*All of Woodhaven’s Cabinet manufacturers have achieved ESP Certification.*
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) - Environmental Stewardship Program certification for commitment to the responsible use of natural resources through sound environmental management and sustainable practices.
In 2006, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) created the Environmental Stewardship Program to help cabinet manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and help consumers easily identify environmentally-friendly products. After meeting certification requirements in areas of air quality, product and process resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations, cabinet manufacturers can display the ESP seal on their products. The ESP seal helps you identify cabinets and cabinet manufacturers who are committed to protecting the environment.
Crystal Green - Core Cabinets
Crystal’s Green-Core cabinets are made with materials that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment and are a perfect option for the environmentally- and health-conscious customer. When you choose Green-Core by Crystal, you get the added environmental benefits and the finest custom cabinetry with a tradition of handcrafted quality for 60 years.
Crystal supports the concept that sound environmental practices add inherent value to our products. Crystal’s environmental stewardship is reflected in three important ways: sustainable use of natural resources, reduction in waste, and reformulating materials and processes to be among the best and most efficient in the industry. This translates not only into a better company, but a better product and most importantly, a better world.
Using Green-Core materials in your kitchen may help qualify your project for points under the recycled content and low-emitting materials sections of prominent green building third party verification systems:
Green-Core cabinetry qualifies as Environmentally Preferable Products in the revised LEED for homes.
Crystal Cabinets Statement of Environmental Ethics
Crystal expects all members to balance the needs of the company with careful, responsible stewardship of the environment. We believe the scope of this stewardship includes–
- human and financial resources
- corporate facilities
- natural environment and natural resources
- With an emphasis on personal responsibility, we expect wise and effective use of all resources.
We will have documented policies for making decisions with regard to reducing waste, recycling waste and manufacturing by-products, conserving energy, and using recycled or rapidly-renewable materials in our products and processes.
Natural Resource Stewardship Policy
Crystal strives to understand and utilize recycled and rapidly-renewable materials and suppliers or strategic partners who practice responsible stewardship. We consider this policy to include the effective use of raw materials and finding ways to recycle and or reuse our by-products. We favor the use of recycled-content materials when feasible. We support any and all organized recycling programs and participate as a matter of corporate philosophy (e.g. paper, cardboard, beverage containers, scrap metal, transport packaging, wood fiber, etc.). We will favor the use of products or suppliers that share this philosophy.
Energy Conservation Policy
Crystal strives to understand and reduce the impact of our processes, policies and product on greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption. Some of the ways we will do this include: installing energy-conserving lighting and motors; evaluating the use of biomass rather than fossil fuels when feasible; adding hybrid vehicles to our fleet, etc.
We understand energy conservation to include our choice of materials, processes, policies and equipment. We expect value-added, responsible use of resources to ensure future sustainability and quality of life.