Eco-design at Roche Bobois
With the increased awareness of human impact on the environment, new approaches to creation and quality have been developed. To respect both the environment and our customers, Roche Bobois has always believed that eco-design should be an integral part of these two concepts - a product is only creative and high-quality if it is also environmentally friendly. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that new products, as well as those already included in our collections, are improved to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
To do this, we developed our own qualitative assessment tool in 2012, named Eco6. This software was based on six criteria relating the different stages of the life cycle for a particular product. It highlighted the environmental impacts of our products and allowed us to focus on how to reduce them. More than 150 of our products were screened using this tool.
In 2015, in collaboration with the FCBA, it was redeveloped to become ECO8. It is now based on four stages of the life cycle, each analysed by two criteria.