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Corporate responsibility

HDM and it's responsibility

HDM processes natural materials and therefore feels responsible for the conservation and good management of the environment. Waste that is generated during the production process is used to generate new energy. Other waste is collected and recycled. Pollution of the air is minimized by the use of modern filtering methods during manufacturing.
The emission of formaldehyde in all core materials meets the E1 standard. The emission is so low that they carry the German environmental label "Der blaue Engel" (The blue angel).The HDM wall and ceiling panels carry the PEFC label. The PEFC (Programme for the Endorsment of Forest Certification) label guarantees that only PEFC certified wood is used for the manufacture of HDM panels.

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Do you want to live, shop, construct, renovate or equip an office in an environmentally-conscious way? The Blue Angel environmental label makes this possible: Around 12,000 environmentally-friendly products and services from around 1,500 companies have been awarded the Blue Angel. If you use products or services holding the Blue Angel ecolabel, you can be sure that you are doing something good for yourself, the environment and the future. This is because the Blue Angel is an environmental label organised by the federal government of Germany for the protection of people and the environment. It sets very exacting standards, is independent and has proven itself over more than 35 years as a guide for selecting environmentally-friendly products.

The certificate Schadstoff geprüft means that a producer can prove that his products meet the legal requirements of RAL-RG 430 with a view to the environmental and healthy living. These requirements are set by the DGM (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel). It is a collaboration of more than 100 furniture makers and suppliers.

The inspection consists an emission inspection and a few material inspections. They look at the smell of harmful substances, as the content of harmful substances and emissions. If the value is below the stringent requirements then you are sure that your health is not affected while working.


The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is world’s largest forest certification system. It is an independent non-profit and  non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable forest. The PEFC Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest to promote and guarantee that forest products are produced with respect for the ecological, social and ethical standards. Due to its eco-label, everyone is able to prove identity from products from sustainably managed forest.

Green energy

In March 2011 5,620 m2 of solar panels were installed on the roof of the warehouses in Peer, Belgium, an investment of more than 2 million Euro. They provide enough energy for 200 households.
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