New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium announced that that JLF/lone meadow (aka JL Furnishings), a leader in sustainable hospitality furniture design and manufacturing, has joined the Consortium as a Contributing Member. Specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of furnishing to the Contract market, JLF/lone meadow has a pioneering and unwavering commitment to bringing sustainable practices and progressive designs to the hospitality industry. Its membership in the Consortium moves further toward establishing the new Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI) as the industry resource for sustainable purchasing.
With more than 4.5 million hotel rooms in the U.S., guest room furniture is a major investment for all hotels, brands and owners – and as a central element of design, it has a substantial impact on the guest experience and the environmental footprint of a hotel.
"We are delighted to welcome JLF/lone meadow to the Consortium,” said JoAnna Abrams, CEO of MindClick SGM™. She concluded, “By integrating sustainability in many aspects of how furniture is designed, produced, distributed and used, JLF/lone meadow and others can produce beautiful products that improve indoor air quality, use resources more efficiently and help hotels achieve their sustainability goals. We look forward to their contribution in shaping the HSP Index.”
Twenty-six leading organizations are now part of the Consortium, including more than a dozen industry-leading suppliers, leading brands, architects, designers, purchasing firms, and sustainability consultants.
“As a leading supplier for markets in hospitality, resorts, country clubs and restaurants, JLF/lone meadow has long been aware that there is a growing demand for sophisticated, luxurious furniture that also achieves fundamental standards of sustainability,” said Jeffrey Lazar, President and CEO. “We have led this effort for years, including an approach to environmentally-friendly custom seating that is unique.” He concluded, “We are looking forward to working with other industry leaders, via the Consortium, to establish the performance criteria that helps the industry furnish hotels in sustainable ways.”
JLF/lone meadow joins existing Consortium members Marriott International, American Standard, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, Kimball, Majestic Mirror and Frame, Mark David, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., P. Kauffman/Contract, Quiltcraft Industries, Ramsey Purchasing, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, SERA Architects, Shafer Commercial Seating, Simmons Hospitality Bedding, and Valley Forge Fabrics.
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC), created and led by MindClick SGM™, is establishing the measures of sustainability performance for use in purchasing hotel products that will reduce the industry’s environmental impact, and contribute to guest comfort, health and well-being.
MindClick SGM will integrate the Consortium’s performance criteria into leading global sustainability standards and guidelines to create the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index). The Index will include measures of corporate social responsibility, environmental and product sustainability. Initial product categories covered will include furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).
About the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium
Established in June 2011 by MindClick SGM™, the Consortium is comprised of a group of leaders in the hotel industry representing brands, suppliers, architecture and design firms, purchasing companies, owners and sustainability experts. Led by MindClick, Consortium members are working collaboratively to provide the industry with a unified approach to greening the global supply chain. The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) will set the criteria for sustainable purchasing and create a repository of supplier performance in the areas of corporate social responsibility, product, and environmental sustainability. For more information visit http://www.hspiconsortium.com.
About MindClick SGM
MindClick SGM, a leading sustainability research and consulting firm, provides clients with performance measurement tools to develop, implement, improve and promote product and company sustainability. Serving clients ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies in consumer products, automotive, and hospitality, to family owned building products suppliers, to government municipalities, MindClick drives growth through sustainability. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in San Francisco and Seattle, MindClick combines a decade of experience in sustainability with 20+ years of research, product development and marketing expertise. The result is sustainability performance rating services that provide executive decision makers with the knowledge to maximize business success. For more information, visit http://www.mindclicksgm.com.
About (JLF)/lone meadow
JLF/lone meadow, the exclusive sustainable manufacturer of luxury seating for the hospitality industry, was established in 1997 by CEO and President Jeffrey Lazar. The company successfully weds innovative product design with sustainable manufacturing while continuing to improve and enhance comfort and quality. In 2005 the company attained a 95% green solution with goals of becoming 100% sustainable in the near future. JLF/lone meadow’s approach to environmentally-friendly custom seating is setting the standard for high quality green manufacturing and design for the hospitality industry.