At La-Z-Boy, we understand the impact our operations have on the environment, both locally and globally. That’s why we’re committed to integrating environmentally sound and sustainable business practices into everything we do (see our environmental policy). Our goal is to craft high-quality products, while having the least environmental impact. We are focused on reducing waste, increasing recycling and energy efficiency, and consuming fewer resources.
In addition, we work cooperatively with our suppliers to foster compliance with applicable laws and regulations concerning environmental protection through their conformity with our Supplier Code of Conduct and Product Stewardship program.
Commitment to Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC)
La-Z-Boy believes in our collective responsibility to manage and protect the world’s natural resources for future generations.
As part of that responsibility, we are EFEC registered (American Home Furnishing Alliance) and have implemented the EFEC comprehensive environmental management program at our manufacturing facilities. The EFEC program’s eleven elements establish measurable goals for reducing our environmental footprint.
EFEC trained employees
Employees at our registered plants have gone through EFEC training programs and characterized their facility-specific environmental footprint.
In addition to adopting the EFEC program’s eleven elements, we have developed plans for energy, water and waste reduction at each facility.
Our EFEC registered facilities include the La-Z-Boy USA Branded Manufacturing plants, La-Z-Boy Casegoods (Kincaid, American Drew and Hammary) and our World Headquarters in Monroe, Michigan, which is also LEED-certified. Located in Saltillo, Mexico, our Cut and Sew Center was the first international facility in our industry to be EFEC registered. In addition, La-Z-Boy USA Branded Manufacturing, Kincaid and American Drew are Sustainable by Design (SBD) registered (American Home Furnishings Alliance), meaning their global supply partners must also manage their environmental performance. Kincaid has the distinction of being the first Casegoods company to achieve SBD designation.
Our corporate office monitors utilities data (electric, natural gas, water and wastewater) for our La-Z-Boy Branded Manufacturing operations (including our Cut and Sew Center in Mexico), La-Z-Boy Casegoods U.S. operations, La-Z-Boy Distribution Centers, La-Z-Boy corporate-owned Retail stores and our World Headquarters (“utility monitored operations”).
In addition, we monitor waste and recycling data for our La-Z-Boy Branded Manufacturing operations which generate the majority of our waste and recycling materials (“waste and recycling monitored operations”).
We evaluate methods to increase our corporate data collection systems for our other business units.
We have response plans in place to address various site-specific environmental, health and safety response plans. We have not had a material environmental emergency or major environmental controversy in Fiscal 2018 (May 2017 through April 2018).