Famously in the industry, Keller Kitchens has been at the forefront of environmentally-friendly developments in the kitchen world. As such, the progressive company has implemented a completely carbon neutral production process since early 2017, and 2021 is set to see further developments. One example of Keller’s sustainability policy is the generation of electricity with solar panels; recently, after installing new roofing and insulation, additional new solar panels were installed on the new factory roof taking the total to 8000. This number of panels generates 25 to 30% of the organisation’s total electricity needs. Others include converting waste into heat, biomass installation, “greening” the car fleet to all electric and environmentally-friendly packaging in terms of materials and processes.
Keller compensates the emission that remains by having trees planted and contributing to wind energy projects. This all-encompassing achievement establishes Keller as a pioneering manufacturer in the move towards sustainability solutions.
Keller Kitchens takes a circular approach to sustainability and implements environmentally-aware methods into each stage of its manufacturing processes. This starts from the root beginnings with the sourcing of raw materials. The team is dedicated to selecting materials that are both ethically and environmentally responsible; for example, by using wood that comes from sustainably-governed forests. This careful consideration is mirrored in the product selection for the kitchens. Keller chooses to use raw material with the FSC® quality mark and water-based paints alongside recyclable packaging.
Keller’s transportation methods have also been selected to reflect their dedication to environmentally-friendly manufacturing methods. Kitchen materials are transported according to the objectives of Green Freight Europe – the leading industry programme to support companies in improving the environmental performances of freight transport in Europe. The end stage of this circular process comprises of the facilitation of dismantling and recycling kitchens at the end of their usage point.
These achievements are not just testament to Keller’s distinctive ethos but also demonstrate the ability to balance high-quality, aesthetic kitchen design with consumer desires for ethical business. By implementing a clear environmental strategy and investing in projects such as the Smart Forest Bolivia project to support local farmers, Keller retains the appeal of taking corporate social responsibility seriously.
As always, Keller Kitchens offers complete versatility; finishes comprise veneer, melamine or lacquered; while matt, silk, high gloss and structured lacquers are available in over 1950 NCS colours; and nine stain colours can be applied on veneer or solid wood.
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