Sustainable Furniture Council

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The Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC) is a non-profit industry association which aims to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike. Though the SFC does not itself certify members, membership in SFC acknowledges that a company has already met standards of sustainability. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency of climate change, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under our control.

SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow.

SFC members support the triple bottom line of people, planet, profits and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.

SFC has the following goals:

  • To raise awareness of the sustainability issue
  • To assist companies in adopting good practices
  • To serve as an information clearing house
  • To create a symbol of assurance for consumers

To learn more about the Sustainable Furniture Council visit their website at