniture brands have been awarded Germany’s Blue Angel eco certification.
The Blue Angel certificate, issued by German’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), applies to the complete kitchen and bathroom furniture ranges and not individual components.
To qualify for the Blue Angel certificate, the entire life cycle of the products is taken into account, including the environmental impact and pollution created during the production and disposal of the products.
Not only must wood come from sustainable sources, but the auditors are also very strict with regard to pollutants.
Commenting on the achievement, Baumann Group managing director Matthias Berens, said: “The ‘Kitchen Family’ does not do things by halves – even more so when it comes to matters that are as important as the protection of the environment and our health. To be awarded the Blue Angel certification, we have invested lots of time and effort and have had our entire product ranges vetted.
“After all, the decision to purchase one of our brands is not made based on individual doors, this is about a whole room and sustainable design. Such a purchase is not only supposed to be beautiful to look at for many years to come, but also to permanently offer a safe and healthy environment providing reassurance for everyone.”