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Environmental Commitment

"We want to go beyond simply complying with environmental legislation and regulations; we want to become leading supporters in our community and industry."

Alex Bernhardt, Sr., Chairman


As a family-owned and operated company, we care a great deal about the health and welfare of our employees, our customers, our suppliers, our community and our planet. We have a long-standing corporate tradition of providing a safe and healthful work place, protecting the environment, and conserving energy and natural resources.

This tradition has served the environment and our business well over the years and now provides the foundation for a comprehensive set of Environmental Policy Objectives. These objectives include:

  • Energy Use
  • Water Use
  • Emissions and Air Quality
  • Packaging
  • Waste Reduction
  • Renewable and Sustainable Materials
  • Product Stewardship
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Programs/Affiliations
  • Employee Awareness and Involvement

As a sign of our commitment, we have launched a number of company-wide initiatives that focus on meeting these objectives. Corporately, we have received EFEC (Enhancing Furniture's Environmental Culture) certification for five of our U.S. facilities, including our Corporate Office, and our divisions are developing programs with environmental groups such as SFI, FSC, and GREENGUARD, or in support of LEED, as appropriate. In addition, we are communicating and partnering with our suppliers, governmental agencies, our trade associations and our community to assist us in achieving results consistent with environmental leadership.

We believe that protecting our environment is the right thing to do. That is why we pledge to promote sound and sustainable business practices for the benefit of all those who depend upon us now and for those who will depend upon us in years to come.


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