Glazed titanium-steel bath, shower tray and washbasin manufacturer, Bette, has had the sustainability of its products confirmed by a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
The EPD, which is based on the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards, covers the entire life-cycle of Bette’s products, and their functional and technical qualities. It provides quantitative information on the environmental performance of Bette products, and independent verification of their sustainability.
Bette ensures that sustainability and product durability are central to its manufacturing. Its baths, shower trays and washbasins are made from glazed titanium-steel, which uses only natural materials in its production, and they are so durable that they come with a 30 year warranty. When Bette products do, eventually, reach the end of their life, they are 100% recyclable.
Bette has invested in energy-efficient manufacturing and creates 2/3 of its own energy requirements with electricity that it produces itself from renewable sources.
For more information see www.bette.co.uk or telephone 0844 800 0547.
Bette’s head of marketing, Sven Rensinghoff (centre) being presented with the EPD by Hans Peters (left) and Dr. Alexander Röder of independent assessors, IBU.
Bette specialises in bathroom products made of glazed titanium steel: baths, shower areas, shower trays and washbasins. The German family-owned business was founded in Delbrück, Germany, in 1952, and has specialised exclusively in steel-shaping and enamelling processes. The company is directed by CEO Thilo C. Pahl. Today, the manufacturing and administrative headquarters in Delbrück employees 380 people. This German site is the company's exclusive manufacturing facility for more than 600 bath and washbasin designs in a wide range of different colours.
Bette's assembly processes combine high-tech industrial production techniques with tailor-made manufacturing, and more than half of the products are customised in line with customer preferences. Bette uses natural raw materials – glass, water and steel – to produce high-quality products in a wide range of different shapes, sizes and colours. The complete Bette range is verified ISO 14025 and EN 15804 according to the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) relating to materials and products.