Nearly two dozen companies have achieved high scores on the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation’s Wood Furniture Scorecard.
The measure is an assessment of the wood sourcing policies of nearly 90 furniture retailers in North America. Posted on a dedicated website and available through both organizations, the dashboard covers publicly available information on how companies source virgin wood. It also assesses the company’s use of recycled and reclaimed wood.
Almost 90 companies were evaluated in 2019. Of these, 21 obtained the best scores and several others obtained honorable mentions. A few had near perfect scores including Cisco Home, ABC Carpet & Home, and Ikea.
18 other companies had top scores, including national brands Williams-Sonoma Group, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Crate & Barrel, Costco, Room & Board, Target and Bob’s Discount Furniture.
âSustainable Furnishings Council is committed to helping consumers find the most environmentally friendly products they look for when furnishing their homes and to helping furniture companies reduce their environmental footprint, despite the complexity of their business. supply chains, âsaid Susan Inglis, Director Director of the Sustainable Furniture Council. âIt’s exciting to see companies move the needle and offer a greater selection of products that are produced in a sustainable manner. We are delighted to be working with the National Wildlife Federation to keep forests healthy. “
âAt the National Wildlife Federation, we have studied the negative impacts of deforestation on wildlife, climate and water security; and we’re committed to helping consumers and businesses shape a more sustainable future, âsaid Barbara Bramble, vice president of international conservation and corporate strategy at the National Wildlife Federation. âWe’ve seen the power of market forces shaping industry practices, and we know consumers value transparency. During this project, several companies improved their scores by responding to the demand for responsible wood supply. We are delighted to continue this collaboration with SFC.
Top rated companies in more regional markets include: mebl transforming Furniture, RC Willey, Plank & Coil, urbangreen, CounterEv, City Furniture, Sklar, LaDiff, Belfort Furniture, Circle Furniture and Green Haven Living.