Fermob, a French outdoor furniture manufacturer, has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) for its commitment to the environment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability.
The company earned the distinction after meeting SFC’s Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements based on achievements in operations, production and outreach. Fermob’s mission is to create innovatively styled, high-quality outdoor furniture and accessories.
"The Sustainable Furnishings Council knows the importance of safeguarding the environment, both inside our homes and out,” said Fermob CEO Bernard Reybier. “Fermob has taken sustainability seriously for over 20 years when we invested in a zero-waste painting facility. We are honored that our efforts have been recognized at the Gold level by the SFC."
SFC Standards Committee Chairman Gat Caperton said awarding Fermob Gold Exemplary status was easy given the company’s years of hard work.
“Fermob’s commitment to continuous improvement is testament to the high regard in which it holds the environment and its customers,” Caperton said. “The company approaches manufacturing with the same elegance it demonstrates in its products. The SFC is proud to recognize their on-going efforts with Gold Exemplary status.”
The SFC helps furnishings companies reduce energy consumption and minimize the use of harmful chemicals. It also helps consumers find products that are sustainable and healthy for families. The Exemplary Manufacturer recognition standard was established soon after SFC’s incorporation in 2007.
“We are proud of Fermob’s achievement of this recognition,” said SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis. “This Gold Exemplary recognition shows consumers as well as professional specifiers the depth of the company’s commitment to the good of their customers, associates, vendors, community and the environment we all share.”