Environmental Stewardship Program
Metropolitan is a participant in the KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). We are proud to be an ESP certified facility, exemplifying environmental stewardship in our industry and the community.
KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program
Since 2008, Metropolitan has participated in the KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program which ensures that the products used in manufacturing conform to the industry’s highest standards. To date, Metropolitan is the only Massachusetts cabinet manufacturer accepted into the Environmental Stewardship Program.
What it Means to be ESP Certified
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.
Sustainable Forestry Program
Metropolitan’s plywood is compliant with the Chain of Custody (COC) Certification, which is recognized through the sustainable forestry program. Our plywood supplier is Forest Stewardship Council® certified. SFI is a solutions-oriented sustainability organization that collaborates on forest-based conservation and community initiatives that provide supply chain assurances through standards and data.