Environmental Accreditations

Sebel is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC).

The Covenant is a voluntary initiative by Government and Industry to reduce the environmental effects of packaging. It is designed to minimise the environmental impacts arising from the disposal of used packaging, conserve resources through better design and production processes and facilitate the re-use and recycling of used packaging materials. Click here to view Sebel’s APC action plan.

GECA Sebel have been awarded GECA certification on a range of furniture, based on the below criterion.

The Good Environmental Choice Accreditation (GECA) is internationally recognised. It indicates the environmental performance of a product from a whole of product life perspective for consumer goods. GECA is awarded to assessed products that meet international environmental performance standards.

Sebel cares for our environment.
Criterion Core Environmental Performance Characteristics
Fitness for Purpose SEBEL range of furniture goes through credible quality testing processes. SEBEL has ISO 9001:2008 certificate for multiple sites and will receive an updated version this year (2015) soon. All products are extensively tested at NATA approved testing system conducted in the company’s internal laboratory.
Material Requirements SEBEL uses timber certified under the Environmental Choice Australia Eco-Label.
Resin Identification Codes SEBEL products have proper resin identification codes on them.
Adhesives SEBEL uses Low VOC adhesive and hot melt glue conforming to the requirements of Adhesives in the standard GECA 28-2006- Furniture and Fittings.
Hazardous Materials SEBEL does not use or add any of the listed hazardous materials or prohibited substances (including PVC) during the manufacturing of the nominated products.
Post Consumption Recycling and Labelling SEBEL products can be disassembled without specialized tools or expertise to facilitate the recovery of the constituent materials for recycling.
Coatings and Treatment The nominated SEBEL products are not coated or treated in a way that would prevent recycling.
Replacement Parts Please refer to Sebel's Warranty Conditions.
Fabrics Sebel Furniture offers a full range of products upholstered with GECA certified fabrics or fabrics which have been assessed as part of this assessment and found to not compromise the ability of the furniture and fittings to meet the requirements o f the GECA 28 (Furniture and Fittings) Standard. This ensures that the fabrics applied to the furniture and fittings will comply with all requirements of GECA 28 (Furniture and Fittings) Standard, including those sections that apply regardless of the weight of the fabrics.
Packaging Requirements SEBEL uses bubble wrap and cardboard boxes which can be recycled by local recycling system
Product Information The certified SEBEL products come with sufficient product information regarding cleaning, maintenance and recycling instructions.
Environmental Regulations SEBEL adheres to the relevant environmental regulations and has not been prosecuted for violations to environmental regulations in the past 24 months.
Labour, Anti-Discrimination and Safety Regulations SEBEL is in compliance with the relevant social requirements and workplace regulations. The company has not been prosecuted for violations