Sustainability: More Than Just a Slogan at Blue Raccoon
Blue Raccoon is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit balanced coalition of industry players founded at High Point, NC in October 2006 to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.
The SFC recognizes the overwhelming scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control.
SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.
Our goals as Members of SFC
To Raise Awareness of the Sustainability Issue
To Assist Companies in Adopting Good Practices
To Represent a Symbol of Assurance for Consumers
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Our primary manufacturers (Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Vanguard Furniture) are fellow members of SFC, applying sustainability practices in their sourcing and manufacturing process as well as throughout their production facilities. And even though another of our manufacturers, Cisco Brothers, is not yet a member of the SFC, they have passed Blue Raccoon's guidelines and assessment as a "green" company adhering to strict sustainability practices throughout their operation. Naturally, and for the good of everyone, all of our upholstered furniture is made in the USA.
Good Business that is Good for Business
Importantly, we believe that sustainability has become a mandate among the buying public. As consumers become more educated, they seek out acceptable choices that meet their needs for style, value, and eco-responsibility. Blue Raccoon is adopting Sustainable Furnshings Council’s practices who are known for its rigorous compliance with established sustainability standards to ensure that all members are demonstrably committed to ongoing improvement.