GRABILL, IN (November 15, 2013) – Grabill has been awarded Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). In order to qualify Grabill complied with a number of rigorous criteria in categories of air quality, product and process resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations.” They have met criteria in each of these categories, including:
• 100% of particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and plywood used in cabinets meets the formaldehyde emissions level of the California Air Resources Compwood ATCM and must be third-party certified to meet low formaldehyde emission standards;
• 75% of particleboard, MDF and hardboard used contain 100% recycled or recovered fiber content;
• Hardwoods, softwoods and plywood purchased are certified through a recognized sustainable forestry program;
• A documented energy conservation program is in place;
• A written Environmental Management System is available and enforced;
• A recycling program for process wastes is in place;
• All federal, state and local environmental requirements are observed; and
• Community involvement and leadership through service or charitable organizations is part of the company’s culture.
The result of such a rigorous program is that Grabill can offer cabinets that are verified as environmentally responsible. For information on the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, visit www.kcma.org. For information on ESP certified cabinets, visit www.greencabinetsource.org.