Rotpunkt, leaders in the design and manufacture of quality German Kitchen furniture begin its global campaign to take action against climate change and implement new measures at its production sites in Bünde and Getmold in Germany, to ensure that the manufacture of its kitchens is 100% carbon neutral – from 1st January 2020.

Matt Phillips, Head of UK Operations at Rotpunkt explains “A consistent focus on environmental and social sustainability is the foundation for successful corporate development and as we enter a new era of global change, Rotpunkt welcomes the scope to evolve both brand and business and use ‘change as an opportunity’.

“Aiming to set new standards within the kitchen furniture industry, our motivation is to produce kitchens as ethically as possible, which is why we have committed to 100% carbon neutral production with absolutely no compromise on quality or design. Our research shows that eco-credentials are a growing concern to the modern homeowner and our pledge for sustainable kitchen manufacture in 2020 is just one way we can reduce our carbon footprint and answer the growth for ethical consumerism” says Matt.

The interior design industry continues to tackle the debate on pollution, carbon emissions and climate change, and this has led to consumers becoming increasingly aware of the provenance and environmental impact of product design in the home. Over the past decade, Rotpunkt has worked hard to position itself at the forefront of the industry and from 2020, it can boast delivery of the most sustainably produced kitchen furniture solutions in the world!

Rotpunkt – working towards sustainability longer term:
2017 acquisition of efficient cutting machines at Getmold site, reducing material usage & waste and enabling continual updating of its machinery & technologies.

2018 company-wide certification declared for energy management in accordance with ISO 50001 and the creation of a basis for future certifications and continuous action.

2018+ promotion of e-mobility by introducing bicycle subsidies for employees and family members. Travelling a total of 3,352,800 km/year to and from work, so every kilometre cycled by Rotpunkt employees will serve to protect the environment.

2019 development and implementation of continuous CO² reduction following analysis of Rotpunkts CO² emissions and its commitment to a CO² site balance sheet.

2020 100% carbon neutral production at BÃnde and Getmold to reduce CO² emissions, increase efficiency and green project specification. Continual assessment is made to CO² balance sheet(s) to develop further measures for CO² reduction and ‘climate action’.

2021 complete company-wide conversion to green electricity and equal consideration of ecological, economic and social issues.

“As a premium kitchen manufacturer, we recognise our influence and ability to impact market-change, which is why the production of sustainable furniture solutions has become an integral part of our past and future brand and business methodology. We want to bring this same level of stimulus to our UK retail network so they can help their customers make better choices and become part of Rotpunkt™s ‘climate action solution’,” says Matt.