Decca has a long-standing tradition of caring for our people and our natural environment, instituting sustainable practices as early as the 1980's. We are proud of the commitment we have made to promote a healthy, sustainable natural environment and view our environmental agenda as integral to our role not only as an industry leader but also a citizen of the world. As Decca has emerged in the global marketplace, we have also moved forward to become a truly sustainable corporation dedicated to economic, environmental and social equity.
Today, environmental responsibility is a core value in our corporate culture. As a leading manufacturer, we know that - like every business - we use a significant amount of raw materials and energy. We create waste. We contribute to the carbon footprint of the world's industries. But as a global business, we can step up to make a difference by building "green" principles into every new product. We can find new and better ways to use the natural resources that we require in an efficient and responsible matter. Through our Citizen Decca Program, we will continue to work to ensure that our products positively impact the environment and promote safe, healthy places to live, work and play.
Going "green" at Decca means purchasing wood harvested from sustainable sources and using renewable energy wherever possible. It means minimizing waste, reducing emissions and providing a safe, healthy workplace for our employees. In fact, Decca is in the process of rethinking everything we do - from sourcing materials to product design to packaging and shipping. It's a big job - with its own risks and costs - but these initiatives are necessary to our future as a business and to our identity as a responsible citizen of the global community.
On 13 January 2009, we proudly announce that Decca is the first Asian-based manufacturer to receive GREENGUARD® certification for our office furniture and hospitality furniture products. Decca's products have been tested for their chemical emissions performance and are now Greenguard Indoor Air Qualify Certified as low emitting furnishings. This achievement assures customers that Decca products can con-tribute points to fulfill the U.S. Green Building Council's LEEDTM rating system and the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes rating system.
Decca is also a manufacturer capable to produce FSCTM certified products, offering an advantage to those customers who seek a responsible manufacturing partner to help realize their own sustainable goals.
Forest Stewardship CouncilTM
Certified products come from well managed forest.
Promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests via chain of custody program of Forest Management Program.
Greenguard Environmental Institute
An industry independent third party testing program for low emitting products and materials.
Aims to improve indoor air quality, public health and quality of life.
Greenguard certification is an important tool for architects, designers and product specifiers who want to specify low-emitting products to meet new guidelines for green-built environments in the States.