Sustainability in conjunction with our manufactures is a major factor when S & S are choosing products and materials for our customer and their furniture and fit out projects across Ireland. We have built up a reputation in the office furniture sector in Ireland for driving forward with manufactures with a focus on Sustainability. Here are some of the manufactures we work with and their achievements and future goals in Sustainability.


For us, sustainable production and circular design is not just something of recent times. We have been working on this for years and have come up with a number of solutions. These solutions are based on a number of fundamental, sustainable choices. We explain these choices below. In addition, our videoseries “Sustainable Solutions by Vepa” shows how we innovate, think, and above all, act sustainably.

Social & sustainable development report

We proudly present the Social & sustainable development report of the Fair Furniture Group version 2023-2024. We aspire to be a leader in sustainable, circular and social business and the report therefore focuses on people, society and the planet. After all, fair to people, society and the planet is the basis on which the Fair Furniture Group wants to contribute to a new future-proof economy.

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100% in-house

CSR  Social Return  raw materials  LCA Circular Centre

Vepa is the only manufacturer of office and project furniture whose products are 100% made in our own factories in Breda, Emmen, Hoogeveen, Wijchen and Telford.

This provides control over quality, ensures good working conditions and results in a CO2 reduction of up to 70%. Our production locations are close to the customer and raw materials are always from our region.

Sustainable production

sustainable design  recycling of wood  recycling of steel  recycling of textile

Vepa is firmly en route to a waste-free factory. Optimisation programmes and smart programming ensure that we use our raw materials as efficiently as possible. We have devised sustainable solutions for the residual material that remains.

For example, we use our wood residues for new benches, our textile waste is reused in acoustic walls and we turn our steel waste into chair frames.


Caring for our Planet

Given the current climate, companies across the globe are looking at ways to cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. Whether this is to help the planet or to simply cut energy costs, it’s obvious now more than ever that we need to embrace new ways of working.

Here at JDD Furniture, we are investing a lot of time, money and effort into reducing our carbon footprint across the entire business. By prioritising sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions, we are not only contributing positively to the environment but also reaping various long-term benefits.

Our Responsibility

We have a responsibility to our community and environment. As a manufacturer, we also need to be gentle on the environment. That means we are never wasteful of raw materials and we always reduce, reuse and recycle!

With increasing awareness of environmental issues, many consumers prefer to support eco-conscious companies. By promoting its sustainable practices, we can attract and retain environmentally aware customers, leading to a potential increase in sales and brand loyalty. Additionally, such practices can also help attract and retain employees who value corporate environmental responsibility.

FISP Renewal

Our first step was to renew our membership with FISP –
Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme for another year. By doing so, we will continue to assess and reduce our carbon emissions throughout our operations. This will involve implementing energy-efficient manufacturing techniques, adopting renewable energy sources, and optimising transportation logistics to minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

As timber is a primary component of our products, we are FSC ® certified (FSC-C109654) which ensures our timber comes from fully audited sustainable forests.

Forbo Flooring Systems

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WE GO ROUND In order to move forward

At Forbo Flooring Systems, we believe actions speak louder than words. We want to be a trusted partner who provides full transparency when it comes to circular flooring solutions and renewable raw materials.

It’s about the things we do, not just about the things we promise.



Renewable materials are an important part of a fully circular future. That’s why we continue to increase the bio-based content in our portfolio. We are the world leader in Linoleum, and our Marmoleum consists of more than 97% natural and renewable raw materials.


With life cycle assessments as our constant guide for doing right, we continue to lead the industry towards new environmental standards. We have secured third-party verified EPDs and we include human and eco-health declarations in all of our EPDs.


We work on creating products that keep the end in mind – and do this throughout our design process and choice of materials. Our Back to the Floor programme is active in many markets, contributing to reuse and recycling.


Three product categories to choose from:

Thanks to our commitment to sustainability, the Forbo Flooring Systems’ product portfolio has some truly unique sustainable solutions.

1. Linoleum – Created with 97% natural raw materials, Marmoleum 2.5mm is carbon neutral when it leaves our factory, without offsetting.

2. Vinyl – Truly safe to use and offers great adhesive free options, ready for the circular economy.

3. Textile – Having a high percentage of recycled content, in carpet tiles, entrance flooring and Flotex flocked flooring.