Responsible Sourcing

ISO + FSC Approved Plywood
The materials used in the Milder System come from sustainable sources and fulfill the highest standards for a healthy work and learning environment. We offer materials certified through Greenguard, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and equivalent European certifications with chain-of-custody certification. The primary material used is pre-finished birch plywood from Finland, which requires no lacquering or other ecologically problematic secondary treatment. The edges of the plywood are typically left exposed, sanded smooth and sealed. Limited emissions occur only during the closely controlled manufacturing process in state of the art facilities in Finland. After the plywood leaves the factory the material is free from any off-gassing and it’s overall emission level is comparable to that of untreated natural wood.


FSC certified materials available upon request.


Birch trees are carefully farmed in Finland, where a sound method of reforestation and harvesting of lumber has been developed over the last century. Trees do not come from clear cutting of large native forests, but from family owned, well managed tree farms of continuously regenerated Finnish forests. We use no woods from tropical forests.


In the harsh conditions of northern Europe trees have a short growing season, as a result growth is slow and the annual rings are tight. These natural conditions give rise to exceptionally strong wood of consistently high quality, the ideal raw material for plywood.


Certificates:  EN ISO 9001, EN ISO 14001, SMS 1003-1 (PEFC)


Local Manufacturing
Milder Office works at the hub of a network of local manufacturers and suppliers promoting a design-for-production philosophy that combines the economy of standardized modules, connections and details with the advantages of easy customization.


Aluminum Hardware with Recycled Content
Aluminum vertical supports and connectors are brushed and clear anodized aluminum fitted with our distinctive end cap. Aluminum stock contains approximately 30% secondary aluminum billet (recycled content) from post consumer and post industrial scrap. Documentation available upon request.