Environmental ethics permeate all facets of our business, from our own facilities, processes and practices to the products we deliver. Watson components are manufactured using recycled and recyclable materials and can help customers meet environmental standards in their own buildings.
An additional element of sustainable product design stems from the inherent durability and flexibility of our furniture. We build adjustable furniture that lasts, which prolongs its life cycle, facilitates re-use, and conserves the resources required to replace it.
Watson is committed to “doing good” rather than simply “feeling good.” At the core of this philosophy, is finding practical and economical solutions to sourcing recycled materials and manufacturing sustainable products.
The substrate used in all desk and storage is 92% recycled industrial by-product from Northwest milling operations.
Prominent Supplier Location: Eugene, OR
The cold-rolled steel used in table bases and brackets is created from recycled auto parts. All of our steel is 100% recyclable.
Prominent Supplier Location: Fontana, CA
Watson privacy screens are upholstered in 100% post-consumer recycled polyester made from reclaimed plastic bottles.
Prominent Supplier Location: Guilford, ME
Our GreenGuard certified laminates are comprised of phenolic resin and kraft paper and contain 22% recycled content.
Prominent Supplier Location: Temple, TX
Watson uses only nontoxic, water-based adhesives that emit low to no VOCs.
Nearly all Watson edgebanding is made from the safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly Poly-propylene.
Prominent Supplier Location: Quebec, Canada
In all areas of our factory we have worked to design out hazardous and non-sustainable materials and processes.
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Watson is committed to sourcing materials regionally. Local sourcing supports our economy and reduces carbon emissions associated with transporting materials long-distance. Projects within 500 miles of our factory qualify for LEED credit. Developers, nationwide, can be assured that project design steers away from using RED or YELLOW materials. We also employ design for disassembly – a process intended to maximize economic value and minimize environmental impact through reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling.