Sustainabilty

 

Statement

 

For more than 50 years, HPFi® (High Point Furniture Industries) has been building furniture in the United States with respect to our environment and our community. As a world-class manufacturing operation, we strive to reduce and to eliminate impact on our environment. We recycle and reuse wherever possible. When viable and acceptable to our customers, we incorporate recycled and recyclable materials into our finished products.

HPFi uses level® ,BIFMA‘s sustainability certification program for furniture and the X7.1 Furniture Emissions Standard. These standards are used to identify and certify the levels of environmental achievement as well as identify specific contributions of LEED points. All HPFi products have been certified to level® 2 by SCS Global Services. All seating products and laminate casegoods and tables are certified by Material Analytical Services to meet the BIFMA X7.1 emission standard.

Laminate casegood and table materials are Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) certified for FSC-STD-40- 004 v2-0, FSC-STD-40-003 and FSC-STD-40-005 v2-1 standards as well as Composite Panel Association (EPP) certified for CPA 2-06 and CPA 3-08 standards. The cores of our casegood products come from suppliers that meet Sustainable Forestry Initiatives (SFI) standards and are over 80% recycled wood fibers. Engineered wood components for upholstered seating products also meet SFI standards and meet CARB 2011 Standards -.08 ppm formaldehyde emission level. Seating foam is CFC-free and includes rapidly renewable bio-based materials.

 

Dust collection systems are in place to collect residual wood released during processing of raw wood materials into finished components for final assembly. The collected sawdust is reused for generating fuel, reducing waste as well as conserving another valuable resource, petroleum.

Proper finishing equipment is installed and maintained to appropriately collect any negative-impact materials. These are turned over to environmental professionals that specialize in safe and effective handling of such materials, further protecting our world.

We are committed to providing environmentally-conscious product solutions. HPFi actively markets Terratexclassified upholstery fabrics that are both 100% recycled (or bio-based) as well as completely recyclable (or compostable). These fabrics are manufactured from both post-consumer polyester (waste material left over once a consumer has used a product, such as a soda bottle) and post-industrial polyester (waste generated by an industrial process before the polyester is used by a consumer). In Life Cycle Assessments, Terratexclassified fabrics showed significantly lower environmental impact than fabrics made with virgin polyester across all twelve of the categories studied.

 

All corrugated cardboard material and containers used in the packaging and transport of our furniture products are made with a minimum of 41% recycled material (post-consumer and/or post-industrial) and meets standard performance requirements.

All of our associates are involved in environmentally-friendly practices. We utilize a 4-day work week, thereby reducing fuel consumption in both operations and commuting. Our sales brochures are printed on FSCcertified paper. Multiple collection bins are throughout our facilities for recycling to divert all production materials from landfills and recycled. Office paper, bottles, cans, etc. are also collected in our offices for recycling.

At HPFi, we understand the future does not belong to us, nor does the earth, nor its resources. The maintenance of our environment and a commitment to sustainability is an ongoing responsibility that we share with every person, organization and industry enjoying the abundance of this earth. We pledge to continually respect our resources and build community for those of us here today and for those who will follow.