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Stoney Creek Furniture

395 Lewis Road
Stoney Creek Ontario
Stoney Creek Furniture
TOP SCORER, 2021 WOOD FURNITURE SCORECARD. For over 50 years, SCF has been furnishing homes with a focus on quality and exceptional service. Our strength is our customization of product and our vast assortment of inspirational and unique furniture. We are also committed to our community by supporting local organizations like Food 4 Kids, Food Share, and Tree Canada, helping to plant trees in areas of need throughout Canada.

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:

We committed to reduced showroom lighting along with all energy efficient lighting fixtures by December 2021.
We have installed a full TPO membrane roofing system to reflect the sunlight and insulate the roof on our flagship showroom location in Stoney Creek.
We have installed air barriers to doors and loading bays in our warehouse to reduce heat loss and enable efficient temperature control.

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:

We purchase from manufacturers and suppliers who use sustainably sourced components, including lumber and soy based foam that is emissions tested. We will continue to source and be mindful of products with a sustainable story attached.
We have fabric options that are from the LiveSmart Evolve collection. The fabric is made from recycled water bottles. Each yard of fabric has about 9 water bottles in it, and an average sofa contains about 13 yards of fabric, which is 117 recycled water bottles of LiveSmart Evolve fabric per sofa!
We blanket wrap large pieces and take away all of the delivered to consumer cardboard and recycle it.
We do our best to reuse and recycle plastics and other recyclable materials in both our showroom and warehouse locations.

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:

We will add in store signage, promoting good practices from SFC and vendor partners.
We are proud to partner with Tree Canada in support of the National Greening Program, not only to plant trees but help nurture them into maturity. The National Greening Program undertakes vital reforestation in key areas across Canada. Trees not only help to filter our air and water, they also provide wildlife habitat and resistance to the effects of climate change. We’re mindful of our responsibility to protect our precious natural areas and ensure healthy ecosystems for future generations.