Environmental Efforts

At Brodart, we are always looking for innovative ways to increase efficiency and minimize waste. We’ve developed environmental management practices that ensure our operations are conducted in a manner that respects, protects, and sustains the natural environment.

Environmental Policy

A healthy environment is necessary for the well-being and vitality of our customers, employees, and communities worldwide. That's why our environmental commitment extends beyond compliance and focuses on environmental management practices that increase efficiency and minimize pollution and waste. For more information, please download our brochure.

Sustainable Use of Resources

  • Whenever possible, materials and lumber are purchased from vendors within a 500-mile radius.
  • Over 70% of wood purchased is from harvesters of Forest Stewardship Council® Lands.
  • Products are designed for durability and optimal reusability.
  • Our composite wood contains 80% to 100% recycled content.
  • Steel generally contains 100% recycled content.
  • Brodart uses lean manufacturing processes that help eliminate waste.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • 100% of our wood waste is recycled via use by secondary sources (e.g., fuel or animal bedding)
  • 100% of Brodart's steel scrap is recycled.
  • 100% of waste cardboard is recycled.
  • Approximately one ton of paper waste per month is recycled.

Air Quality and Emissions

  • Our UV finishing process is 100% free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
  • Metal furniture and parts are powder coated using a system 100% free of VOCs and HAPs.
  • Waterborne sealer and topcoats with low VOC and HAP levels can be requested on other furniture items.
  • Our state-of-the-art dust collection system collects all wood dust generated by the furniture plant, filters the air, and returns it to the plant, thereby saving heat.
  • Brodart complies with stringent CARB guidelines.

 

 

Resources

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