Gunlocke has achieved am environmental benchmark, certifying products to the current Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Sustainability Standard. Gunlocke is among the first companies to certify its environmental performance claims through Scientific Certification System (SCS) Sustainable Choice Program.
Gunlocke’s case good product lines including, Medley, Menu, Mosaic, and Kennsington have met the qualifications for the Sustainable Choice Silver level. Additionally, the company’s conference table product lines including, Medley, Kennsington, Converge, and Surfaces have all met the qualifications for the Sustainable Choice Silver level. Finally, Gunlocke’s seating lines including, Alti, Attract, Molti, Olla, and Porter have also met the qualifications for the Sustainable Choice Silver level.
Developed in response to the increasing demand for proof that manufacturers are living up to their environmental claims, BIFMA’s new sustainability standard provides measurable market based definitions of progressively more sustainable furniture. The standard was developed using an open, consensus based process with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders from academia, the architect and design community, end users, regulatory agencies, federal and state government, and certifiers. The performance criteria it has established, and which SCS Sustainable Choice vigorously applies, address environmental, economic and social aspects throughout the supply chain based on materials, energy and atmosphere, human and ecosystem health, and social responsibility.
Upon earning the SCS certification to the current BIFMA sustainability standard, Roy Green, Gunlocke’s Director of Stewardship and Sustainability, said, “Gunlocke is pleased to be one of the first in the industry to meet the rigorous qualifications of the silver lever of the SCS Sustainable Choice Program. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to environmentally and socially responsible products and business practices.”
He continued, “We are committed to setting a higher standard in product design, quality, service and delivery in the wood contract furniture market. We strongly believe that our future is dependent upon the commitments we make to sustain the natural environment. ”