Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company is committed to manufacturing its furniture in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. Through our "One for One" program, Vaughan-Bassett has contributed 150,000 tree seedlings in 2007 to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
The planting of these 150,000 maple, oak, ash, pine, poplar, and applewood trees allows the replacement of every tree used in the production of the company's bedroom suites.
Since 2007, over 1 1/2 million trees have been planted by the Virginia Department of Forestry through this program.
Bettina Ring, a Virginia state forester, writes: "Your idea to plant one new tree in Virginia for every tree you harvest each year is sustainability at its best."
Vaughan-Bassett has also installed $3 million state-of-the-art rough end systems in each of our two factories. These computerized rough end systems have increased the lumber yield by over 20 percent, thereby significantly reducing the number of trees needed to produce furniture.
Vaughan-Bassett is a leader in the "Buy Local" movement. Over 99 percent of our lumber comes from within 500 miles of its factories—80 percent from within 200 miles—reducing the carbon footprint associated with the transport of primary raw material.
Vaughan-Bassett is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council and is committed to a program of continuous improvement of our systems, striving to be an industry leader in producing environmentally responsible bedroom furniture.