The Snaidero Difference

Environmental Certifications

ISO 9001

In 1995 Snaidero was the first kitchen manufacturer to obtain ISO 9001 certification for its company Quality Control System. A few years later Snaidero was again the first to be granted the even more exacting VISION 2000 certification, which requires that the company must not only satisfy customer’s needs but also be able to foresee them, in an effort towards constant improvement.

UNI EN ISO 14001

The last stage of this journey was completed on December 21, 2003 when the international environmental certification UNI EN ISO 14001 was obtained. Being granted this certification does not only signify that Snaidero’s organizational and manufacturing systems respects the strict regulations issued by ISO (International Standards Organization), but also sanctions the company’s ability to cope with unexpected events and emergencies which could cause harmful consequences for the environment. By adopting this model, the company endorses the guiding principle of relentless improvement, in terms of its environmental efficiency as well: in other words it officially commits itself not just to maintaining the results achieved but to constantly setting new goals for itself.

USGBC

Snaidero USA is a member of the United States Green Building Council, a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is “the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”

LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED standards are set by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and used today in a growing list of projects throughout the U.S. to foster sustainable building development.

To satisfy the needs of the increasing number of “green” builders and developers operating in the North-American multi-housing industry, Snaidero USA offers Leed Certified cabinetry in a variety of finishes and materials.

All production processing, materials and component parts of this kitchen (including fronts, box construction elements and panels) are designed specifically to comply with the LEED standards for low emissions pertaining to the “NO ADDED UREA FORMALDEHYDE resins” specification (credit EQ 4.4 low emitting composite materials.) projects using cabinetry lines that meet these standards can therefore receive LEED points towards the obtainment of potential silver/gold/platinum certification by the USGBC.