Furniture World News Bureau on 10/18/2021
Furniture retailers and manufacturers have responded more than ever to advice that helps protect forests and contributes to the sustainable use of wood and other materials, according to a new report. The 2021 Wooden Furniture Dashboardfrom National Wildlife Federation and Sustainable Furniture Councilrated 118 furniture retailers on their wood sourcing policies.
“We are seeing an industry-wide shift towards sustainability, which is evident not only in the growing number of companies voluntarily engaging in this process, but also in the growing number of companies that have noted in previous years,” said Barbara Bramble. , vice president of international wildlife conservation and corporate strategies at the National Wildlife Federation. “We congratulate this year’s top and top scores and honorable mentions and encourage all retailers to take the necessary steps to move towards responsible wood sourcing.”
“We saw more dramatic improvements in scores this year than in any previous year we’ve published this scorecard,” said Susan Inglis, executive director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.[MS1] . “I am proud of the companies in our industry who are committed to using a range of resources that we are able to offer. I know that their own businesses, as well as the world’s forests, will benefit from their effective implementation of strong wood furniture sourcing policies, and that makes me happy!”
This year, of the 118 companies assessed, 17 received top marks, 20 received high marks and six received honorable mentions. Paving the way for sustainable practices are Cisco Home, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.., The arrangement and Wonders of work.
Now in its fourth year, the Wood Furniture Scorecard continues to set the standard for responsible wood sourcing. As the number of retailers with good scores increases year on year, consumers and businesses are sensitized that unsustainable sourcing practices are simply no longer acceptable. The scorecard acts as a comprehensive buying guide for conscientious consumers and as a template for retailers to improve their wood sourcing practices and contribute to their overall environmental, social and governance performance.
The Wood Furniture Scorecard website gives consumers sustainability information from their favorite retailers and offers tips and tools for companies to improve and implement their wood sourcing policies. To learn more, visit: https://sustainablefurnishings.org/
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About the Sustainable Furniture Council
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy indoor and outdoor environments, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety and health issues in the furniture industry. and championing initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its qualifying members respond to environmental and social issues and offer specific information to consumers, media and other partners. SustainableFurnishings.org |@SFCouncil