We follow the principles of The Natural Step in our entire business operations. For now and for our future.
The Natural Step at Chainable
The Natural Step is an initiative launched in 1989 by the Swedish Prof. Founded by Karl Hendrik Robèrt and it strives for a sustainable world based on a common philosophy. By looking critically at experiences and lessons from the past based on sustainability principles, mistakes can be avoided and converted into better, sustainable alternatives.
At Chainable we systematically apply the 4 basic principles of The Natural Step to all our processes.
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De 4 principes van The Natural Step
The kitchen is the hearth of a house; it is very important to the users of a kitchen and is therefore implicitly very important in fulfilling people’s needs. We ensure that as few restrictions as possible are given to current, and above all, future generations due to the production and use phase of our kitchens.
Chainable uses life cycle assessment (LCA) to calculate where the largest emissions occur and then meets with experts to reduce them. At Chainable we are working vigorously to reduce our impact on the environment and people. We do this by, among other things, reducing the use of fossil fuels in our production processes, limiting the number of logistics movements, banning packaging materials, involving our suppliers in the circular economy and using as much renewable energy as possible in the production process. In this way we work together on a win-win for the environment, current and future generations.
We ensure that as many recycled raw materials as possible are used; our sheet material is already 90% recycled wood and our steel frame is made out of 25% recycled steel. Together with the Urban Mining Collective, we work to increase this percentage and also increase the reusable potential. Ensuring a truly circular supply chain both in the production and end of life stage.
Principle 2 - Do not introduce more and faster substances from the earth's resources into the environment than nature can process.
- By choosing fewer materials, For example, Chainable uses up to 47% less sheet material. By opting for a longer lifespan and by making the kitchens with input from old kitchens, the addition of new materials is limited.
- The Technical University in Denmark (DTU) has measured the toxicity of our kitchen. Chainable works with natural materials and residual flows, which do not exhaust the earth’s resources and which nature can process again.
- Due to the use of scrap wood, there is still formaldehyde in the sheet material of the Chainable kitchen. Chainable meets the highest standards with regard to the reduction of these substances. If there is a better alternative available, we are happy to use it in our kitchens. If you have any interesting ideas about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.