The impact humankind is having on the earth can be increasingly observed and the effects felt more and more. Extreme weather conditions are a great example of this. We need to make innovative and sustainable adjustments. And this is also true in your home. We are happy to explain why sustainability in the home is important and how this relates to the materials you use in your home.

What is sustainability? 

When it comes to sustainability, it is important that people, animals, the environment and the economy are in balance. The simple message is that we should treat the earth well so it can continue to provide for our children and future generations. Sustainability is therefore actually about ensuring the planet remains habitable for humans and animals.

Why is sustainability important?

Sustainable living is becoming more important by the day. Our planet is in bad shape – the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. It is extremely important that everyone starts living sustainably, and this means in their homes too. The idea is that sustainable living will ensure our children and great-grandchildren can still live on a well-functioning planet. Sustainability is also important to HDM. Since 2011, we have had 5,620 m² of solar panels installed on the roof of our depot, generating enough energy for more than 200 households.

Sustainable materials from HDM

We process natural materials and therefore feel responsible for preserving our nature. Many HDM floors, wall and ceiling panels bear the PEFC quality mark. The PEFC quality mark, or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, guarantees only PEFC-certified wood is used for HDM panels. At least 70% of the wood in the product comes from responsibly managed forests. This certification guarantees that vulnerable forest areas and forests with high natural value are not cleared. Moreover, the logging used for products with the certification may not lead to the disappearance of forests or the loss of biodiversity. Clearing forests along rivers, streams or on steep slopes is also prohibited as this can result in erosion. Finally, the forest must be given the opportunity to recover, which means they cannot be forested again until they have had a chance to regrow.

Our SPC products undergo a circular production process and are therefore certified as 100% recyclable. In addition, no waste or harmful emissions are released during the production process. SPC is 100% plasticiser-free, which means no formaldehyde is involved. Therefore, compared to many other interior products, SPC is an environmentally friendly alternative.

Do you have any questions about how we achieve this? Feel free to contact us.