In compliance with international eco-standards, with respect to mother nature.

Responsible forestry


FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council® is an international membership organization that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests. Kährs Group has been certified since 2005 and holds license FSC® 019122.



PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes - is the world's largest organization for forest certification. Kährs is certified since 2013.

PEFC certificate
General wood sourcing policy


Forests have always been valued in Finland, and their natural products held in high esteem. This esteem can still be witnessed in the operating methods of Karelia. All our work is guided by the strict ISO 14001 international environmental standard and the esteemed ISO 9001 quality standard. This is our way of ensuring that every Karelia hardwood floor is produced with respect for the environment, fulfilling our high quality requirements.



Declaration of performance. In accordance with construction products regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 All Products Comply with the EU Timber Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 11-23-DOP-06-13



M1 Emission Classification for low-emitting building materials sets limit values for the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and ammonia. In addition to chemical testing, acceptability of the odour associated with the material is assessed. The M1 certification tells that the product has been tested in impartial laboratory and that it complies with the M1 criteria. M1 Emission Classification is a type I ecolabel according to EN ISO 14024:2018 with restricted scope of indoor emissions.