Sustainabilty

 

Overview

 

For more than 60 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 and can quantify environmental achievements to identify specific contributions toward LEED points.

HPFi has a long-standing environmental practice. Our Environmental Statement has been posted online since 2010, but has been in practice for decades prior. In early 2010, HPFi assembled a “Green” team to address the need for documentation of our efforts. Our Green teams have met on a weekly basis to assess, document, update and continually improve our progress. Included in this documentation is a thorough assessment and reduction goals (10% annually) of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG.)

During the process of documentation we identified the following:

  • Laminated panels used in our casegood products come from suppliers that meet Sustainable Forestry Initiatives (SFI) standards and/or Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and exceed 80% pre-consumer recycled wood fibers
  • Laminated panels conform to California Air Resource Board (CARB ATCM Phase II) regulations and subsequently EPA regulation TSCA Title VI for formaldehyde emissions.
  • Engineered wood for upholstered seating products also meet SFI standards and comply with both California Air Resource Board ATCM Phase II and EPA TSCA Title VI regulations.
  • Seating foam is CFC-free and includes rapidly renewable bio-based materials.
  • Fabrics and other components for upholstered seating do not contain added “forever chemicals” (per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances aka, PFAS) materials and meet California Assembly Bill 1817.

Our sustainability efforts extend beyond the materials and processes involved in the manufacture and fabrication of our products. We also address end-of-life opportunities for our furniture. Additionally, our efforts involve social responsibility with HPFi internal associates and our business partners. For additional information and details, click on the links above.

HPFi is pleased to announce that there is no exposure to any chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity by physical contact, respiration or ingestion in the final state of any HPFi product. Effective August 30, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted revisions to California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) that require notification when the presence of chemicals exceed specific levels. Additionally, the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires that the Governor of California revise and republish, at least once per year, this list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity above certain levels. Click here for full press release…