Because responsibility does not stop at national borders, Foremost is working to protect and sustain our global environment. By designing products that meet EPA standards like our Water Sense qualifying toilets that provide high efficiency waste removal while using 20% less water with every flush, Foremost is using innovative engineering to make the most of our resources. But that’s just a part of what Foremost does to insure sustainability.
Our bath vanities and furniture use California Air Resource Board (CARB) Phase II compliant wood products which limit urea-formaldehyde emissions into the environment. We only use wood products from managed forest resources to discourage clear-cut logging and the depletion of global rainforests. We encourage customers to order products using material that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, insuring the responsible use of our forest resources and equitable treatment of indigenous people of producing regions.
Foremost has also earned the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) certification for meeting requirements in the areas of air quality, product and process resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations. This certification allows Foremost to display the ESP seal on our products to identify us as a company committed to environmental responsibility.
Even our packaging and our marketing materials are eco-friendly. We use recyclable non-bleached cardboard, and we are in constant pursuit of new innovative manufacturing technologies, materials and packaging that will reduce our waste and limit the use of virgin materials even more. Our catalog is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper (FCS SGS Ref No. :11562561-4), and this binder itself is one of the most environmentally friendly on the market. Called "The Earth Binder," its front and back covers are made from 100% recycled residential mixed paper. Its spine is made from material that is FSC certified. It uses 20% recycled content in the steel rings and is printed using biodegradable inks.
Environmental responsibility is everyone's task at Foremost, to insure that we as a company protect our employees, our customers and our planet for this generation and the ones that follow.