> Protecting the Environment

At Sleeptronic
® our commitment to the environment is best described as a journey of continuous improvement. Working collaboratively with our suppliers and customers, we are committed through the Sleeptronic ® Biosleep® Sustainability Initiative to serve as a trusted, environmentally conscious manufacturer of high quality mattresses and foundations for the markets we supply. That commitment directly impacts the way in which we operate and influences everything that we do.

A. Certi-Pur US:

At Sleeptronic
® we take great pride in the design of our products and exercise care in the selection of c omponents used to manufacture those products. The cushioning and support materials used in the construction of all mattresses manufactured in our facility that include polyurethane foams feature the CertiPUR-US ® certification. CertiPUR-US® certification provides assurance that these polyurethane foam materials are made without:

- Formaldehyde

- Ozone Depleters

- PDBEs, TDCPP or TCEP (Tris) flame retardants

- Mercury, Lead and other heavy metals

CertiPUR-US® certification provides peace of mind that these materials have been tested to meet CertiPUR-US ® rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance and durability.

B – Transportation: In cooperation with our transportation provider, Sleeptronic ® utilizes the latest technologies to make certain that deliveries are made to our customers over the fewest possible miles and utilizing modern equipment that is fuel efficient. When possible, all deliveries are made utilizing trailers that are loaded to capacity to maximize fuel usage and minimize repeat trips to the same location. Inbound raw materials are often compressed and bundled to maximize fuel efficiency on deliveries received at our factory.

C – Scrap Recovery and Recycling: From cardboard to paper to foam scraps produced in our sewing processes, Sleeptronic ® recycles nearly all waste products produced throughout the manufacturing process. Wood packaging is bundled and returned to our suppliers for reuse. Scrap steel and cardboard packaging materials are sold to aligned industries that utilize them for a broad range of products. Foam and fabric trimmings from our cut and sew department are a key ingredient in carpet padding.

D – Energy Efficient Operation: Skylights throughout most of our facility allow natural light to supply illumination for much of our manufacturing facility. High efficiency LED floods provide all exterior security illumination for our manufacturing facility, and LED track lighting in our headquarters showroom lower temperatures and contribute to energy savings. Motion sensors installed throughout office areas make certain that office lighting is only turned on when needed.

High efficiency air movers designed to maximize cross ventilation and circulation have eliminated the need for Air Conditioning throughout our manufacturing operation.

E – Supplier Selection: Sleeptronic® sources raw materials and components from many environmentally conscious suppliers who actively work to minimize their environmental impact. The following are excerpts from the environmental awareness statements from some of our major component and raw material suppliers

· Leggett and Platt (Springs)

To make steel, our metallurgists formulate a recipe and then add 95% recycled scrap steel to the largest electric furnace in North America. That steel recipe determines how the end product will turn out. We melt the scrap using an electrical arc created by passing a current through solid carbon electrodes. The material liquefies, then a technician checks its initial chemical composition and makes coarse adjustments.

· General Packaging (Wood)

Environmental responsibility is everyone’s business, including ours. General Packaging puts considerable energy and resources towards environmental stewardship. We work diligently to promote sustainable products from renewable sources…. We source lumber raw materials from mills with established sustainability programs…. We collect and recycle wood shorts and end trim pieces, which are shredded and used for farm animal bedding, mulch, residential building materials like oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing, and paper pulp.

· Culp Home Fashions (Ticking)

Culp, Inc. is committed to providing innovative products to our customers while conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner … Some of our environmental initiatives include: Recycling of cardboard/plastics/metal/wood, water recycling, repurposing of yarn and fabric waste … and including environmentally sound materials in product offerings by utilizing post-consumer recycled polyester yarn and PVC-free products.

· Carpenter (Polyurethane Foam)

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Carpenter’s commitment to a sustainable environment comes from their founding philosophy: "We must do the best we can to serve ourselves, but we should not forget that in the final analysis, we serve society whose approval of our actions forms the basis for the existence of our company. Carpenter is committed to investing in equipment and procedures that improve quality and reduce waste. Their Natural Foaming Technology process, for example, uses C02 as a blowing agent instead of ozone-depleting or cancer-causing chemicals. To save energy in transportation, Carpenter use squeeze trailers and bun compressors that triple the amount of foam we ship in a single shipment. Carpenter owns a significant fleet of rail cars which they use to transport raw materials to their plants, saving fuel and reducing highway congestion. As good neighbors, Carpenter conducts regular environmental audits at each of their facilities to make sure they comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

·Future Foam (Polyurethane Foam)

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Led by top talents who have spent their careers developing recycling processes, helping the environment is engrained in the Future Foam culture and how they do business. For Future Foam, environmental stewardship is not just a nice thing to do. All of their carpet cushion foam products are 100% recyclable after use. They partner with top tier suppliers for recyclable material, then comb and repurpose nearly 100 different types of foam back into their products. Future Foam collaborated with Nike to create Stepahead with Nike. They grind carpet cushion that diverts approximately 7 million pounds of postindustrial shoe scrap from landfills to reuse. Whether it’s standard recycling or pioneering processes for postindustrial plastics, corrugated and foam, Future Foam is looking to the future as leaders in industrial recycling and sustainability.

·Talalay Global (Latex Foams)
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The Talalay Global harvesting and manufacturing processes start with natural, biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air and water. The rubber trees are not harmed in the latex harvesting process. In fact, they are productive for 25 years, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and helping to reduce greenhouse gases. Talalay Global is also mindful of their energy and water consumption during the manufacturing process. Their manufacturing automation optimizes energy usage for the molding stage and our state of the art factory features energy efficient lighting. Their multi-stage wash process is engineered so that it minimizes the amount of water consumed without reducing the quality of the finished product. Talalay GLobal latex foams are poured and distributed from a world-class facility in Shelton, CT - thus avoiding the carbon impact of the long, overseas journey of finished comfort and support layers of globally sourced Latex.