Bedding B Corp Malouf reveals the progress of sustainability
Maalouf, the furniture manufacturer, recently released its 2022 impact report, which shows the company’s sustainability and philanthropic initiatives.
The report details Utah-based Logan’s social and environmental initiatives in 2022, including product waste reduction adaptations, sustainable sourcing options, and employee benefits. Among those employee benefits, the company has expanded its paid vacation program, adding additional days to allow workers to take a break. Maalouf also reported that employees took a total of 1,362 hours of charity leave to volunteer.
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The report also summarizes Maloof’s sustainable product practices, including the use of recycled wood, sustainable Tencel fabrics and natural latex. The company has also identified sustainable practices in its facilities, including reducing food waste, updating packaging to recyclable or eco-friendly alternatives, and reducing carbon emissions.
“Today’s consumers are looking for socially responsible brands, and this is a trend we’re seeing across many industries,” said Eric Holmstead, President of Maloof. “Through our initiatives at Maalouf, we serve the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits, providing our retail partners with quality products they and their customers can feel good about.”
Corporate impact reporting is becoming more common in the home goods industry, with companies such as Ikea and Williams-Sonoma setting goals and achievements for their environmental and social responsibility.
In 2019, Maalouf was named B Corp certified, which required the company to go through a rigorous certification process through the nonprofit B Labs. As part of its B Corp status, Malouf is also required to publish an annual impact report to stay accountable for its actions and raise awareness about the B Corp movement, which was created to hold companies accountable for their environmental and social impact.
In addition to highlighting the company’s work on sustainability and social issues, the report also outlined how funding for the Maloof Foundation is distributed to benefit survivors of child abuse and trafficking.
“We always strive to support our employees and give back to the community,” said Cassie Maalouf, Co-Founder of Maalouf and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Malouf Foundation. “The Malouf Foundation is an essential part of our identity, both as a company and as a brand.”
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