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Brown Jordan Joins The Sustainable Furnishings Council

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The Sustainable Furnishings Council  reported that Brown Jordan International, Inc. (“BJI”) is now a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (“SFC”). As a leading manufacturer in the outdoor furniture industry, BJI is dedicated and focused on “greener” approaches in all aspects of its business.  As the home furnishings industry’s most comprehensive training program, the GREENleaders certified sustainability training from SFC supports BJI with the knowledge and credentials to ultimately differentiate themselves as experts in sustainability.

The six-unit GREENleaders program covers a wide-range of topics pertinent to the home furnishings industry and sustainability, such as environmental issues, sourcing green products, and designing and operating green interiors. Chris Carmicle, a President at BJI, stated “we have been developing a culture that supports sustainability in all aspects of our business for many years now and this membership and accreditation for employees is a logical step as we continue to do our part towards developing a cleaner future around us.”  Jeff Hiller, SFC President commented, "We are pleased to welcome BJI's membership in the SFC.  We applaud their eco-initiatives for environmentally safe and sound outdoor furnishings. Not only have they made investments to develop the right types of products, BJI also invested in education for key staff who gained accreditation in the SFC's GreenLeaders Certified Sustainability Training program. They are an outstanding example that even the largest companies can take major steps toward improving the sustainability of their operations at all levels."

About Brown Jordan International: Brown Jordan International, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets retail and contract furnishings under the brand names Brown Jordan, Winston, La-Z-Boy Outdoor, BJI, Casual Living, and Wabash Valley among others. Brown Jordan International’s National Account Division headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky with offices and manufacturing facilities located both domestically and internationally.

About The Sustainable Furnishings Council: The #1 green organization in home furnishings, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) promotes best sustainable practices and assists companies in adopting them.   Since its inception in 2006, the SFC has grown rapidly to over 400 corporate members including retailers, manufacturers, designers, suppliers.  Through a national print advertising campaign featuring celebrity designers, the SFC reaches out to consumers to develop interest in purchasing sustainable home furnishings.

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