ECO-DESIGN AT ROCHE BOBOIS
As human activity is increasingly impacting the environment, a new approach of creation and quality has been developped. At Roche Bobois, quality and creativity are fundamental for eco-design as long as it respects the planet in general and more specifically our clients environment. In collaboration with FCBA **, we have developed our own qualitative assessment tool, Eco8.
Eco8 allows us to measure the impact our products have on the environment, and helps us find solutions to improve them, whenever possible. We are developing new products, making eco-consciousness priority everytime, as well as rethinking existing models to make them more virtuous. More than 150 of them have already been evaluated. In the interactive catalogue and our website, you will find those which obtained their validation thanks to this pictogram:
ECO8 IS BASED ON 8 CRITERIA GROUPED IN 4 CATEGORIES :
1 - Environmental profile/evaluation of materials used for structures (recyclability, etc.).
2 - Environmental profile/evaluation of materials used for coatings.
3 - Colors, varnishes, glues and finishes used.
4 - Environmental practices implemented in workshops (certifications ...).
5 - Durability of the product.
6 - Where applicable: type of lighting and performance of the light source of the product.
7 - Quantity of materials used.
8 - Separability of the materials used.
Each of these 8 criteria is rated from 1 to 4, an average is then calculated.
Based on our evaluation system, we consider that a product is