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. All certified HPFi products (seating) have been certified to level® 2 by SCS Global Services. level®, BIFMA‘s sustainability certification program for furniture, helps us to quantify environmental achievements and emissions as well as identify specific contributions of 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 a certification to a sustainability standard. It was at that time that we elected to pursue level certification, a comprehensive and transparent third-party certification program. The level mark attests that the product, the manufacturing facility and the company responsible for the product brand have been evaluated against the multi-attribute criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The e3 standard is very similar to the widely recognizable LEED program for the built environment.

Our Green teams have met on a weekly basis to assess, document, update and continually improve our progress utilizing the e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. Included in this documentation is a thorough assessment and reduction goals (10% annually) of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG.)

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…