Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry is proud to be certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) third-party ANSI accredited Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP program provides the only standards for manufacturers in the Kitchen & Bath cabinet industry that truly defines and measures the holistic environmental performance of a manufacturing enterprise – not just its end products. The ESP program establishes a standard, measurable benchmark for environmental performance. This certification validates our performance to adhere to high standards for air quality, product resource management, process resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations. In looking to the future, Rutt is committed to recertify annually as the program adopts new industry standards and practices. The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) has been named as a benchmark for cabinets by the National Association of Home Builder’s new ANSI-approved Green Building Standard™.
The recycling program at Rutt endeavors to reduce waste at our manufacturing facility, promote the recycling of materials, and maintain a clean, environmentally concious workplace. Every year Rutt recycles tons of solid waste including wood waste, paper, plastic, cardboard, and spent solvents. The following is a brief summary of our 2016 recycling efforts:
129 tons of wood waste downcycled for agriculture use
7.3 tons of paper, plastic, and glass recycled
13.5 tons of cardboard recycled
11.4 tons of 5 gallon finish pails recycled
12 tons/68 drums of liquid waste (finishing by-product)