Sustainability and environmental friendliness play a large role in ecological production. Sustainable energy cycles not only ensure good working conditions but massively conserves resources.
Within Krzysztof’s warehouse in Poland, a central exhaust system is used to allow for maximum collection of dispersed material. Wood chips are sucked in and pneumatically transported to a storage tank where they are automatically processed into briquettes. Whilst this occurs continuously, large air filters absorb wood particles from the air, ensuring a healthy and dust-free work environment for all employees. These briquettes are burned in a computer-controlled kiln with the thermal energy generated in the process used to heat the drying plant, a section of the factory where wood is left to dry after undergoing dipping baths and/or lamination processes.
Supporting European forest management
Amazonas uses only 100% FSC- Certified wood from sustainable forestry in the production of all Amazonas products, thus contributes heavily towards the prevention of deforestation. In addition to a variety of other factors, no chemical fertilizers and biocides are used, clear-cutting is always avoided, with large parts o biotope wood preserved to maintain habitats for all creatures great and small.
All covers of Amazonas outdoors furniture such as our Globo’s, are made from Agora Fabric – one of the highest quality fabrics for both indoor and outdoor furniture. Agora fabric is extremely resistant and insensitive to dirt, whilst also allowing water to easily run of similar to that of the lotus effect. Thoroughly dyed fibres of the Agora acrylic fabric possess a particularly high light and weather resistance with the added help of the innovative colour fixation, whereby the fabric retains shape and colour.
Great care is taken during all aspects of production to ensure production efficiency and conserve all raw materials so there is as little waste as possible. Recycled materials, such as recycled PET bottles, are used as filling or the upholstery of Amazonas Garden furniture.
Solar power generation
Since the year 2019, Krzysztof has been focusing on sustainability when it comes to electricity and the use of fossil fuels. The warehouse's roof has been fully panelled with solar panels in order to generate enough clean energy to run the manufacturing facility.
Having our main manufacturing warehouse in Poland allowed us to keep transport routes to Germany as short as physically possible, this helps to ensure that the Co2 emissions are kept as low as they can be. The high product quality also means that there are minimal returns, in effect, reducing the average products Co2 footprint by half.
Natural Resource Rainwater
In order to conserve precious water resources, all rainwater from the roof is collected into a 10,000-litre tank for the dip impregnation process as it’s softer than water from the municipal waterworks. Before being used in the impregnation process, it’s filtered to remove any and all impurities that may reside in the water. Filtered rainwater is also used in the drying process for alternately wetting and drying the wood. Specially constructed pipes carry the rainwater to the flushing cisterns of the toilets as well.