Sustainable Furnishings Council

Category: Green Furniture

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is an educational and marketing organization, sustaining healthy environments, inside and out.  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 goals are to raise awareness of the sustainability issue, assist companies in adopting good practices, serve as an information clearing house and provide a symbol of assurance for consumers.

 

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 toward meeting our high standards.

SFC offers GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training, the most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability.

 

 

This industry first, 6-hour exam course was developed in conjunction with the SFC, the #1 organization with board members including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Alliance, and a founder of the USGBC. 700 graduated to date. Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 W CEUs.  

 

Contact details for the UAE Office

Phone: 252-368-1098

FAX: 252-368-1098

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.sustainablefurnishings.org

 

Contact details for Susan Inglis, Executive Director

Phone: 252-368-1098

Mobile: 919-621-2202

FAX: 252-368-1098

E-mail: susan_at_sustainablefurnishings.org

 

Contact details for Janet MacKenzie, Director of Member Services

Phone: 252-368-1098

Mobile: 252-209-4792

FAX: 252-368-1098

E-mail: janet_at_sustainablefurnishings.org

 

 

 

 
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