As a furniture producer, the raw material we use most of in our production is wood. We do not and never have used any tropical hardwoods in our production. On principle we do not agree with such use of these precious resources. We have always pursued our production activities on the basis of the conviction that we should promote sustainable forest management. This conviction took concrete form when the company decided to subscribe to the C-o-C (Chain of Custody) system. After an independent auditor confirmed fulfilment of the conditions set by the PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification Council), the company received its C–o–C certification. This system under the PEFC umbrella organisation promotes sustainable forest management. Under this system we can only purchase wood material from suppliers that are able to guarantee that the wood comes from non-controversial sources. This guarantees that all of our wood material comes from sustainably managed forests.