Our Commitment to Eco-Friendly Cabinet Manufacturing
Preserving our environment for the future
"Protection of the environment is a priority for MBCI. Our goal is to be a good neighbor in our communities and help preserve the environment for the benefit of future generations." — Dave Randich, President
Sustainability today is about choices – those that we make as a cabinet manufacturer and those that you make as a consumer. Some eco-friendly cabinetry options require systemic changes, while others are simple to implement, however both contribute significantly to a more livable future.
Taking Steps That Make a Difference
At MasterBrand, cutting waste, reducing energy use and conserving resources are important steps in realizing our long-standing sustainability goals. From wood chips to computer chips, up to 90% of the waste produced in our cabinet-manufacturing process is reused or recycled, avoiding landfills. Our wood scraps, for example, are used for animal bedding, boiler fuel and are mixed with wax to make fireplace starter logs.
Recognized Environmental Leadership
Administered by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association (KCMA) and aligned with the National Association of Home Builders' Green Home Building Guidelines, the voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) certifies companies that demonstrate the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products and minimize their environmental impact by recycling wastes and using low emission coatings.
As a responsible manufacturer of high-quality cabinetry products, MasterBrand is committed to complying with all government regulatory and environmental requirements for eco-friendly cabinet manufacturing. In addition to ensuring that our manufacturing processes are in accordance with the highest government and industry standards, we also believe in providing consumers with easy access to information about these guidelines. View the most recent regulatory information concerning MasterBrand's products and processes by visiting our material safety data sheet (PDF).
The health of our communities is equally important to the wellness of our planet. This is why our approach to sustainability encompasses both community involvement and environmental initiatives.
Communities need, and deserve, support from local businesses in order to thrive. This is why community service is integral to MasterBrand's core beliefs. We contribute to many national and local organizations through both financial and non-financial means. Recent activities include:
- Providing labor, money, and cabinetry materials to Habitat for Humanity
- Supporting local Relay for Life teams and the American Red Cross
- Sponsoring youth athletics, scouting and academic ventures such as Junior Achievement
- Hosting "Denim Fridays," a casual Friday dress option to raise funds for a different charity each week – all employees who wear jeans to work donate $1 for the privilege.