The Pollaro Wood Collection is the largest in the private sector globally and we are committed to the responsible procurement of all materials that enter our inventory. Although our woods are rare and unusual, none are endangered or of questionable origin. Each of our 600+ logs are Lacey Act certified, and are compliant with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Pollaro has only ever used non-CITES woods.
Further, our supplier partners all over the world only deal in responsibly harvested woods, and maintain strict control over their importation practices. Pollaro does not enable, either directly or indirectly, any illegal activity or practice that threatens people or the environment. All wood waste we produce is recycled for heating fuel and for farm animal use, and we continue to search for new, innovative ways to ensure all waste materials are recycled or reused in the most environmentally responsible ways.
We are leaders in modern manufacturing practices and environmental safety. All Pollaro policies and practices are fully compliant with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which enforces some of the most stringent air quality and chemical emissions standards in the world.
Our team is carefully trained and we invest heavily in further developing the skills of all of our craftspeople. We also employ a four-day work week in the workshop, further enhancing the wellbeing of our people. Our workshop is the cleanest, brightest and quietest shop you will find anywhere in the world. Our employees continue to demonstrate outstanding safety performance, with no lost-time accidents in over 15 years.
Our continued focus on safety has resulted in our uncharacteristically low-experience factor, as calculated by the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance. Pollaro’s experience rating modification factor is the lowest in the State of New Jersey.
Our workshop operates at the cutting edge of energy-efficient manufacturing. We have no machines that run all day because all of our work is completed with a high percentage of hand assembly. We do not use high-power consumption-computerized machines or lasers.
When we acquired our company-owned building in Hillside, New Jersey in 2015, we worked closely with state government agencies to achieve the highest compliance levels of the US Green Building Standard.
The US Green Building Standard focuses on sustainable sites, energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials and resource use, indoor environmental quality, operations and maintenance and building-owner education. Our agreement with the Economic Development Authority of the State of New Jersey stipulates that we continue to maintain compliance with all US Green Building Standards.
During the renovation of our building, we also installed the highest-rated energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, energy-efficient lighting, an elaborate dust-collection system and an acoustical ceiling in the entire 20,000-square-foot workroom to ensure a healthy sound level. These investments were a commitment to our people, their health and comfort while performing their work.
In addition to installing a system that cleans the workshop air 12 times per hour, we employ a state-of-the-art spray booth which produces flawless finishes, in a way that is safe for our people and the environment. We stack our production schedule to utilize our spray booth for as few hours as possible, and employ high-efficiency spray equipment, which places our company among the lowest producers of chemical waste in the entire furniture manufacturing sector.
When locating a site for our workshop, we targeted a building in an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) in order to help revitalize and grow a designated urban community, with a focus on the creation of private-sector jobs for the residents of that community. We are proud to employ many local craftspeople who reside in our immediate area.
Our first invitation to be a guest speaker for the Rainforest Alliance was in 1997. Today we vigorously support such organizations as Greenpeace, The U.S. Green Building Council LEED program, The Great Swamp Watershed Association, The Great Swamp National Wildlife Foundation, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Make It Right Foundation, The American Institute of Architects, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Shriners Hospital, The Tri-State Scholarship Fund for underprivileged youths and our local police department.
Pollaro is a committed corporate citizen, and we are continually reviewing our giving programs, both locally and across the globe.
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HANDMADE IN THE USA SINCE 1988