Trend 10: Bathrooms are sustainable

Sustainability is becoming the new benchmark for a brand’s attractiveness.
14. December 2022

Sustainability has become an issue that interests society as a whole – not just as a matter of conscience, but as an expression of a certain lifestyle. As a result, these aspects are playing an increasingly important role when it comes to the purchase decisions involved with furnishing a bathroom too. At the same time, it has long been about far more than questions such as “wood or plastic?” and “ceramic or mineral cast?”, because the issue is a complex one – which means companies need to explain their products, concepts and brand in an understandable way.

Besides sanitaryware with a high level of energy efficiency, aspects like recyclability and the longest possible product lifetime as a result of choosing high-quality furniture with a high standard of design play a crucial role as well. But the production conditions and materials are also important factors when it comes to planning a sustainable bathroom.

Sustainable corporate policy

nachhaltige Badezimmermöbel von burgbad, wie hier der Waschtisch aus der Serie sys10 Eqio
Awarded the Blaue Engel: The Eqio bathroom furniture collection from the sys10 series by burgbad.

That’s why, as a manufacturer who takes responsibility for the climate, we rely on labels and transparency as a basis for customer orientation. It’s no coincidence that our bestselling Eqio range has been awarded the Blue Angel, Germany’s oldest and probably best known ecolabel. That’s our way of showing that we hold the collections from our entry-level segment to the same standards as our high-end products. The ecolabel certifies that the bathroom furniture collection is made of low-emission materials, only uses wood from sustainably managed forests and has no adverse impact on health in the living environment.

But our sustainability policy isn’t limited to the product level. We’re also committed to sustainable business practices and have joined the UN Global Compact, the world’s biggest initiative for responsible corporate governance. Due to the high degree of in-house manufacturing at its production sites in Germany and France, we – in contrast to many other manufacturers, who largely assemble their products out of bought-in components – have a high level of control over our production chain. All our furniture has been PEFC-certified since 2014, and our entire range of furniture has been awarded the top Class A rating by the world’s first emissions label for furniture, which is issued by the German Quality Assurance Association for Furniture (DGM). In 2016, we also became the first German bathroom furniture manufacturer to receive the DGM’s Climate-Neutral Furniture Manufacturer label.

Further bathroom trends:

Trend 1: Bathrooms are living space

Trend 2: Bathrooms are colourful

Trend 3: Bathrooms are made-to-measure

Trend 4: Bathroom furniture is furniture of the home

Trend 5: Bathrooms with a modular system

Trend 6: Bathrooms are smart

Trend 7: Bathrooms are stylish

Trend 8: Small but stunning bathrooms

Trend 9: Bathroom furniture that’s made to last

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