2021 Wood Furniture Scoreboard Results Announced


Retailers and furniture makers have reacted more than ever to guidelines that help protect forests and contribute to the sustainable use of wood and other materials, according to a new report. The Scoreboard 2021 for wooden furniture, of National Wildlife Federation and Sustainable furniture advice, assessed 118 furniture retailers on their wood sourcing policies.

“We are seeing a shift towards industry-wide sustainability, which is noticeable not only by the growing number of companies voluntarily engaging in this process, but also by the increasing scores of companies that have been rated. in previous years, ”said Barbara Bramble. , vice president of international wildlife conservation and corporate strategies at the National Wildlife Federation. “We applaud this year’s top and top scorers and honorable mentions and encourage all retailers to take the necessary steps to move towards responsible wood sourcing. “

“We have had more dramatic improvements in scores this year than in any previous year, we published this scorecard,” said Susan Inglis, Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.[MS1] . “I am proud of the companies in our industry who are committed to using a range of resources that we are able to offer. I know their own businesses, as well as the world’s forests, will benefit from their effective implementation of strong policies for wood furniture sourcing, and I take comfort in that! “

This year, of the 118 companies reviewed, 17 achieved top marks, 20 top marks and six honorable mentions. Leading the way in sustainable practices are Cisco Home, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., The arrangement and Working wonders.

Now in its fourth year, the Wood Furniture Scorecard continues to set the standard for responsible wood sourcing. As the number of high-scoring retailers increases year on year, consumers and businesses alike are becoming aware that unsustainable sourcing practices are simply no longer acceptable. The scorecard acts as a comprehensive buying guide for conscientious consumers and as a model for retailers to improve their wood sourcing practices and contribute to their environmental, social and overall governance performance.

The Wood Furniture Scorecard website gives consumers information on the sustainability of their favorite retailers and offers tips and tools for companies to improve and implement their wood sourcing policies. To learn more, visit: https://sustainablefurnishings.org/

About the National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is the largest conservation organization in the United States, uniting all Americans to ensure the prosperity of wildlife in a rapidly changing world. follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the Sustainable Furniture Council

Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy environments indoors and out, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety and health issues in the furniture industry and by championing initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its qualifying members respond to environmental and social issues and offer specific information to consumers, the media and other partners. Sustainable Furniture.org |@SFCouncil

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