Sustainability and being a good neighbor are key components of Robbins Corporate Mission. At Robbins, our mills are an integral part of the community, providing jobs, purchasing local resources and generating sustainable energy. We apply sustainability principles to our manufacturing and business practices. From research and design to procurement, distribution and installation of products and services worldwide, we strive to conserve resources, responsibly use lumber and other raw materials, incorporate recycled materials, and reduce our impact on the environment within the context and conscience of our business.
Robbins is fundamentally vested in the well managed principles that have long driven the forest products industries. We advocate the renewal and improvement of the environment through active and meaningful participation in key industry organizations, such as the United States Green Building Council, that support reforestation and responsible development. We work with ecologically responsible suppliers. We endeavor to influence our suppliers to provide our materials in an environmentally responsible way consistent with sound business practices. Education is important to us; we encourage our employees, customers, and business associates to gain ecological awareness.
In addition, Robbins complies with, and vigorously supports, the Lacey Act, which makes it illegal to: import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, any plant, with limited exception to be taken or traded in violation of domestic or international laws. To learn more about the Lacey Act, please visit the USDA website.
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies maximize the use of our raw materials while reducing the impact on the environment. This reflects the foundation of our product development – increasing product quality and performance while decreasing raw materials used in sourcing, manufacture and installation.
Robbins, Inc. has championed exacting factory pre-sanded and factory pre-finished technology that dramatically improves air quality during installation by eliminating sanding dust and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Our production process recovers and recycles waste into beneficial materials used in the manufacture of other wood products. Our sawdust waste is converted into steam, which is, in turn, used to power our plants and kilns.
Robbins, Inc. is a longtime member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Robbins, Inc is also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® ) certified. Look for FSC® Products available to purchase on most Robbins hardwood flooring systems.