Anova has been creating environmentally friendly products since 1970. To meet their customers’ expectations for high-design, high-quality products that also help them achieve their sustainable goals, Anova adheres to the following practices: Offering items that contribute to LEED certification Adopting environmentally sustainable processes and items Utilizing a high degree of recycled materials when possible Accelerating development of items which utilize recycled materials Increasing the number of offerings that encourage recycling
From Design to manufacture, Fermob remains committed to nature… Caring for, protecting and improving nature, by creating furniture that shows it off to its best advantage is something that has always come naturally at Fermob, almost as if it were written in the genes of its products and its company values. Indeed, nature and the environment is something we think about every day at Fermob.
Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.
As natives of the Sonoran Desert, Kornegay Design are uniquely aware of the sensitive relationship between their business practices and the surrounding environment. Kornegay Design is committed to minimizing their water usage during production and to recycling all office and production waste products. At Kornegay Design, they work together to minimize waste and recycle whenever possible.They recycle all concrete waste, concrete bags, sand and office materials. Despite their continued growth, they have reduced their waste by 50% since 2007.
With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.
Sustainability, especially environmental sustainability, is the key to Thomas Steele products. The steel used to manufacture their bike racks and site furnishings is produced in the United States using the basic oxygen furnace process. Recycled content, especially post-consumer recycled content, is an important feature of many green products. Thomas Steele stainless steel bike racks are made of up to 90% recycled material. One Walden recycled plastic bench contains the equivalent of 750 recycled plastic milk jugs! Their recycled plastic consists of high-density polyethylene material (HDPE), also made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The material is graffiti and ultraviolet (UV) resistant and is ideal for outdoor use.
As one of the leading online distributors of teak furniture in North America, Westminster Teak recognizes the influence it plays on the industry and the impact it has on the environment specifically in regard to forest conservation and management. Westminster Teak has made their company’s policy to source their teak wood from well managed, credibly certified forests. Their factory was the first to join Nusa Hijau, the Indonesian Chapter of the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN), an initiative of WWF®(World Wildlife Fund) to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests. They purchase wood only from Perum Perhutani, the government-managed plantation that promotes biodiversity and the livelihoods of the people that depend on them. And, because it is the only source in their supply chain for wood base material, they have 100% transparency; they know exactly where all their lumber comes from for every component of their furniture; from the forest-floor to retail floor.