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Best Practice Achievements
2012: In our Showroom we have replaced in excess of 25% of our halogen spots with fluorescent fixtures and we are in the process of converting all our lighting to energy efficient fixtures. We have instituted a policy in our Showroom not to turn on any lighting fixtures other than the fluorescent fixtures between the April and October Markets. In our Distribution Center we have replaced in excess of 50% of our older model fluorescent bulbs with new energy efficient bulbs and the lighting is turned on by section only. We have moved our Distribution Center within a quarter mile of our Showroom thereby cutting transfer costs 90%.
2012: We have successfully introduced, and are continuing to expand our Collection of 100% FSC Certified reclaimed Teak furniture.
We are continuing to increase the purchasing of the majority of our lumber and veneers in Indonesia through Perhutani (the Indonesian Department of Forestry.)
We have asked all our manufacturing partners to procure lumber that could be tracked as coming from legally harvested forest sources and requested from our partners in France to work with PEFC for monitoring and/or certification. We are working to eliminate MDF in several collections produced in Indonesia and replace it with "five ply" boards.
2012: We plan to take advantage of the new SFC programs of Sales Staff Training and Invitation Events to educate and promote sustainable furniture. We are continuing to promote the cause by adding the SFC logo to all our promotional materials, invitations and catalogs. We promote our 100% SFC certified Collection in the Press through Press Releases and Product Submissions. The eco-friendly product has been recognized by several national publications. We continue to promote the SFC at the trade fairs/ markets by prominently displaying SFC informational brochures on our certified product.