Fermob Earns SFC’s
Exemplary Gold Recognition
Friday, August 11, 2017
Fermob, French manufacturer of design-driven outdoor furniture, has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability. The company completed the rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with SFC’s Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements, submitting audited evidence of achievements in operations, in production, and in outreach to attain recognition at the Gold level.
Bernard Reybier, CEO of Fermob, speaking for the company said, “The Sustainable Furnishings Council knows the importance of safeguarding the environment, both inside our homes and out. 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.”
Commenting on the process, SFC Standards Committee Chairman Gat Caperton said, “Fermob’s commitment to continuous improvement is testament to the high regard in which it holds the environment and its customers. The awarding of Gold Exemplary status proved easy for us following their years of hard work. 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.”
Since 1989, Fermob’s mission has been to create innovatively styled, high-quality outdoor furniture and accessories. For this company, “quality” most emphatically includes being healthy and made in an environmentally friendly manner.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council helps furnishings companies reduce energy consumption and minimize harmful chemical inputs in their production processes. The organization also helps consumers find products and sources that are healthy for families and for the environment. The standard for Exemplary Manufacturer recognition, established soon after the organization’s incorporation in 2007, emphasizes certifications that cover the “triple bottom line.”
“We are proud of Fermob’s achievement of this recognition,” says Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director. “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.”