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 components 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:
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
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)
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)
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.
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.
Innocor (polyurethane Foam)
Through our robust Environmental Audit program, we conduct
both internal and external environmental audits to ensure that we are meeting –
or surpassing – all regulatory requirements. All of our foam is manufactured
using an environmentally-friendly, state-of-the-art foam pouring process.