Sustainability At A Glance

Environment

We continue to integrate environmentally friendly and sustainable practices into all La-Z-boy facilities
We implemented the Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC) management program at our N.A. manufacturing facilities to help reduce our environmental footprint
Our Severn, Maryland store relies on rooftop solar energy for approximately 70% of its energy needs as of FY 2019
Our World HQ and Dayton, Tennessee Innovation Center are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified from the U.S. Verde Building Council; our England HQ is going through the application process

Carbon & Climate

Monitor Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions at our U.S. facilities
Utilize on-site generated renewable wood fuels at our Dayton manufacturing facility
Our Dayton facility utilizes a biomass system which includes an induction chiller, to heat and cool the facility and provide steam for our kiln drying process, completely operated by utilizing wood offal

Natural Resources

Conservation efforts resulted in the reduction of more than 25 million gallons of water utilized in FY 2019 versus FY 2007
We primarily source domestic plantation wood for our U.S. facilities to minimize the impact on deforestation
Lacey Act compliant for imported woods to help minimize illegal deforestation

Reduce & Recycle

Across all facilities, we comply with applicable environmental laws, regulations and obligations in addition to working to reduce the environmental burden to the air, water and land
At our La-Z-boy branded facilities, Casegoods U.S., La-Z-boy RDCs and World Headquarters as of FY 2019:
  • Eliminated approximately 12 million pounds of landfill waste compared with FY 2007
  • Eight of our facilities are ZERO waste to the landfill
  • Reused or recycled non-hazardous waste: 97%

Vision for the Future…

Improve sustainability reporting by aligning with the SASB framework
Engage in initiatives to better understand our wood fiber supplier resources and ensure responsible forest harvesting
Implement processes to ensure VOC emissions remain below applicable EPA regulations
Investigate opportunities to add additional renewable energy resources to our facilities
Collaborate with industry experts to improve efficiencies and grow our sustainable programs with cost effective solutions
Continue to identify areas to implement renewable energy and reduce the carbon footprint of Phase 1 and Phase 2 emissions
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