Environmental, Quality, and Safety Certificates
We take our environmental responsibilities seriously. That’s why environmental protection has been a major part of our company policy for years. HABA was the first toy and furniture manufacturer in Germany to undergo an environmental audit and have been committed to continuous environmental management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001. We actively protect the environment in all phases of production - We use environmentally friendly manufacturing methods and we are constantly working on improving our techniques to protect people and the environment.
HABA uses modern energy management for all forms of energy we use (pressurized air, electricity, and heat). All machines and in all buildings, always with the environment in mind. Wood is a natural product, one that imparts furniture with character, and a surface that is pleasing to all the senses. It is a renewable raw material, one that protects our natural resources. In the HABA our production we use mainly beech from the regional forestry industry. Our suppliers of beech wood are certified according to the PEFC, the certification system for sustainable forest management.
Environmental protection will continue to play an important role in the future – for us, for our customers, for our children. We guarantee the careful selection and processing of all materials. It doesn’t always have to be wood, however it must be child- friendly. We are open to new types of products and materials. We always make sure we offer our little customers materials manufactured in environmentally friendly ways. If other materials are used in production, we take care that they are also renewable raw materials and biologically degradable.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.
HABA uses environmentally-friendly processing methods and continues to improve their technology to protect people and the environment -- constantly calculating, evaluating, and minimizing their use of materials.
HABA uses modern energy management for all forms of energy they use (pressurized air, electricity, and heat): all machines and in all buildings, always with the environment in mind.
In HABA's production they use mainly beech from the regional forestry industry. Their suppliers of beech wood are certified according to the PEFC, the certification system for sustainable forest management.
Attests that HABA has developed a policy for more efficient use of energy, and is continually measuring and reviewing their processes to improve their energy managment.
With this international environmental management standard, the focus is on the continuous improvement of the environmental performance of a company according to the method "Plan - Execute - Check - Optimize." Certified companies set environmental goals and build operational environmental management that helps them achieve their goals. Active environmental protection and sustainable action have been part of the philosophy of the HABA corporate family since its founding.
HABA complies to the highest quality standards with DIN EN ISO 9001 certification. This certificate attests that they have successfully introduced and use a quality control system for our products and processes, so that they can guarantee their consistent quality.
HABA furniture is warranted against manufacturer defects for up to 10 years to the original purchaser. Warranty does not apply to normal use/wear of the product or product abuse. Children, parents and caregivers should get a lifetime of enjoyment out of their furniture.
Attests that HABA has successfully introduced and uses a quality control system for both their products and their processes, so that they can guarantee their consistent quality.
All safety glass used in HABA products conforms to EN 12600.
All products from the GEMINO construction system are DIN EN 1176/1177 certified. These guidelines set out the requirements for the construction, installation, and configuration of playground equipment, including safety distances and the required safety surfaces.
All HABA synthetic leather meets Öko-Tex Standard 100, which certifies that textiles do not contain substances likely to endanger a person’s health.
The German GS mark is a voluntary safety mark, and is meant to ensure that the technical requirements for the safety of a product are met and will be monitored by an independent testing company such as TÜV Rheinland. All effects of the product on health and safety of humans are covered by the tests.
All of HABA's wood furniture products are made to the highest quality standards, and the following HABA product lines are GS-tested:
All fabric and synthethic leather used in any of our products meets the CAL 117 standard.