We are happy to announce we have joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council, taking the next step in our commitment to contributing to the solution of global climate change. When we source product for you, they will be our resource to find manufacturers who follow these principles for a safer environment inside and out.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, promoting healthy environments, inside and outside. A balanced coalition of home furnishings industry players, SFC was founded at High Point, NC in October 2006 to promote sustainable practices among furniture manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.
The SFC recognizes the overwhelming scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control. SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental and health impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE – PLANET – PROFITS and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.
See more at: http://sustainablefurnishings.org/content/our-mission