We are proud to be an ESP certified facility by the KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association), as a commitment to environmental stewardship in our industry and the community.
As a participant in the KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program, Metropolitan’s cabinet mill and countertop shop promote sustainability, recycling and the use of low VOC finishes and NAF plywood. Manufacturer certification is awarded annually based on compliance in five categories: air quality, product resources management, process resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations. This is the environmental certification program that specifically focuses on kitchen and bath cabinets.
This mandatory requirement ensures that a minimum 80% of particleboard, MDF, and plywood used in our cabinets meets or exceeds formaldehyde emission levels in accordance to the California Air Resource Compwood ATCM.
PRODUCT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ESP certification ensures that 80% of all particleboard and MDF used by Metropolitan contains 100% recycled or recovered fiber content.
PROCESS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Metropolitan maintains a comprehensive recycling program, including water reuse, and documented energy conservation program.