Washington, DC (January 17, 2013) — The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) today announced that the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has joined ASBC, a business policy advocacy group based in Washington, DC.
“The Sustainable Furnishings Council represents an important industry association that is demonstrating how business can be successful financially, as it creates greater social and environmental benefit. Their voice is an important addition to ASBC as the SFC members are not only transforming the marketplace but also advocating for the policies that will help us create the necessary system wide changes for safer chemicals and products that consumers are demanding,” said David Levine CEO and Co-founder of ASBC.
“We are delighted to be joining our voices with ASBC and others who share our commitment to growing an industry by greening it up. Joining now makes especially good sense for SFC because several of ASBC’s current campaigns relate directly to our own work and concerns, including efforts to ensure that we in the US have a strong carbon pollution rule, that our US Toxic Substances Control Act is reformed, that there are Benefit Corporation statutes in every state, and that there is strong support for US manufacturing,” said Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council is recognized as the #1 organization in green home furnishings. A balanced coalition of industry players founded in 2006 to promote sustainable practices throughout the industry, the organization provides its member companies with resources, education, networking, and marketing support. SFC’s 400 members include suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, media and ENGO’s including World Wildlife Fund and Rainforest Alliance. www.sustainablefurnishings.org
The American Sustainable Business Council and its member organizations represent more than 150,000 businesses nationwide, and more than 300,000 entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and investors. The council includes chambers of commerce, trade associations, and groups representing small business, investors, microenterprise, social enterprise, green and sustainable business, local living economy, and women and minority business leaders. ASBC informs and engages policy makers and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant and sustainable economy. www.asbcouncil.org