When you take into consideration not only the environmental impact of the raw materials used but also the energy consumed, waste generated and pollutional impacts; responsible manufacturing completed on a large scale starts to become a BIG deal.
At STEVENSWOOD® we are commited to being responsible and efficient in our manufacturing processes. We continually invest in technologies to improve everything from upgrading data flow sharing and enhancing engineering processes, to quality control and improvements for operations and production.
We are also proud to provide products that support safe and healthy environments for the consumer. One of the key components of our product is that it is naturally environmentally friendly. Our core materials consist of 100% recycled and/or recovered fiber. For a more natural and safer product we are using no-added Urea Formaldahyde cores.
We strive to be good stewards and do our part to eliminate
pollution and be frugal in our manufacturing.
Learn about our values and practices.
Stevens Industries, Inc., continues to improve the company's depth of involvement in environmental long term commitments with the addition of the U.L. GREENGUARD GOLD Certification Program and by staying current with the ever changing landscape of rules, guidelines and regulations. Our fully assembled casework and furniture systems and our laminated panels have achieved U.L. GREENGUARD GOLD Certification and provide numerous LEED potential contributions for consideration on your current project.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™, created by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The LEED Rating System was created to transform the built environment to sustainability by providing the building industry with consistent, credible standards for what constitutes a green building. Our efforts to help you achieve LEED credits are summarized on our LEED Statement.
Sound and proven forest management practices are a direct result of companies like Stevens Industries aggressively participating in the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification for Chain of Custody. Our Certification was granted by Scientific Certification Systems after completing an extensive audit of the Stevens Manufacturing and Sales processes. Our Chain of Custody certification # is SCS-COC-001662. Please ask about FSC® products.
Stevens has taken an active role in assuring compliance to U.S. - Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - Title VI regulations through our involvement with the Composite Panel Association (CPA) and our continued work with our suppliers. Most, if not all, panel manufacturers are changing to resin system using no added formaldehyde.
The CPA is the North American trade association for producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardboard and other compatible products. Dedicated to increasing the acceptance and use of composite panel products and educating users about their benefits. As an accredited standard developer for the American National Standards Institute, CPA sponsors and publishes industry product standards and participates in the standards development work of the American Society for Testing and Materials and others.
Stevens has actively been working to reduce all Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) including formaldehyde content in our products and is at near zero for finished laminated composite panels and furnishings. Stevens products fabricated from TFL and HPL laminated panels contain formaldehyde as an ingredient, which may post outgas at or less than 0.0073 parts per million (ppm). We find no other reportable standard chemicals referred to under the VOC rules. This has been determined through the review of MSD (Material Safety Data) sheets for each of the components of the panels in general use at Stevens.
Our current listing for U.L. GREENGUARD Gold Certificate compliant products.