We build our business on values

100%

of the materials used to manufacture our furniture

meet the required safety standards

98%

of our furniture

is FSC/FSC mix certified

200 over

suppliers

have been working with us since the start of the company

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible development is one of the cornerstones of our company; therefore, through our actions, we support the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals announced by the UN.

The Goals set out in Agenda 2030 are a vision of a better, safer and more equal world. The document presents companies, governments and people with a number of challenges that need to be met in order to ensure a good future for everyone on Earth. We also believe in this idea and are taking up the challenge of changing the world for the better. We are focusing on the 5 Goals over which we have the most influence.

Access to raw materials

We know that our business has an impact on the environment, so, in line with the principle of sustainable development, we are constantly taking measures to minimise and reduce this impact. We monitor the legality of wood harvesting and sourcing of wood products, and are only willing to cooperate with partners who share our values and responsible approach to doing business.

High standards

Vertical integration is one of the factors that increases the ability to control production processes, and therefore their impact on the environment, and at the same time improves efficiency.

With this in mind, in 2018, we launched our own particle board factory, which fully covers our demand for this basic raw material for furniture production. Boards manufactured in our factory, which are characterized by low formaldehyde emission, meet the requirements of European and American markets.

Responsible for the product

From the design stage, we make sure that our products are safe and as friendly as possible for its users and the planet.

We choose certified resources and materials. We select components with the utmost care. We minimise the consumption of plastic and polystyrene and we are constantly working on optimizing the packaging methods in terms of its impact on the natural environment.

To be sure that our furniture is safe, we conduct regular product tests to ensure compliance with the relevant standards.

See our certificates

Relationships

We want to build long-term relationships with our business partners, and this is only possible if they are based on mutual respect, trust and clear operating principles.

Reliable furniture supplier

We believe that the basis of any business cooperation should be an orientation towards the shared success of all parties involved. That is why we always strive to find solutions that will enable us to build a satisfying, long-term relationship. We are a stable company with a very open and flexible approach to our customers’ needs.

We offer furniture retail chains and stores:

  • The stability of working with a large and reliable partner
  • Optimisation of the supply chain
  • Wide product range
  • A product offer tailored to the needs of a specific market
  • A guarantee of fast delivery
  • The possibility of handling large orders
  • Multi-language customer service

Our purchasing policy

The purpose of FORTE’s purchasing policy is to guarantee the highest quality of sourced materials, goods and services, while ensuring high ethical, social and environmental standards. We expect the activities of our suppliers to be in line with our values.

Development

We want to provide products that are better suited to the changing needs of our customers, which is why we keep a close eye on novelties in the raw materials market and have our products co-developed with the involvement of suppliers who are the best specialists in their fields.

Responsibility

We are guided by the principle of responsible development. We take measures to minimise our environmental impact. We are developing partnerships with suppliers who work with us to shape environmental awareness. We use certified raw materials and approved materials, which guarantee high quality. We monitor the legality of wood harvesting and sourcing of wood products. We are open to cooperation with suppliers who are willing to take up new challenges together with us and who care about the safety of our customers.

Cooperation

We want to build long-term cooperation with our business partners. Transparency, understanding and mutual respect are the principles that guide us in building business relationships. We select suppliers on the basis of clear criteria, guaranteeing equal access to information and transparent rules regarding the submission and selection of bids.

Supplier selection criteria

We ensure fair treatment of all bidders participating in tenders, and our evaluation is based on clear and formalised Supplier Selection Criteria. We ensure the confidentiality of the information and documents provided.

Quality is the key to starting cooperation. We expect our partners to meet high requirements in this respect – from the supply of certified and approved materials, to the highest quality of production, services and support.

When considering the offers of potential business partners, we review the total cost of ownership (TCO) with great attention.

We establish business relationships with suppliers who are flexible and dynamic in their operations. We prefer to work with active partners who are able to meet our optimum lead times and quickly respond to changing market expectations.

Innovation is embedded in our business strategy. We cooperate with companies that are open to innovative ideas, development and continuous improvement.

We cooperate with companies that have certifications and approvals that are valid in the European market. We value openness to new challenges and commitments taken up in this area.

Long-term relationships with business partners are a guarantee of success for us. We want to develop the best solutions in a joint effort. We are committed to developing products from scratch together with our partners. In this way, we can jointly build a competitive position in the industry.

Production optimisation

We want FORTE furniture to create safe and comfortable homes for people all over the world. Therefore, in addition to interesting design and functionality, we offer our customers reliable quality and good prices. This approach requires us to make improvements towards the best possible organisation of production, warehouse and supply chain processes. That is why we focus on their continuous streamlining, through, among others, the introduction of proven Lean Management tools, avoiding wastage and optimising costs.

We also pay great attention to minimising energy consumption as much as possible during the manufacture of furniture.
To this end, we are developing energy-saving technologies and investing in machinery and equipment with low energy consumption and a long service life.

Automation and robotisation of processes

7

automatic board cutting lines

22

state-of-the-art robots

5

modern automatic furniture packing lines

Safety and quality first

We accept no compromises when it comes to quality, and offering a safe and proven product is our top priority. That is why we care about the quality of our furniture at every stage of its creation.
In our everyday work, we maintain good practices in this area by applying the principles described in the Fabryki Mebli ‘FORTE’ S.A. Capital Group Quality Policy.

Find out more about our Quality Assurance System

Standards and certificates

We constantly demand more from ourselves than others demand from us. That is why we are committed to not only meeting all legally prescribed standards, but also exceeding them wherever possible.

Since 2018, our TANNE particle board factory has held a CARB II certification for the wood products it manufactures. It verifies that formaldehyde emissions comply with the stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB II) standards.

Since 2013, we have held an FSC TM chain of custody certification for furniture production, which we extended in 2018 to include particle board production at TANNE Sp. z o.o.

FSC TM  certification excludes the use of raw materials obtained through theft or from unknown sources, as a result of predatory and irresponsible logging policies, from areas of special natural value or from other sources that raise legal, social and environmental concerns. By introducing this system, we guarantee the traceability of the raw material supply chain, from the place of its acquisition to the finished product in which it is used.

FSC certification

We are also constantly improving our processes, taking into account the broadly understood quality, environmental aspects and the origin of wood material.

We have, therefore, implemented the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Integrated Management System, which combines all these elements and helps us further support sustainable development, protect the environment, climate and biodiversity.

ISO certification