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Sustainable Practices in Indonesian Furniture Manufacturing

Sustainable Practices in Indonesian Furniture Manufacturing

Indonesia is known for its rich tradition of furniture craftsmanship, using a variety of natural materials to create beautiful, high-quality pieces. However, the furniture manufacturing industry also has significant environmental impacts. At Nabatu Creative Company, we are committed to sustainable practices that minimize these impacts and promote a healthier planet. Here are some key sustainable practices in Indonesian furniture manufacturing.

1. Sustainable Sourcing of Materials

Certified Wood:

– SVLK (Timber Legality Verification System): Indonesian furniture manufacturers often use SVLK-certified wood. This certification ensures that the wood is legally sourced and harvested sustainably, preventing illegal logging and promoting forest conservation.

– FSC (Forest Stewardship Council): FSC certification is another crucial standard that ensures the wood used comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Recycled and Reclaimed Wood:

– Many manufacturers use recycled or reclaimed wood, which reduces the demand for new timber and minimizes waste. This practice also gives new life to old materials, adding a unique character to the furniture.

Waste Management:

– Efficient waste management practices, such as recycling wood scraps and sawdust, help minimize waste. Some manufacturers even use wood waste to create new products or as a biofuel source for their operations.

 2. Supporting Local Communities

Fair Labor Practices:

– Ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions for all employees is essential. Many sustainable manufacturers invest in their local communities by providing training and development opportunities, supporting local economies, and promoting social equity.

Craftsmanship and Tradition:

– Supporting traditional craftsmanship helps preserve cultural heritage while promoting sustainable practices. By valuing skilled artisans and their techniques, manufacturers can produce high-quality, durable furniture that stands the test of time.

 3. Certifications and Standards

ISO 14001:

– Some manufacturers adhere to ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management systems. This certification helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.


– Buildings and factories certified by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ensure that the manufacturing facilities themselves are designed and operated sustainably.

 4. Promoting Circular Economy

Design for Longevity:

– Creating durable, high-quality furniture that lasts for generations is a core principle of sustainable manufacturing. This reduces the need for frequent replacements and minimizes waste.

Product Lifecycle Management:

– Managing the entire lifecycle of a product, from design and production to end-of-life disposal or recycling, helps reduce environmental impacts. Some manufacturers offer take-back programs to recycle old furniture into new products.


At Nabatu Creative Company, we are dedicated to promoting and implementing sustainable practices in Indonesian furniture manufacturing. By focusing on sustainable sourcing, eco-friendly production processes, supporting local communities, and adhering to high environmental standards, we ensure that our furniture not only looks good but also does good for the planet.

For more information on our sustainable practices and to explore our range of high-quality furniture, visit our website at Nabatu Creative Company.