Sustainable Products Initiative
European furniture industry insights Position paper accompanying input to open public consultation
June 8, 2021
Today EFIC issues its position paper accompanying the input of the European furniture industries to open public consultation on the upcoming Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI).
EFIC welcomes CENFIM-Furnishings Cluster in its membership as an associated member
May 20, 2021
Today, EFIC welcomes CENFIM-Furnishings Cluster in its membership as an associated member. CENFIM is a cluster founded in 2006 as a non-profit entity, with headquarters in Spain and over 140 associated members. CENFIM’s mission is to promote the competitiveness of furniture and interior products companies through innovation. CENFIM has three areas of activities: innovation (digitization, sustainability and shared value), vocational training (new skills need detection and trainings content development) and market intelligence (collaborative projects).
EFIC and EFBWW joint declaration on Healthy and Safe Workplaces
April 29, 2021
With this joint declaration the European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) support the recognition of healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental right
as stated by the International Labour Organization (ILO). A global consensus for such a change will encourage
the application of good occupational health and safety standards and discourage countries and
companies from seeking competitive advantage based on substandard conditions and practices.
COVID-19: European furniture sector under pressure calls on EU institutions and Member States for coordinated response across Europe
April 23, 2021
The European furniture sector expresses concerns over an unharmonised response across the EU to the coronavirus pandemic, which is bringing uncertainty and difficulties. In addition to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the furniture and bedding industries are also faced with reduced availability of raw materials, a considerable increase of raw material prices, as well as bottlenecks over logistics.