Keep it Local
Our wood framing comes from sustainably-managed forests on the West Coast with FSC Chain-of-Custody certification available. Our metal fabrication partners are a short drive away in Los Angeles and Orange County. And our manufacturing and finishing happens right here at our two facilities in Gardena, California. Keeping sourcing and fabrication as localized as possible not only lessens our carbon footprint, but also ensures the highest levels of quality control.
We prioritize using low impact materials and finishes across all our products. We use only water-based adhesives and wood stains. VOC levels are maintained significantly below the South Coast Air Quality Management District standard. All our products are Formaldehyde free and contain no PVC. We don't use plated finishes.
Recycling and Waste Management
We are continually improving our processes to minimize waste. Our scrap polyurethane foam is recycled to create new carpet pads. Sawdust is collected to become organic mulch for regional farms. Excess textiles, wood waste, corrugated packaging and palettes are recycled. All finishing waste is contained in accordance with EPA guidelines. We monitor and test the storm water at our facilities to ensure pollutant levels meet the California Water Board guidelines.
Energy Consumption, Emissions and Conservation
We have made significant strides to lessen and offset our energy usage. We have invested in solar panels that will harvest energy to power all of our buildings. The first phase is now installed and generating power. The second phase is installed and will begin generating power soon. All lighting in both of our factories has been upgraded to energy-efficient LED.
Product shipments account for a significant portion of our carbon footprint. We have partnered with Carbonfund to create a Carbonfree® Shipping Program, which offsets all of our product shipments. Our offsets directly fund third party verified reforestation and forest preservation projects that sequester CO2 emissions from the atmosphere.
Not least of all our sustainability policies is simply creating furniture that is built to last. With a timeless aesthetic and robust build quality, when you specify Martin Brattrud you are investing in seating and tables that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Martin Brattrud seating and selected tables have been tested and certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to meet SCS Indoor Advantage or Indoor Advantage Gold The criteria for this indoor air emissions certification program also meets the criteria of ANSI/BIFMA M-7.1 and X7.1 and therefore the criteria for LEED-CI EQ 4.5.
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