We take so much pride in being a locally owned and operated business that we make it our priority to give back to our community and our planet so we can keep doing what we love for generations to come.
When it comes to environmental considerations, we are proud to be FSC Certified. The FSC certification is the only framework supported by environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF. It sets a benchmark for all forestry organizations and communities. This certification increasingly enforces stringent requirements on environmentally responsible procurement practices, becoming FSC certified gives forest owners and timber producers access to new markets and a stronger, more diverse customer base, creating higher revenues. FSC prohibits illegal logging, forest degradation, and deforestation in certified areas. By being certified, we are doing our bit to protect forest ecosystems and reduce the impact of climate change. For all of the information regarding FSC and the certification, please visit ic.fsc.org*
We also boast a strict 0% landfill on all construction waste, which is turned into bio fuel for electricity ensuring we do our part to keep our processes as environmentally friendly as possible right here in Dartmouth.
We have deep ties within our community, and with the history of our showroom's building, we have made it our mission to give back to the Nova Scotia's Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society. Every year the Society, with the help and participation of firefighters throughout Nova Scotia, holds special fund raising events. For over 35 years the annual Bowl-A-Thon for Burn Care, where firefighters, burn care nurses, burn support groups and their families travel to Halifax for a fun day of bowling, is just one of the larger events hosted by the Society.
The proceeds from these events are primarily used to fulfill special requests from the QE2 Hospital and the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital For Children - the two burn treatment centres in Nova Scotia and, to operate a week long summer camp (Camp Connect) for burn survivors of all ages. As well, the Society is involved with the Nova Scotia Burn Support Group. This volunteer organization is comprised of burn survivors who come together to share experiences and to discuss how to cope with the physical and emotional needs resulting from burn injuries.**
We do our best to give back to other smaller, local associations, groups, churches, and individuals. From providing updated kitchens to soup kitchens to donating cabinets to schools with children with special needs to donating to Habitat for Humanity, we are proud to be active and involved members of our wonderful community.
*Info taken from ic.fsc.org
**Info from taken nsffbts.ca