Sustainable Furnishings Council August 08 2017, 0 Comments
We are proud to be Founding Members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Our tables come from trees in the managed forest where only a few, select timbers are cut. Our tables last beyond the natural lifespan of the trees used to make them. Our harvested timbers are moved with oxen, which avoids damage to the surrounding flora.Because so few trees are taken, regeneration continues to be a natural process. What remains is intact, natural, mixed forest.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, promoting healthy environments, inside and outside. A balanced coalition of industry players, SFC was founded at High Point, NC in October 2006 to promote sustainable practices among 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 in meeting our high standards.
The SFC's goals are as follows:
- To raise awareness of the sustainability issue
- To assist companies in adopting good practices
- To serve as an information clearinghouse
- To provide a symbol of assurance for consumers
Sustainability has become a mandate among the buying public. As consumers become more educated, they seek out choices that meet their needs for style, value, and eco-responsibility. The SFC is known for its rigorous compliance with established sustainability standards ensuring that all its members are demonstrably committed to ongoing improvement.
Eco-friendly. green. Sustainable. Eco-intelligent. These words intent on describing a concept. In a world full of words, at Patagonia Legacy "we let our tables do the talking for centuries."