Leaving our world in a better place.
By embedding these environmental practices and processes into our core values and daily operations, we aim to make a significant and lasting difference in preserving our planet’s health for future generations.
A responsibility, and privilege that we don’t take lightly. As such, we continue to explore and embrace manufacturing processes which minimise harmful environmental impacts. We are dedicated to broadening our collection of furniture made from recycled and recyclable materials. We aim to produce quality products that come with highly-recognised certifications and standards, and a 10-year guarantee, ensuring their durability and longevity. Furthermore, we prioritise the repurposing of office furniture to maximise its lifespan, effectively reducing waste. We also actively collaborate with environmental organisations through partnerships and donations.
These are just a few examples of our ongoing efforts to make a positive impact on the environment. Take a moment to explore this page further and understand how we translate our commitment into action.
The main principles of our environmental strategy are:
- To design, manufacture and source products containing minimal raw materials
- To design, manufacture and source products that maximise end of life recyclability
- To reduce, reuse and recycle waste
- To develop knowledge of environmental legislation and the effects on our company operations.
Our environmental policies and procedures
Buro has documented policies and procedures in the areas of:
- Waste management
- Energy management
- Packaging management
- Transport management.
Product Stewardship Programme
An integral part of our efforts lies in reducing our environmental footprint. We are consistently taking innovative approaches to minimise our impact. One initiative is our focus on repurposing furniture, extending its lifecycle rather than resorting to recycling or disposal. This proactive measure aims to curb waste generation and reduce our carbon footprint.
Buro’s Product Stewardship Programme demonstrates our commitment to responsible life cycle management and the core principles of product stewardship and extended producer responsibility. As a leading importer and wholesaler of furniture, we understand that corporate social and environmental responsibility goes beyond the point of sale and warranty periods.
In conjunction with our manufacturing partners and resellers, we will take back all Buro furniture products and recycle them as per our Product Stewardship Programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Product Stewardship Programme
Our Environmental Initiatives
Our support of Greening Australia
Buro donates to Greening Australia, supporting their mission to plant half a billion trees by 2030. They are committed to tackling Australia’s environmental challenges in ways that work for communities, economies and nature; planting millions of native trees and plants, protecting hundreds of native species, and supporting Traditional Owners’ aspirations for restoring the country.
Our Trees that Count partnership
Buro is working with Trees that Count to mitigate our CO2 footprint over the next 50 years and help protect New Zealand’s threatened biodiversity. Trees that Count is a conservation charity that plants native trees to increase biodiversity across New Zealand. Our Kahurangi “Committed to Climate 2022” tier status acknowledges our contribution to planting between 500-2000 native trees in 2022.
Transporting in cartons to reduce emissions
Buro research shows that shipping and transporting cartons instead of fully assembled chairs helps reduce carbon emissions. Cartons take up 67% less freight volume than a fully assembled chair, meaning lower overall carbon emissions. Our Mondo range is shipped in cartons, ready to assemble.
Where to buy
Our team and trusted partners can help you find the best ergonomic chairs NZ offers. Find a reseller or showroom today to find the perfect ergonomic chairs to support you or your staff.
Find a store near you for workplace or home office chairs, commercial interior fit-outs, or healthcare and aged care seating.
Choose to shop online from a range of our trusted online Resellers that stock our products.