The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP), was established in 2006 as a response to the direct challenge from Government for all industry sectors to show a strategic approach to sustainable development. FISP was created by the Furniture Industry Environment Committee (FIEC), with the backing of all the major trade associations and the wider industry.
The scheme has rapidly become established as the independent environmental and sustainability certification scheme for the furniture industry. It has developed into the industry forum on all environmental and sustainable issues relating to all aspects of the industry’s business. FISP goes further than existing standards by addressing all areas from purchasing and procurement right through to end of product life, including social, ethical and employment concerns as well as waste, energy and emissions.
Excellence is identified through a comprehensive initial audit and, as a commitment to continuous improvement is essential, thereafter through ongoing independent bi-annual audits. FISP accreditation demonstrates that Richmond is taking its environmental and corporate social responsibilities seriously and ensures our working policies and practices are fully up-to date.
Benefits of purchasing from a member of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP):
Rigorous independent testing by FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) has resulted in the certification of conformity to BS 6222 Part 2: Level H, the highest test level for kitchen cabinet construction and BS EN 14749 the European Safety Standard for kitchen storage units and worktops and BS 6222: Part 3 for the performance of surfaces.
The FIRA Gold Award is the highest level achievable for kitchen cabinet construction, workmanship and fitness for heavy domestic use.
This prestigious award recognises that Richmond’s kitchens are manufactured to an exceptionally high level.
BS EN ISO 9001:2008
BS EN ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognised standard. Accreditation to this standard provides assurance that Richmond’s products and services satisfy specific quality requirements and that they comply with regulations applicable to these products and services.
Richmond’s adherence to continual investment in development, materials, construction and processes that conform to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivery quality products and services.
Conformance to the highly regarded environmental standard, BS EN ISO 14001:2004, illustrates the emphasis Richmond places on its environmental management system. Richmond maintains an outlook that encourages the fulfilment of environmental objectives.
Through product testing, quality control and correct material processing Richmond’s products reach the high standards specified by the HAPM (Housing Association Property Mutual) insuring that the products have a 25 year life assessment.
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