Respect for the environment, the ecosystem and its resources is an important part of AKRITAS corporate culture. This philosophy is practiced daily and is certified based on the Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015.

AKRITAS presents the Best practices for sustainability and environmental protection through the AKRITAS GREEN DNA sustainability plan, according to which the production process and the final product minimize the environmental impact.

The use of certified timber to support forest sustainability, the contribution to the circular economy by reusing all timber residues, the proper utilization of rainwater and liquid waste and the management of all non-timber waste are some of the actions carried out at AKRITAS.

AKRITAS enhances green energy with the reduced use of fossil fuels and its low energy footprint, utilizing all the residues resulting from the machining of wood at various stages of the production process, while also using electricity from Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

All finished products of AKRITAS:

  • Τhey are recyclable and can be reused after their final disposal by the consumer.
  • Their energy footprint is calculated according to standard life cycle analysis methods and they are certified for their improved effects on the environment throughout their life.
  • They are certified by internationally recognized institutes as products of very low formaldehyde emission.
  • They comply with the necessary specifications and contribute to the acquisition of green building certifications (e.g. LEED, WELL Building Standard).

AKRITAS has actively contributed and supported the work of renowned environmental organizations and bodies:

  • The WWF, for the conservation of the wetlands of Evros and in particular the programs for the protection of the populations of the pygmy cormorant and the lesser white-fronted goose in Greece.
  • “Arcturus” for the protection of the brown bear and its habitats.
  • The Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Orestiada, to promote environmental protection, improve its management and its contribution to the economic development of the country.
  • The Museum of Natural History of Alexandroupolis, for the promotion of information, awareness and education of the public highlighting the biodiversity of Evros and Thrace but also the geophysical – ecological peculiarities of the region.

Green DNA