Thursday, December 18, 2008

Terra Furnishings now a proud member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council

We are proud to announce that Terra Furnishings has been accepted as a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). The SFC currently has over 250 members and is growing strong with a presence at all major furniture trade shows throughout the country. SFC members lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. This goal is accomplished by increasing purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting the organization's high standards.

The SFC website describes the organization as follows:

"The Sustainable Furnishings Council is a non-profit balanced coalition of industry players 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 will take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under our control."

The goals of the SFC are:

  • To raise awareness of the sustainability issue
  • To assist companies in adopting good practices
  • To serve as an information clearing house
  • To create a symbol of assurance for consumers

You can do your part by supporting organizations that are SFC members!

No comments: