Bedford, Ohio-based The Taylor Companies, finalist for Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise of 2011, is also eligible to win the Green Plus People’s Choice Award. America’s oldest furniture manufacturer pushes America’s understanding of sustainability seven generations after its founding and demonstrates that sustainable business is the competitive advantage of the 21st century. When the company was wooed by U.S. regions and other countries with cheap labor, Taylor’s leadership not only stayed in its community, but spent $6 million cleaning up an industrial brownfield in its hometown and building a new, energy efficient plant. Taylor companies sets a example for small manufacturers everywhere with superlative efforts to engage its workforce in practices that save money while improving its environmental impact. Taylor has pushed its own sector to new standards in responsibility and transparency.
- Certified Green Plus
- The Climate Registry
The Institute for Sustainable Development