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Naturepedic Organic

Naturepedic Organic
Naturepedic manufactures adult, baby & children’s mattresses & accessories designed to eliminate harmful chemicals & encourage wellbeing. Naturepedic mattresses are independently certified organic & nontoxic to GOTS & meet flammability standards without the need for chemical flame retardants in cores, barriers, or anywhere. Products meet GREENGUARD’s Gold standard.

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:

2016: Naturepedic is in its second year purchasing Renewable Energy Credits RECs for 100% of electricity usage from a Green-e certified supplier. We will continue our membership as an EPA Green Power Partner and will undergo an energy audit to find even more ways to conserve.

2015: At the end of 2014, Naturepedic announced a formal commitment to supporting renewable energy. Moving forward, 100% of the company’s electricity usage supports renewable wind energy through RECs purchased Green-e certified NativeEnergy. Naturepedic has also become an EPA Green Power Partner. Naturepedic will explore ways to decrease its already low energy footprint through efficiency upgrades and process changes.

2014: Employees are given the option of van pick-up; over half opt-in. In reducing our use of latex in favor of hybrid designs, we will reduce energy consumption incurred through global transportation of latex.

2013: Employees are given the option of van pick-up; over half opt-in.

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:

2016: Naturepedic continues its usage of organic and natural fibers and natural latex. We will continue vetting vendors against one or more environmental and health certifications including, but not limited to, GOTS and GREENGUARD. At the end of 2015 Naturepedic was awarded a Forest Stewardship® Council (FSC®) Chain of Custody Certification for natural latex from Rainforest Alliance.

2015: In line with our commitment to encourage less waste, we are continuing our commitment to modular designs, which allow mattress components to be replaced when needed rather than requiring an entire mattress to be discarded. Adding to our EOS customizable solution, we will also launch zip-out modular designs to our luxury series adult mattresses.

Supporting sustainable farming and fair labor, Naturepedic sources organic latex certified to the Global Organic Latex Standard. Additionally, Rainforest Alliance has certified Naturepedic for Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody of natural latex that meets FSC standards.

2014: In evaluating impact on global sustainability, we have opted to discontinue our all-latex models and latex bases in favor of more sustainable designs. We are exploring the use of PLA sourced from organic and non-GMO renewable crops. We only buy materials approved by the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) and tested and certified to GREENGUARD “Gold” emissions standards.

2013: We only buy materials approved by the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) and tested and certified by Greenguard "Select" and "Children's and Schools" standards

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:

2016: Naturepedic will expand its support of environmental and sustainability organizations including the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the American Sustainable Business Council, and the Environmental Work Group, among many others. In support of material transparency, Naturepedic is participating in the new Bedfax disclosure program.

2015: Naturepedic will continue working with top environmental and sustainability organizations including the Sustainable Furnishings Council, The Ecology Center, and the Environmental Media Association (EMA) to educate both the public and business world on safer chemistries and healthier options; Naturepedic is featured in the EMAs online series A Life Less Toxic ( ). Company founder Barry Cik and others will continue active roles as speakers and participants for initiatives educating, advocating for, and encouraging development of safer and healthier consumer products. These appearances include a panel discussion on flame retardants at the 2015 Midwest Bioeconomy & Safer Products Summit and participation in safer chemistries workgroups with BizNGO.

2014: We will actively promote and encourage sustainability through our messaging and public outreach, which includes speaking events, blogs and cooperative ventures with sustainability organizations. We will continue to work with the SFC in promoting a message of sustainability.

2013: Working with SFC to maximize delivery of the message.