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How is B2C Furniture sustainable for the environment?Updated 2 months ago

Sustainability for us starts at the source. Our beautiful furniture is constructed from hardwood timber, ethically sourced from plantations in Malaysia. We are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) for our tree felling and conservation practices, and this spirit shines through from the sourcing of the timber right to when it makes its way into your homes as furniture. We are also certified by the ACCC and adhere to their strict regulations regarding sustainability practices and the use of non-toxic materials in our furniture.

What makes us different from a lot of other furniture companies is that we work directly side by side with our manufacturer to ensure safe, ethical and sustainable practices are being used wherever possible. One of the advantages of being a genuine direct from manufacturer company (Business 2 Consumer), is that we get our information directly from the source! Having this direct line of critical information is one of the key points that cemented our partnership with corporations like Bunnings, who have strict compliance mandates to ensure they only work with ethical brands. 

We have an incredible group of passionate team members who travel between Malaysia and Australia to ensure all of our strict policies for our supply chain network and logistics are being adhered to wholeheartedly by our manufacturer, including the Modern Slavery Act and sustainablity practices. 

Further on our sustainability practices, the rubber plantation trees that we make use of are generally harvested for wood after they complete the latex producing cycle - when they are 25 to 30 years old. This makes rubberwood sustainable in that the wood is harvested from a renewable source and not discarded after it has completed its cycle. We also use other sustainable and renewable materials such as bamboo, banana leaf wicker and Acacia Timber in our outdoor furniture range, as well as a selection of fabrics which are comprised of 100% recylced plastics. 

It doesn’t all start and end with the wood, though! The paint and sealant grades used on our beds and other products are Low VOC and pass EN71 safety certifications, which is a universal certification for furniture and toys. Low VOC paint and glue grades are used on products to ensure that the finish doesn't dissipate over time, and also ensures longevity of the aesthetic.

At B2C we understand that sustainability isn’t stagnant, it’s a journey, and as such we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to be environmentally friendly across all aspects of our business - from the felling of trees right down to the packaging that makes its way to your homes. We are constantly updating and improving our practices to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.

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