Building the majority of what we make in-house and using local suppliers allows us greater control over product quality and the environmental impacts of our manufacturing processes. We also are working to closely monitor all our supply partners and facilities to maximize efficiency and minimize our global footprint. To ensure that we don’t create unnecessary waste, we are working to carefully observe and optimize the way we move goods around the world. We track and monitor all air freight and use consolidation programs to ensure we only transport fully loaded containers.
Responsible manufacturing extends far beyond what happens at our Seattle, Reno and Ireland factories, and includes not only our own practices but the practices of our materials suppliers. We believe that the key to responsible manufacturing includes the social, economic and environmental impacts of our suppliers, and expect that our suppliers share our commitment to sustainability. To ensure that our supplier values are aligned with our own, we have created a Supplier Code of Conduct outlining basic expectations of our business partners. Many of our suppliers go above and beyond these basic expectations.
We hold our own production facilities in Seattle, WA, Reno, NV, and Cork, Ireland, to strict standards for water and waste management and disposal resulting from our manufacturing processes.
In Seattle, these standards include:
- US DOT: 49 CFR 107-180 (Hazardous Materials Regulations)
- US EPA: 40 CFR 262 (Small Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator)
- US EPA 33 USC 1251 (Clean Water Act)
- Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
- WAC 296-901 & 29 CFR 1910.1200
- WA Department of Ecology: WAC 173-303 (Dangerous Waste Regulations)
- King County Title 28.84.060 (Wastewater)
- King County Surface Water Design Manual (Stormwater)
- City of Seattle SMC 22.800-22.808 (Stormwater)
- City of Seattle SMC 25.09 (Environmentally Critical Areas)
- US EPA 7 USC 136 (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act)