In March 2014, the certificates for our quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, the environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009, and the energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 were reconfirmed. DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 is concerned with customer focus and process quality with regard to product and design requirements as well as satisfaction. DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 is the certification standard of environmental management systems recognised worldwide. Certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 confirms the measures taken by the company to reduce costs in conjunction with energy management.
The Möbelprüfinstitut LGA Nürnberg [ has subjected the ranges of this collection to a safety inspection. As a result of this inspection, we were awarded the GS seal certifying that the requirements with regard to operating convenience, load capacity, material consistency and safety have been met in full.
The DGM (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel - (German furniture quality seal)) have tested nobilia in accordance with RAL-GZ 430. Following this test, nobilia was awarded the RAL quality seal, the "Golden M". This ensures that each kitchen leaving our factory complies with up-to-date standards and quality requirements of the market.
The company is certified in accordance with the PEFC. The certification permits nobilia to use wood for kitchen furniture production that comes from sustainably managed forests and other managed sources. PEFC = Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.
In August 2012 the company was the first kitchen manufacturer in Germany to be awarded the environmental mark "Der Blaue Engel" (blue angel eco-label). This mark of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment promotes the values of environmental and health protection as well as that of consumer protection. This mark distinguishes products and services, which are of particular benefit to the environment, when viewed holistically, and, at the same time, meet high standards of serviceability and health and occupational protection. "Der Blaue Engel" (the blue angel eco-label) was awarded to the following ranges: 102, 149, 253, 314, 351, 555, 593, 753, 757, 917 and 933.
All post and parcel shipping will be handled by the CO2-neutral GOGREEN services of the German Post Office and DHL. With this, nobilia offsets the CO2 emissions resulting from kitchen transport. This offset is certified by an independant certification company (Societé Général de Surveillance, SGS) in accordance with ISO 14064.