LAKELAND – Badcock Home Furniture & more has been named one of the top rated companies on the Wood Furniture Scoreboard, a joint initiative of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation.
The initiative encourages furniture retailers to implement policies that promote responsible wood sourcing through corporate supply chains, according to a press release.
“Badcock developed a policy and then worked diligently and quickly to share it with all of its suppliers,” said CCC Executive Director Susan Inglis. “This is the kind of focused and swift action we all need to take to do our part in solving so many sustainability issues. I congratulate the whole team, it comforts me to see this proof of commitment.
Badcock joins a long list of furniture companies announcing sustainability measures. IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has announced plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, according to a Reuters report in 2018.
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In June, IKEA announced a new supplier program that will allow its 1,600 suppliers to use 100% renewable electricity in their production, according to a report on the Environment + Energy Leader website.
According to Badcock President and CEO Rob Burnette, “We have always focused on the needs of our customers – and since we both share a deep concern for the health and safety of our planet, become a member. responsible for the SFC was a logical continuation. not for us.
“Our commitment to best practice means reducing our carbon footprint, promoting sustainability and working for a healthy future,” he added.
Responsible sourcing of wood is just one of the many ways Badcock officials say they are dedicated to best practice. The company is also committed to reducing carbon emissions, consumer health and the environment, waste reduction, water management and product circularity.
Founded in 1904, WS Badcock Corporation is one of the largest privately held home furnishings companies in the United States. Based in Mulberry, its more than 380 corporate stores and associated merchants employ more than 2,500 people in eight southeastern states.
Its Badcock Home Furniture & more branded stores offer a full line of furniture, appliances, bedding, electronics, home office, accessories and seasonal items while providing internal financing to its customers.