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Seven Companies Score High on Sustainable Wood Sourcing

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have launched the Wood Furniture Scorecard, a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies for over 50 of the largest furniture retailers in North America.

Published on a dedicated website and available through both organizations, the scorecard covers publicly available information on how companies source virgin wood. It also evaluates company use of recycled and reclaimed wood.

Scorecard results include seven top scorers: ABC Carpet & Home, Williams-Sonoma Group, Ikea, Crate & Barrel, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, City Furniture, and Target.

Six companies earned honorable mentions, and two companies publicly pledged to adopt comprehensive wood sourcing policies within a year in response to the scorecard.

The Wood Furniture Scorecard was developed to promote good forest management, based on an understanding that the furniture industry might, knowingly or not, be using illegally logged and otherwise unsustainably produced wood within their extremely complex supply chains.

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