Since 1921 Fairfield Chair Company has been a family owned business operating its facility in Lenoir, North Carolina.
We sell our products throughout United States and in many foreign countries. In order to protect the health and well being of our community, employees, customers and planet, we take a proactive approach to protecting the environment. It is our goal to protect and preserve the environment and its natural resources while designing, manufacturing, and distributing quality furniture products for our customers.
We will also strive to adopt our own standards where laws or regulations either do not exist or do not adequately protect the environment.
Fairfield Chair Company will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. To achieve this goal, we will: Identify and modify corporate practices which result in hazards to our employees, the general public, or the environment.
We will establish meaningful performance goals for reducing these hazards that are measurable and track our performance with the aim of achieving continuous improvement. Encourage employees to report company practices which may have an adverse environmental impact and suggest modifications which could reduce or eliminate the environmental impact.
Our employees are our greatest asset. Their cooperation is vital to our ability to identify, modify and prevent corporate practices which may be harmful to the environment.
Work closely with governmental agencies, trade associations, community groups and others to develop and implement effective environmental laws and regulations.
We will take all appropriate steps to insure that we meet or exceed all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Make pertinent environmental information available to our employees, governmental authorities, and the general public. Our goal is to establish a constructive dialogue regarding environmental issues with all interested parties.
Make health, safety, and environmental considerations a priority in our strategic planning for existing and future products, processes and facilities.
As of June 1, 2018, and until March 22, 2019, composite wood products sold, supplied, offered for sale, manufactured, or imported in the United States were required to be labeled as CARB ATCM Phase II or TSCA Title VI compliant. After March 22, 2019, composite wood products must be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant. These products include: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products.
Some Fairfield Chair products contain CWP. Any product with hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard is subject to this Federal regulation. We have certifications from our suppliers that our products containing CWP are certified as compliant.
The state of California revised Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117). The new standards outline the changes in flammability testing saying that as of January 1, 2014, manufacturers may transition from the open flame test process adopted and mandated in 1975 to the new methods for smolder resistance of cover fabrics, barrier materials, resilient filling materials, and decking materials for use in upholstered furniture.” Manufacturers will have one year to come into full mandatory compliance with the standards. The revision changes the testing requirements, but it does not explicitly call for the elimination of flame-retardant chemicals.
Fairfield tests our components annually to meet UFAC requirements. This certifies our components as meeting CAL TB 117-2013.
Certification means the issuance of a written General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) in which the manufacturer or importer certifies that its non-children's (general use) product complies with all applicable consumer product safety rules (or similar rules, bans, standards, or regulations under any law enforced by the Commission for that product.)
We meet this requirement by being lead free in our finishing materials.
Purpose of the Act: The FPLA is designed to facilitate value comparisons and to prevent unfair or deceptive packaging and labeling of many household "consumer commodities."
We comply with Made in USA labeling requirements
The Responsible Down Standard is a voluntary standard that aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm. It is our hope that the standard can be used to reward and influence the down and feather industry to incentivize practices that respect the humane treatment of ducks and geese.
Fairfield has have received compliance certificates from both our suppliers that supply down and feather filled fillings.
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
We meet the regulations of PROP 65 through our labeling and customer notifications. We label all our products.