Quality & Safety are Very Important to Us
We at HABA have a tremendous mission:
We want to provide support through play to children on their path through life and to make their lives happier and more stimulating. We can only achieve this goal through particularly high standards in quality production, quality safety measures, quality designs and high quality, safe materials.
Everyone can talk about quality. The HABA family of firms can prove its quality with tests and certificates: HABA is certified under DIN EN ISO 9001. This proves that we have successfully introduced a quality assurance system and that we apply it consistently. The system includes all processes within our company and affects product development, purchasing, production and assembly as well as marketing.
Without fail, we always pay attention to careful selection and processing of all materials. That is why all materials used are subject to continuous controls. Naturally, we also have our products tested for adherence to all guidelines by authorized, independent institutions.
In addition, active environmental protection is a central component of our firm’s policy. In our timber production, we pay close attention to a sustainable use of raw materials. Since 2010 we have borne the PEFC seal, which proves that we use timber from sustainable forestry in German forests. HABA takes its responsibilities towards the environment seriously. We were the first toy and furniture manufacturer in Germany that underwent an environmental audit and since then we have supported continual environmental management under DIN ISO 14001.
We also expect our suppliers and their subcontractors to fulfill their tasks with responsibility. We make no compromises in respect of the basic requirements of safety and human rights. We require each of our partners to adhere to the social standards under BSCI, SA 8000 or ICTI. We inspect the adherence to these standards on site at our suppliers’ factories.
Our toys fulfill all European and American national regulations in respect to materials and processing in order to produce heirloom quality toys that are innovative and safe. HABA uses best practices when inventing a new product; a quality and safety team sits with our designers to ensure the safety in materials and design from the very beginning. After production and before the toys are imported into the USA the products are tested both in-house and then by a third party, CPSC authorized laboratory to ensure they meet and/or exceed the safety specifications required in the USA. You can be assured that HABA places children’s safety as our #1 priority.