High Point Furniture – High Point, NC

The High Point furniture components facility began diverting waste from landfill in 2009 when it implemented the EFEC (Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture) program. From the beginning, the facility was amazed at the employee enthusiasm and participation and individual and team efforts that have been contributed year after year. In 2014, the facility was registered as Landfill Free and won the award for Outstanding Business Recycling Program presented by the Carolina Recycling Association. High Point was also a finalist to receive the Sage Award that recognizes excellence in sustainable business practices, social responsibility, and profitable growth. In early 2018, High Point Furniture was awarded the highest level (Steward) of the Environmental Sustainability Initiative program in North Carolina.

The facility has worked on numerous sustainability projects since joining the EFEC program, such as:

  • Reduced pallet purchases
  • Decreased electricity usage
  • Reduced oily materials and oil purchases
  • Reduced natural gas consumption
  • Implemented color-coded recycling stations
  • Created a garden for employees to enjoy
  • Helped numerous other manufacturing companies reach their sustainability goals