Our wallcovering products have been developed for lasting use. We use high-quality natural raw materials derived from sustainable production. Our production processes are designed to produce high-quality wallcoverings reliably. We set great store by our continuous factory production control and also employ a quality management system certified to DIN EN ISO 9001.
We develop products with consideration of the sustainable management of natural resources and therefore preferably use recycled papers as fibrous raw material, use energy efficiently and water sparingly. Our wallcoverings meet our customers’ wishes for a healthy, natural living environment and the desire not to pollute the environment more than is necessary through our own actions.
Wood as a resource
We are surrounded by an expansive world of trees and plants. The preservation of our forests can only be ensured through sustainable forestry management. ERFURT exclusively uses PEFC-certified wood from sustainable and responsible forestry management schemes for the wood fibres in our products.
Water as a resource
Many different forms of life have made their homes in and around the River Wupper – from salmon to many species of heron. As an indirect discharger, after pretreatment our waste water passes through our own system to the municipal sewage treatment plant. We make use of the water quality from the River Wupper for drinking water through our own well.
For a better climate
Rauhfaser ELLA woodchip is certified sustainable and healthy, is packaged plastic free and is 100 % climate-neutral – for long-lasting, conscious conservation of our environment.
Is wallpapering sustainably good for the environment? How does it compare with other wallcovering products? What are the comparative CO2 emissions of different products? We have undertaken research on the subject and have collated the results in a table.
Sustainability is a process that must align to both the present and the future. We have been operating at the same site for almost 200 years and deal responsibly with the regional natural resources available to us. Nestling within a protected landscape, our focus is on reducing the production of waste and residual materials to a minimum, as well as to reducing polluting emissions and waste water.
As a family-owned business, sustainable corporate management forms the basis for the continued existence of the enterprise. Our company has strong roots in the region and our commitment goes far beyond our mere production processes. It is important to us to be socially, ecologically and economically responsible.
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Our company’s headquarters is located in Wuppertal’s Beyenburg district in the heart of a protected landscape. The natural environment means that our corporate philosophy can be experienced by everyone. We attach great importance to preserving our resources. We maintain and use our building, parts of which date back centuries, for meetings and staff apartments, and ensure the use of natural and sustainable materials.
We avoid waste wherever possible. We have removed plastic bags from our dustbins. Any waste paper, as well as paper and non-woven material that occurs during production, is fed back into the production cycle. We keep our company’s surroundings clean with an annual “Wupperclean” river cleanup, which is predominantly organised by our dedicated apprentices.
We save energy wherever possible. Our motion detectors make sure that no light is left on in an unused room. Employees use our company electric car to visit customers and attend other appointments outside the office. And, year-on-year, we have set ourselves the task of measurably saving more energy than in the previous year.
We attach great importance to the protection and preservation of our natural resources. Apart from the responsible management of our site, the Erfurt family also manages a total of approx. 175 hectares of woodland.
The sustainability of our business is underpinned by numerous certificates and association memberships. We are ISO-certified, support the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), are involved in the Association for Interior Insulation (FVID) and were honoured as a “brand of the century”.
We document our company’s activities and services towards greater sustainability in an exhaustive and comprehensive Sustainability Report.
You can download the Sustainability Report here.
The GREEN BRANDS quality seal awards companies, products and service providers - among others - which make a significant contribution to climate protection, the environment, nature, biodiversity and resources.
Find out more about our award here.
The guidelines for environmentally-friendly public procurement of “Wallcoverings and Rauhfaser woodchip” include key information and recommendations for public-sector clients on integrating environmental considerations into their tender and contract documents.
Healthy and environmentally-friendly renovation
Pollutants can evaporate into the air over a longer period of time and trigger allergic reactions. The following guide gives you recommendations on how to select the right products.
We are successful thanks to our motivated and qualified employees and put our trust in the abilities of each and every individual. The cohesion of our workforce is a very important aspect for us. We encourage a collaborative working relationship through company parties and by locating oases of well-being within the premises at which conversation among employees is encouraged in an attractive and relaxed atmosphere.
We fulfil our customers’ wishes for greater sustainability and responsible consumption. ERFURT creates durable and easy-to-use products. We know that the production of our products has an impact on society and the environment, and do justice to this responsibility with environmentally-friendly methods.
ERFURT has very flat hierarchical structures, which engender commonality and cohesion. We encourage individual strengths and ensure that each employee has the best possible conditions for carrying out his or her duties. The average length of service at ERFURT is 17 years and demonstrates to us that our employees feel ‘at home’ here.
Clubs are important institutions in our society. Their continued existence is close to our hearts. We therefore maintain solid partnerships with different regional and supra-regional clubs. They include the BHC06 handball club, various sports clubs in Beyenburg and surroundings and the MEGA-Woodstock Event.