Sustainability | health & wellbeing |CSR | awards
We support sustainability initiatives through 3rd party certification such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] and the Sustainable Materials Rating Technologies [SMaRT]. Additionally, we support furniture factories that adhere to environmental best practices such as Greenguard, the Forest Stewardship Council, the Chicago Climate Exchange and U.S. Green Building Council.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
In support of the Health and Well-being goals in Higher Ed and in Corporate communities, we are making a leadership effort to instruct on the safety of the office furniture we sell. We are supporting Knoll’s newest initiatives in sustainability, health, and wellbeing. Where possible, we are working to eliminate the following chemicals that are typically found in paints, fabrics, and finishes -
Per- and poly-fluorinated compounds (PFCs)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)
In addition to our leadership in sustainability, a key corporate responsibility initiative is to share the obligation for our industry and our company's impact on the social welfare of our community. To that effect we actively donate furniture and IT equipment to a number of local charities and nonprofit organizations.
The end result is two-fold: helping an organization with their furniture and IT budgets needs while simultaneously diverting furniture from the landfill. Environmental and social responsibility are core values of our company – even when it costs our bottom line.
The Green Dot Award recognizes outstanding sustainable products and sustainable services which are manufactured and delivered in an environmentally friendly manner. De Clercq Office Group was selected as a Commercial Services winner for our ‘Office Furniture Rescue’ program, where we work with clients to reuse, donate, or recycle unwanted goods.
OFFICE FURNITURE RESCUE
During and after the renovation process our goal is to save furniture and IT from the landfill. We achieve this through our office furniture rescue program. Depending on the size and scope of unwanted goods, we look first to sell your leftover product. If you have a substantial amount of furniture we hold auctions to maximize any remaining monetary value. Next, we will donate on your behalf any unsold furniture to charities. We support a dozen local charities.
To Date We’ve Recycled Over 1,050,000 lbs