The Danish manufacturer of furniture Tvilum ensure that customers receive products which have been produced responsibly – in terms of the environment, sustainability and social responsibility.
Tvilum therefore supports the UN's voluntary Global Compact initiative, which involves private companies in solving the social and environmental challenges of globalisation.

For this reason all of Tvilum furniture are provided with the following certificates:

Tvilum is one of the first furniture manufacturers in the world to make production eco-friendly at every step, from timber logging, to production and indoor climate. 98% of Tvilum's furniture is PEFC® certified. PEFC® is the world's most widespread forestry certification scheme, and certifies two-thirds of all sustainable forestry. This certification is recognised by several international organisations and by a total of 149 governments around the world.

Tvilum's green profile is an integrated part of how they work. All employees work actively and naturally with consideration for the environment and health in their daily work. For example, all employees sort waste, so that cardboard, paper and plastic are sent for recycling. Tvilum also uses FSC®-certified paper, which originates from sustainable forestry. We have also generally reduced the need for stationery, for example by:

  • Optimising product information on the website
  • Establishing a webshop and electronic ordering
  • Using electronic news and information letters

Most of Tvilum's products have a chipboard core, which is made using recycled wood (25%) and surplus woodchips from sawmills. The chips are compressed under great pressure, using the smallest possible amount of adhesive, in order to preserve a healthy indoor climate and the environment in general. 42% of Tvilum's energy consumption is CO2-neutral, and we are actively working to make this even better. Our buildings are also heated using heat generated in our own heating plant, by combusting waste products from production. Our chipboard sheet cutting processes are designed to minimise the waste from each sheet. Residual chipboard is recycled to produce new chipboard sheets, or combusted in our incineration plant.




Furniture from Tvilum ensures a healthy indoor climate, with 99% of our furniture carrying an indoor climate label. In addition to serving as documentation, the goal of such labelling is to promote the development of indoor climate friendly products – a trend which Tvilum heartily supports. Tvilum has developed a working method which ensures minimum use of adhesives. 99% of our furniture carries the renowned Danish indoor climate label, and fulfils the CARB (California Air Resources Board) requirements. CARB conducts research into environmental contamination and produces standards for the maximum permitted airborne contamination of the environment. 

 Tvilum is proud to be a member of the UN Global Compact initiative, and publishes an annual report outlining what we have done to fulfil the membership requirements.

The UN Global Compact has two main objectives:

Companies are encouraged to support 10 principles in the areas of human rights, employee rights, the environment and anti-corruption, and to implement these principles in their internal practices.

Companies are encouraged to undertake voluntary initiatives to promote the UN goal of sustainable development.

Companies can undertake voluntary initiatives internally within their organisation, in their product value chains, or through collaboration with the UN, the general public sector, or voluntary organisations.


The Global Compact enables companies to exchange knowledge and experience with other companies. Over 8,700 companies and organisations around the world currently support the Global Compact.
The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.


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