At Marco Polo Imports, we strive to offer high-quality furniture while protecting our planet. We are proud members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. What does it mean to be part of the Sustainable Furnishings Council?
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 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 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 toward meeting our high standards.
Overarching benefits of membership and participation include:
- Improved global environment and public health
- Peer support for your commitment to make a difference to sustainability
- Being recognized as an industry leader for sustainability
- Brand differentiation
- Liability and risk reduction
- Regulatory cost reduction
- Customer relationships extending beyond the sale
- Increased competitive advantage
- Tangible social responsibility
For more information, visit http://www.sustainablefurnishings.org.