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Sklar Furnishings

6300 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton Florida
United States
Sklar Furnishings
High Scorer, Wood Furniture Scorecard 2022, 2021, and 2020. Sklar Furnishings was founded to be Florida’s premier contemporary furniture store by consistently providing exceptional furnishings, inspired design and unparalleled customer service. We take pride in being good neighbors who positively impact the community we live and work in while being good stewards to our planet.

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: Sklar is a longtime member of SFC, and we are reducing the amount of energy consumed on our showroom floor. We are replacing the lightbulbs to LED lighting. We turn off all lights and equipment (like computers and printers) at the end of the day. We replaced the trash receptacles with recycle bins in our showroom and offices to recycle paper and plastic.

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 continually work to align with furniture vendors and companies who manufacture furniture in a sustainable way. We ask how it is made and what is it made of. We follow SFC's guidelines on the "What's it made of?" Initiative.
We are happy to participate in the 2019 Wood Furniture Scorecard Initiative, and the outcome of our hard work and dedication to the environment is a high score! We have created a Wood Sourcing Policy for our company, and posted it on our website for our customers.

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 are creating an environment at Sklar Furnishings that is committed to recycling and eliminating excess paper usage. We have created a GREEN Committee to generate new ideas and ways to conserve energy and resources, as a company, and a group of like-minded individuals. We want to be better educated in the cause of sustainability and to promote the message of Sustainable Furnishings Council.
After a company meeting mid-2019, kicking off our Green Committee's work, twenty-two (22) staff members of Sklar have signed SFC's "What's it Made Of?" pledge. This will be an ongoing campaign starting with all staff, then moving to suppliers, customers, and designers.
We donate one tree to the National Forest Initiative with every piece of furniture purchased from our stores. Since 2012, Sklar and our customers have donated over 5,000 trees.