Do companies have goals beyond the stuff they produce? We like to think so.
We started off with scrap aluminum.
Not because it was ‘green’, but because it made sense.
Since 1944, we’ve used waste materials to make chairs with a long life. Our first chair, the 1006 Navy is built from recycled aluminum. With endless recyclability and life-time warranty, it's the ultimate in sustainability - and the standard we measure ourselves against. Now it's time to get to work on our carbon footprint.
So, what does "carbon footprint" actually mean?
Think of carbon footprint measurement like a nutrition label, but for products. The better we understand carbon footprints, the better we can compare and evaluate the products we choose to surround ourselves with.
Carbon footprint data shows the greenhouse gases (=CO2 emissions) that are emitted to create a product. As you know, all products have an impact on the environment. As you also know, we all need to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, to minimize global warming. Measuring it is the first step towards reducing it.
It's on all of us to reduce our carbon footprint.
We can all do our bit. Refuse, Reduce, Recycle. Avoid virgin, single-use plastic. Choose products designed for a long life. Question before we buy.
At Emeco, we'll continue to do what we believe is right - "begin with what's left over, turn it into what will last" - and challenge ourselves, and others, to do more with less.