Latexco US announced that it has obtained FSC certification from the NEPCon, making it the only single-source producer of latex and polyurethane foam in the U.S. with FSC certified latex products.
For Latexco US customers, FSC certification means that Latexco US products carrying the FSC label meet certain high standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure that the raw materials have been sourced from a forest using environmentally responsible practices.
This FSC chain of custody certificate applies to extraction of the natural latex sap to the finished mattress, guaranteeing that the product is fully traceable and trackable.
“FSC is about transparency and traceability throughout the process, which is vital to the Latexco commitment to sustainability,” said Ben Ducatteeuw, CEO of Latexco US. “We are proud of this distinction and to be able to tell our growing base of customers that our latex products come from responsibly managed forests, transported directly to our plant and made into premium products designed to improve the quality of life of consumers.”
The company identifies three pillars to its sustainability story. The Economics pillar represents healthy long-term business management with added value for the local economy. The Ecological pillar serves to maintain and strengthen the forest ecosystem. The Social pillar exercises respect for the rights of local people and employees.
Latexco in Europe has been certified since 2014, and now Latexco US is fully compliant and able to offer its customers FSC certified products as well.
About Latexco US: Latexco USA is a forward-thinking, customer-centric organization uniquely positioned to serve as a one-stop shop with innovative bedding solutions, customization and fulfillment capabilities and impressive speed to market. With facilities on the east and west coast, it is the only U.S. producer of both latex and polyurethane foam under one roof.