Luxlet - The wooden bed from South Tyrol
Since our establishment as a family business in1956, it has been our mission to manufacture high-quality beds. Our highly skilled employees master both traditional craftsmanship and elaborate woodworking with state-of-the-art technology.
Our beds are metal-free, which promotes healthy sleep and thus increases wellness. Each Luxlet bed is made to customer specifications.
Our company is very concerned about a clean environment. For this reason, the electricity required for the production of our metal-free, solid wood beds is sourced from South Tyrol’s hydropower plants. Hydropower is a renewable resource and, unlike the burning of fossil fuels, free of CO². Our Green Energy certificate guarantees this standard. Also, to heat our company building environmentally friendly and sustainably, we utilize our own wood waste. During the combustion of wood waste a temperature of up to 1,000 degrees is reached, which guarantees that no pollutants are discharged into the environment. In the summer months, when the wood combustion is switched off, hot water is supplied by solar panels on our roof. Through these measures, our company was able to achieve a CO² saving of 171.119,80 kg in 2010.
Responsible forest management
Our company attaches great importance to a responsible and sustainable management of our forests. Guarantee is our FSC® certification, which our company obtained for the first time in 2006.
What is the FSC?
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) aims to preserve forests. It wants to achieve this goal not only through lending forests protected status, but especially through promoting responsible forest management. Strict criteria to which the management of forests is to be aligned serve to prevent uncontrolled deforestation, violation of human rights and environmental pollution.
How does the FSC protect forests?
The FSC has defined 10 binding principles and 56 criteria for good forest management. Forest management adhering to these framework conditions ensures that the forest functions are maintained. Since its founding more than 134 million hectares of forest have already been certified in accordance with FSC rules worldwide.
Control by independent third parties.
To verify whether FSC principles are complied with, the FSC does not inspect the various forestry operations itself, but authorizes for this task independent certification organizations. If forest management is compliant with the rules, forest owners will receive a certificate. Wood from FSC certified forests may then be awarded the FSC label and marketed correspondingly. Once a year, the FSC itself inspects the certification organizations to see if they carry out the work in the sense of the FSC.
What is the road from the forest to the FSC product?
Woods from FSC certified forests are marked with the FSC label. From the forest to the consumer, products carrying the FSC label pass a frequently long chain of different stages of trade and processing, the so-called "chain of custody" (COC). For the processing of FSC wood, the FSC has drawn up strict rules and procedures to assure that FSC wood always is correctly passed through this handling process and not unduly mixed with controversial sources (e.g. pilfered wood). The processing plants must be certified also in accordance with FSC rules. Certifiers annually audit incoming and outgoing products and the production processes. Using this product chain certification method enables the consumer to directly contribute to the improvement of forests by buying FSC products.
For more information: www.fsc.org
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
Sets the standard for responsible forest management
© 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.