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For Aram and the majority of our clients, sustainability is a key factor in most projects with recyclability, carbon emissions, pollution, product lifecycle and overall environmental impact being important considerations.

We only work with responsible suppliers who take these issues seriously and demonstrate commitment through their design and manufacturing processes.

During the specification stage we discuss and understand a client's needs and values, and through our knowledge of qualitative attributes, we regularly advise clients on which product or brand will best fulfil a sustainability brief. We also provide advice on environmentally conscious logistic and install options, with the aim of helping a client meet sustainable tagets throughout the project.

Aram has been certified to ISO 14001 since February 2024.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed and recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems. An EMS supports organisations in identifying, managing, monitoring and controlling environmental processes.

The standard is suitable for all types and sizes of organisation – including private, non-profit and governmental – and requires organisations to assess environmental issues relevant to their operations, such as waste management, resource use and efficiency.

Key Brands: Modus Furniture, Walter Knoll, Lammhults, Zeitraum, Orangebox, Fritz Hansen, De Sede, Pedrali, Howe, Kvadrat, Brunner, Abstracta

FSC Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council produce the FSC certification that confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers whilst ensuring it sustains economic viability.

Every FSC label is backed by a diverse eco-system of forest managers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and others committed to upholding a common set of responsible forestry standards that support:

  • zero deforestation
  • safeguarding of ancient and endangered forests
  • fair wage and work environment
  • biodiversity preservation
  • community rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Key Brands: Carl Hansen, Andreu World, Zeitraum, HAY, &Tradition, Fredericia, Fritz Hansen, Modus Furniture, Bisley

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel (Furniture and Fittings 031) promotes circular economy during manufacturing and during the life of a product.

Over-consumption of Earth's Resources and the amount of waste we produce keeps growing; the aim of Nordic Swan is to stop the linear economy where manufacturers produce products and sell them to consumers who throw them away after use.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel was one of the founders of the international network for ISO 14024 Type 1 ecolabels, the Global Ecolabelling network, GEN.

Key Brands: Blå Station, &Tradition, HAY, ForaForm

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel is a world-renowned, voluntary scheme promoting goods and services that clearly demonstrate environmental excellence, based on standardised processes and scientific evidence.

Launched in 1992, the EU Ecolabel logo has become a byword for quality while meeting the highest environmental standards. It means products (goods and services) displaying the iconic "EU flower" symbol meet all the criteria.

EU Ecolabel is the only EU-wide ISO 14024 Type I ecolabelling scheme. Recognised throughout Europe, it is multi-criteria and tackles the main environmental impacts of products along their full lifecycle, from extraction of raw material to disposal.

Key Brands: &Tradition, Muuto, HAY, Johanson, Montana, Lammhults, Fredericia, Kvadrat

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the leading multi-attribute standard used globally across industries by designers, brands and manufacturers for designing and making products that enable a healthy, equitable and sustainable future.

For more than a decade, Cradle to Cradle Certified has been helping companies to innovate and optimize materials and products according to the World’s most advanced science-based measures.

Key Brands: Chatboard, USM (in process), Milliken Carpets, Andreu World (by 2025), Bisley, Vitra


FISP is an independently certified sustainability programme tailored to the needs of the Furniture Industry supply chain. FISP promotes best practice to drive social, economic and environmental change, via continual improvement of members' business operations.

Created in 2006 FISP is recognised as the benchmark for sustainable practices in the UK furniture industry. It is widely referenced by procurement teams and furniture specifiers as a key part of an organisation's sustainable procurement policy.

Key Brands: Orangebox, Camira, Boss Design, Spacestor, Bisley, Ahrend, Knoll International, Task Systems, VG&P, Mark Product, Ercol


Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

There are now over 8,100 B-Corps around the world across multiple industries including architecture, furniture and lighting industries.

Key Brands: Fredericia, Mark Product, Fritz Hansen, Andreu World, Modus Furniture


Label STEP is the fair trade non-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry.

Label STEP’s mission within the handmade carpet industry is to:

  • improve working and living conditions for weavers and workers, while prohibiting child labour
  • empower weavers and workers
  • foster environmentally sound production
  • support and promote sustainable development

Key Brands: M2 Rugs


Greenguard Certification verifies that a product has low chemical and particle emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds, such as formaldehyde) which helps reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure.

VOCs that easily become vapours or gases are often found in products like mattresses, flooring and wall paints.

Greenguard Certification ensures that products have been scientifically proven to have low chemical emissions, contributing to healthier indoor air quality.

Key Brands: Fritz Hansen, Blå Station, Fredericia, Vitra, Cassina, COR

Featured Projects

Manchester Metropolitan University

Architect: Allies & Morrison

Project completed: 2020

The Rock, Whistler

Architect: Gort Scott

Project completed: 2018

The Rogers House

Architect: Gumuchdjian Architects

Project completed: 2017