Afamour, Committed to sustainability and the future of the planet

13 Dec 2022 present, Afamour

Respect for the environment is one of the maxims of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds to maintain the well-being and progress of present generations

Our partners guarantee the use of sustainable materials and the use of eco-friendly products, and incorporate systems to optimize resource and waste management

These actions are, In addition, aligned with the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (.ODS) linked to Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), and Responsible Production and Consumption (12)


Sustainability and the future of the planet represent one of the Afamour's main commitments (Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Urban Furniture and Playgrounds). Manufacturing, Installation, Principles of use and maintenance of these recreational spaces and personal training areas must Comply with the basic rules of respect for the environment. Our partners incorporate these practices into their daily actions, aligned with several of the Sustainable Development Goals (.ODS) of the Agenda 2030, within the United Nations Global Compact.

As stated in this voluntary initiative promoted by the United Nations, The economic and social progress achieved over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation. that is jeopardizing the very systems on which our future development depends.. In this context, Afamour's actions with sustainability and respect for the environment acquire special relevance.

As a sign of our commitment to the future of the planet and social and economic progress, Detail sustainable actions by Afamour partners within the framework of business management:

  • Use of sustainable materials: meet current needs without compromising the capacity of future generations and ensure a balance between economic growth, Care for the environment and social welfare.


  • Manufacture of Eco-friendly products, with environmental benefits:
    • Reduce the carbon footprint
    • They are free of toxic components
    • Save energy
    • They don't pollute
    • They are biodegradable and recyclable
    • They are composed of recycled materials


  • Implementation of Environmental management systems that optimize resource and waste management, and reduce negative environmental impact.



We meet the SDGs

LThe actions we develop from Afamour In the manufacture of playgrounds and urban furniture are, In addition, aligned with the fulfillment of several of the Sustainable Development Goals (.ODS) of the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. In particular, these are the SDGs linked to the Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), and the Responsible Production and Consumption (12).

In a scenario where Global carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have increased by almost a 50% since 1990 and where Cities and metropolitan areas, as detailed in the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, represent around the 70% of these emissions, We believe that it is more necessary than ever to contribute to sustainability. In this way, Afamour partners contribute to achieving one of the number SDG targets 11, linked to Sustainable Cities and Communities. These are Increase inclusive and sustainable urbanization in cities, with children's play areas and fitness areas that respect the environment So what, In addition, promote their use by all citizens.

Also, in Afamour we contribute to the goals contemplated in SDG number 12 thanks to the Sustainable production of our partners. Its business management allows us to do more and better with fewer resources of materials and, In this way, Increasing efficiency and decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation.

We are also achieving other SDG targets linked to Responsible Production and Consumption.. Including, the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and the Significant reduction of waste generation through prevention activities, Recycling and reuse.

To all these actions, within the business management of the associates that make up Afamour, Our Commitment to quality in the products and services offered to the client. A commitment that is part of our code of ethics and that Contributes to sustainability, Respect for the environment and the future of the planet.

Learning by playing, Main objective of playgrounds

13 Dec 2022 present, Afamour

Playgrounds play an educational role in society with the development of motor skills, cognitive and personal relationship

At Afamour we work to ensure that users of these play areas can interact closely and develop their skills to the fullest

Playgrounds are leisure spaces that transcend the recreational and, as we defend in Afamour, They fulfill an educational function in society. They do it especially at the earliest ages, when the development of motor skills, Cognitive and personal relationship in humans is paramount.

From the Spanish Association of Urban Furniture Manufacturers (Afamour) We consider that guaranteeing gambling is a duty and a commitment to society, as well as a normative obligation as reflected in different agreements of international institutions.

Scientific evidence, In addition, Provides numerous benefits of playground play activities. Among them, We highlight the following:

  • Encourage curiosity
  • Provides joy, pleasure and satisfaction
  • Encourages the desire for self-improvement
  • Provides self-confidence
  • It is the opportunity to express opinions and feelings
  • It favors the internalization of norms and patterns of social behavior
  • Stimulates the development of physical functions, Psychic, affective and social


To this list is added the reinforcement of family unity through the interaction of play in playgrounds. Aware of this, at Afamour we work on the design of children's play spaces, where parents, mothers and children can relate closely and without limiting the decision-making capacity of the little ones by their parents.

Behind solving challenges in a playground, There are a number of benefits that we list below.:

  • Controlled risk-taking allows them to excel physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • They learn to make judgments about their abilities and to make reasoned decisions about the risks involved.
  • On playgrounds, They also face social challenges, Moral and intellectual
  • Strengthen self-esteem and confidence by overcoming challenges

Types of playgrounds according to their function

One of our main objectives, as references in the manufacture of playgrounds, is to contribute to the development of children. We claim that play is essential to stimulate their motor skills, Sensory, Cognitive, creative and social. Depending on the objectives and skills fostered by the different playgrounds, We establish two categories: Recreational game and educational game.

Next, We know the functions of each one:

Recreational play

  • Stimulates imagination and creativity
  • Develops interaction with others
  • Promotes better relationships and more autonomy
  • Helps develop motor and intellectual skills
  • Provides a necessary release through physical activity
  • Allows children to invent their own rules, so they gain confidence, feel competent in their activity, progress based on their own goals
  • Contributes to the well-being of children


Educational game

  • Develops cognitive abilities: perception, concentration, memory, reasoning, Risk assessment, etc.
  • Builds conative capacities: motivation, initiative, Creation of strategies, Ability to convince others, self-esteem, etc.
  • Stimulates communication skills, Speaking in group situations, interact with others
  • Helps reduce the notion of restriction that is often associated with school
  • Allows children to accept frustration and challenge rules
  • Encourages the development of communication skills, to express themselves in group situations, to interact with others, to learn to organize and improve their ability to work in a team

Objectives of playgrounds according to different ages

Consider, In addition, that the personalisation and adaptation of the playground to users are essential to stimulate their abilities and abilities as much as possible. In this sense, We focus on the different age groups that make use of these play spaces and the specific benefits that these areas bring to each of them..


Early childhood

The game, either in a daycare center or a preschool, Should provide opportunities for very young children for motor and sensory experimentation. With pleasure as the motivating force of the game, Very young children put considerable effort into playful activities and are rewarded by gaining confidence in how they grow and develop..



Children of 4 to 8 years to improve their motor skills, Psychomotor, sensory and social. The playful equipment used should be based more on movement with different levels of difficulty to overcome and thus facilitate the discovery of new physical sensations. Childhood is also a time when children begin to impose the first challenges to meet and compare themselves with other children.. Therefore, Physical activity becomes a means of expression, Interaction and communication.



The game must offer situations for personal or collective challenges, which leads to more complex learning experiences for children. In addition, plays a role in their development as people, allowing them to know themselves better and encourage them to progress and share with other children.

Through a variety of situations, The game must stimulate all its motor functions: reach higher, go faster… They become more skilled at crossing, When launching, when hanging or balancing.



The game has to meet the needs of this age group for physical activities and sports. Should help improve your physical condition: Motor skills, Force, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, Balance, Agility, coordination. It should also contribute to their psychological well-being: humour, self-esteem, Feeling of personal efficacy, Reduced stress and anxiety. Also, The game has to improve your attention levels, Concentration and memory.

It is demonstrated with this article that there are numerous benefits that the use of playgrounds brings to children, both physically and intellectually. From Afamour we work decisively to guarantee and encourage the development of capacities and skills in different ages.


“The child does not play to learn, but learns when you play. Play constantly nurtures a child's development, In the same way that development continually nurtures its game.”

Jean Epstein – Social psychologist