The Magnuson Group Environmental Statement
Magnuson Group recognizes the importance of being good stewards to the earth. We incorporate positive environmental processes into all facets of the company. Whether the process is administrative in nature, or is in manufacturing, Magnuson strives to ensure that environmental concerns are made a part of the system. Some specifics include:
- All steel scrap is 100% recycled
- All aluminum scrap is 100% recycled
- All wood scrap generated in manufacturing is used in energy production in a co-generation plant
- All paper and packaging waste is 100% recycled
Indoor Advantage Gold Certification (SCS)
Indoor Advantage Gold certification is SCS Global Services’ highest level of indoor air quality performance for furniture. The certification assures that furniture products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1, and either ANSI/BIFMA e.3 or CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1‐1 for VOC emissions of concerns.
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Magnuson Group is a proud member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which supports the advancement of the latest in innovative building practices & minimalizing environmental impact for a more sustainable built environment.
The following is submitted as the typical use of various commodities:
Steel - is manufactured with 30-40% post consumer material and is 100% recyclable
Wood products - are certified to be 100% from a sustainable forest
Plastics - are 100% recyclable
Fabrics - are manufactured from 100% post consumer materials, and is fire rated to: ASTM E-84 Class 1 or A
Aluminum - comes from 10-20% post consumer material and is 100% recyclable
Packaging - comes from a minimum of 35% post consumer material and is 100% recyclable
Paint (powder coating) - All paints used are certified to be of low VOC content < 50g per liter. They emit no hazardous air pollutants (HAP) or noxious fumes when exposed to fire NFPA 704 Health = 1, Fire = 1, Reactivity = 0.
Imports - We import products from various countries in Europe. Most but not all are certified ISO 9001-14001 Environmental Management Systems. Please contact us if you need further information.
Paper - All paper and packaging waste is 100% recycled.
Plating - Plating is kept to the absolute minimum. Our plater’s meet or exceed all Illinois EPA, Federal EPA, and OSHA mandated standards; all plating is RoHS compliant. Our plating emits no hazardous air pollutants (HAP) or noxious fumes when exposed to fire.
We certify that there is no asbestos in any of the products we manufacture or import for sale.