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Plank & Coil

2259 NW Raleigh St
Portland Oregon
United States
Plank & Coil
Top Scorer, Wood Furniture Scorecard 2021 and 2020. Sustainable Furnishings and Organic Mattresses for a Healthy Home. You can find local reclaimed pieces, FSC certified handcrafted pieces from Vermont or if you are looking for a modern addition we have sustainable bamboo items that will add another dimension to the furniture experience.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

2019: We use energy specialists to evaluate our energy consumption. We had an energy audit from our local utility and we chose a wind energy option to source our store's electricity. Our energy use has declined year after year.
We have replaced all showroom and office fixtures to LED lights. On a continuous basis, we replace older LED bulbs with newer bulbs which are more efficient and give better quality light.
Recycling and Reclamation: We are able to make use of the vast recycling resources available here in Portland. All usable furniture and mattresses that we pick up from customers are donated to our local community partners for local reuse. All cardboard, paper, glass and plastics are collected and taken to recycling centers.
2010: Investigated and implemented more compact fluorescent and LED lighting for our showroom.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

2019: We are happy to participate in the Wood Furniture Scorecard and show a very good score, close to the top! We have created a Wood Sourcing Policy for our store's purchasing and posted it on our website. Our intent is to continue to source furniture from companies that use FSC wood, reclaimed wood, and wood that comes from small, well-managed farms.
We will continue our search for the finest and most sustainable/organic sleep products available anywhere. We will replace any vendor who waivers from providing natural and organic materials in their products. We will bolster our website to provide updated information about sustainable products for our customers.
2010: We are going to drop vendors who are unable or willing to give us a clear and transparent look at how their products are produced.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

2019: We have information in the store which explains the materials used in the furniture. Staff directs customers to manufacturer's website for technical information. We keep wood samples in the showroom to use as teaching tools. There are GREEN Accredited Professionals on staff and everyone is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the sustainable stand we are taking.

2010: We are planning to include seminars about the SFC and sustainability both in the store and at local shows.