SFC Membership is open to all companies involved in any way in the home furnishings industry. Benefits abound!
Companies qualify for SFC membership by completing our Best Practices Agreement, including the Commitment Pledge and Eco-Action Plans describing what your company is doing this year to reduce energy consumption, to better manage your supply chain, and in outreach and education on the cause. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the process. Click here for an overview.
Dues cover a 12-month period and are modest, based on the size of the business:
For companies with Sales or Institutional Budget under $500,000 - $250; $500,000 - $1 Million - $750; $1-5 Million - $1250; $5-25 Million - $1,500; $25-50 Million - $1,750; $50- 150 Million - $2,000; $150 Million + -$3,000
For companies implementing best practices at an exemplary level, we are happy to provide recognition. SFC recognizes Exemplary Manufacturers and Exemplary Retailers at Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. Once a company qualifies as a member, they can fulfill our Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements or Exemplary Retailer Requirements. The system for recognizing Exemplary companies was established and is maintained by the SFC Standards Committee. Companies are evaluated on an individual basis. Designers earn recognition by completing our GREENleaders class and becoming GREEN Accredited Professional.
Qualifying Member: Open to all companies with a verifiable intent to improve their sustainability. This membership is for retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, marketers, etc.
Aplicación Estándar - Para empresas involucradas en la industria de muebles como fabricantes, mayoristas, minoristas, etc. que tienen un compromiso verificable a la implementación de practicas mejores para la sostenibilidad.
Retailers and Manufacturers can earn Exemplary Membership Status at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level. See specific requirements.
Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements for demonstrating specific levels of proven performance based on mandatory requirements and a chart of credit points covering practices in operations, in product, and in outreach.
Exemplary Retailer Requirements: for demonstrating specific levels of proven performance based on mandatory requirements and a chart of credit points covering practices in operations, in product, and in outreach.
Contributing Partner: Open to all companies that want to contribute to the difference SFC makes - media, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, marketers, etc.
Aplicación Estándar para Diseñadoras - Para empresas de diseño con un compromiso verificable a practicas mejores para la sostenibilidad.