A Design for Sustainability
Our policy starts with a commitment called stewardship, and it means we actively seek to conserve, recycle and act with respect toward the environment. We’ll go beyond the basics required, striving for sustainability of the environment from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling, and to adapting our internal processes and procedures.
We continue to track the evolving landscape of environmental certifications to ensure Sauder® Manufacturing Co. retains or exceeds the certifications most relevant to our industry and our customers. We always seek to follow the latest environmental laws and regulation. This is a natural by-product of our long-term commitment to our customers, neighbors and ourselves.
Sauder® Manufacturing Co. products and processes have earned sustainability certification from Intertek, GREENGUARD.ORG. and BIFMA e3 furniture. This website shares additional information about each type certification.
Sauder® Manufacturing Co. products maintain multiple environmental certifications. Download the Products Certification Guide
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI: Compliant Products offered do comply with Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI.
California Prop 65: The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Wieland, Sauder Education® and Sauder Worship Seating® have long been a proponents of designing and building environmentally responsible products. The company continues to implement initiatives to promote environmentally responsible practices including:
- Identify and utilize suppliers who themselves operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Use wood species from suppliers practicing conservation and reforestation programs; no wood species are utilized from endangered forests.
- Utilize technology to maximize the yield per board foot.
- Recycle wood waste and scrap to fuel an on-site electric co-generation plant.
- Utilize chemicals and adhesives that are formulated to meet or exceed environmental standards.
- Recycle all scrap foam by returning it to our supplier for reprocessing.
- Collect and bundle cardboard packaging materials for recycling.
- Recycle and properly dispose of all waste liquids with licensed waste handlers.
- In addition, all of Sauder Education’s manufacturing facilities located in Archbold, Ohio, Stryker, Ohio, and New Haven, Indiana operate in methods to be in compliance with all applicable EPA and OSHA regulations.
- To further its commitment to environmental stewardship, Sauder Education is continually exploring creative, responsible ways to do business, so as to better preserve our natural resources and protect the environment for future generations.