In addition to a commitment to design excellence and innovation, Snaidero has demonstrated an equal commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment . This is manifested not only in the materials that are used in the production of Snaidero cabinets but also in the manufacturing systems and techniques that are used in manufacture. In 2003 Snaidero’s factory in Majano became one of the first in the kitchen sector to be awarded ISO14001 certification. This certification issued by the International Organization for Standardization ratifies our compliance to its strict environmental standards and the ability to effectively deal with potential emergencies that could impact the environment.
Since 1999 the factory’s environmental management system has achieved a 70% reduction in water usage, a 90% reduction in non-recycled solid waste, and with the adoption of a massive solar array, a reduction of more than 80% in fossil fuel usage, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions by 1440 tons / year.
Materials used in the construction of panels for Snaidero cabinets are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), ensuring that all wood products come from sustainable sources. In addition, panels are made from 100% post-consumer recycled material – ensuring sustainability and minimal impact on forests.
Doors and panels are made with extremely low formaldehyde emitting glues and resins complying with European LFE E1 standards for allowable emissions and exceeding very stringent CARB (California Air Resources Board) standards, the most rigorous in the U.S.