In addition, COFCO donates furniture to local schools, police, fire, and households in our neighborhoods. Unusable furniture is always recycled as much as possible. COFCO has cardboard balers in both of our buildings and we have been recycling corrugated for over 35 years. All no-longer-needed metal items are recycled as well. Our office management supports, encourages, and facilitates recycling of paper and plastic wherever possible. Frankly, recycling has been a natural initiative throughout our company since we opened our doors.
Yes, it’s true that in the beginning we were not really thinking about sustainability—it just happened that the nature of our business automatically made us environmentally responsible. When sustainability awareness came to the forefront, COFCO intensified its efforts to do even more. The major renovations that we have completed in our headquarters were done under the guidelines of LEED and more of the products we specify and provide are made with sustainable materials and are designed to save energy. We will continue to strive to be best-in-class from an environmental standpoint—because COFCO cares!