A completely eco-sustainable company
Minacciolo has always been concerned with the important issue of respecting the environment and actively protecting it. Being eco-sustainable is a key value for the company and at the very beginning this was translated into a firm commitment. A commitment which has been constantly honoured over the years, always bearing in mind the various aspects and implications of its design, manufacturing and transport activities.
Just like its products, Minacciolo's commitment to the environment is the fruit of a genuine and natural standpoint. And that's not just a token comment. The company's every move is underpinned by its wholehearted respect for its public (in the widest and most global sense of the word) and itself.
Minacciolo thinks that a development plan which is truly and effectively eco-sustainable can only have one operating style. One defined by a serious commitment to producing beautiful, functional, long lasting and high quality furniture with zero impact, as far as is technically and practically possible This includes changing technologies and internal processes over time to better espouse the cause of this ethical and manufacturing commitment. Without compromise.
Natural materials only
Minacciolo only uses material from natural sources, rejecting materials made using chemicals or plastic. In fact, all the furniture is made using exclusively solid wood. In addition to being beautiful and high quality, the furniture is therefore free from formaldehyde emissions, which are damaging to health and the environment. The company also stands out for its work surfaces, using only natural or sustainable - also very elegant - materials, such as Cocciopesto, marble, metal and cement.
The solid wood used for all Minacciolo products is always top quality. It comes exclusively from controlled reforestation plantations, and so has zero impact. The insides of the furniture, in addition to being from engineered solid wood, can also be made in panels of wood composite. In this case it is always exclusively class E1, which is certified in line with current health and safety regulations as having very low formaldehyde emissions and therefore completely harmless.
PEFC certified wood only
Minacciolo only uses PEFC certified wood to create its products. This certification guarantees that the wood comes from forests that are entirely sustainably managed. More specifically, the PEFC certification protects and promotes:
- the conservation of forests as the habitat of animals and plants;
- ensuring the forests are protected in relation to bodies of water, land and climate areas;
- protecting the biodiversity of forest ecosystems;
- verifying the origin of wood as a raw material;
- cutting plants respecting the forest's natural growth cycle;
- the areas where trees are felled are re-planted, or, preferably, naturally regenerated and renewed.
- protecting the workers' rights and welfare
- short supply chains;
- guaranteeing that indigenous populations' rights and ownership of the forest is respected.
Non-toxic varnish and glue only
To stain its products, Minacciolo only uses water-based varnishes. These varnishes don't change the pleasing look and feel of the wood, and considerably lower the risk of toxic emissions, completely in keeping with CEE regulations. In addition, the company does not use harmful solvents or adhesives on its own production lines. Even the glues uses are certified as having very low formaldehyde emissions.
Recycled packaging only
Minacciolo is also concerned about what may seem to be details, but which are anything but. The material used as packaging for the products is largely boxes made from recycled card.
Efficient energy systems only
Over recent years, the company has installed a very efficient system, with the aim of preventing mass waste of energy. Not only that, the technological innovations implemented mean that the entire energy demand is self-produced.
A large area of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the plant, together with a geothermal pump and a system which uses leftover shavings produce all the energy needed to power the entire structure: from the machines to the air conditioning and heating systems.
Eco-sustainable products only
Minacciolo constantly and concretely strives to design and offer unique products full of character. This is also true of the solutions adopted with regard to saving energy and eco-sustainability as part of our daily lives. More specifically, the company has adopted:
- modified solutions using specific systems for sorting and managing domestic waste;
- LED lighting for its furniture, a technology which allows up to 80% energy savings and lasts up to 10 times longer than traditional light bulbs;
- the exclusive use of electrical appliances with high energy savings.