The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is a leader in identifying and promoting cabinetmaking companies that exhibit environmentally responsible manufacturing practices. In 2006, KCMA developed its Environmental Stewardship Program, or ESP.
Timberlake Builds ESP-Certified Cabinets
Timberlake cabinets are both ESP-certified and promoted by KCMA, bearing the KCMA ESP seal. In the ESP self-certification process, Timberlake cabinets scored the maximum amount of points in four out of five categories, with a total score of 100 points (out of a potential 105 points).
Download the Timberlake Cabinetry KCMA ESP certificate (159 KB PDF)
ESP Scorecard Categories
KCMA’s ESP scorecard—designed specifically for manufacturers of pre-finished, factory-engineered cabinets—covers 18 criteria in five weighted categories:
- Measuring a company’s performance in air quality (30 points)
- Product resource management (30 points)
- Process resource management (20 points)
- Environmental stewardship (15 points)
- Community relations (10 points)
While a score of 105 points is possible, a minimum of 80 points will earn certification.
Specific areas cabinet manufacturers are measured on include:
- Meeting acceptable levels of formaldehyde emissions
- Using recycled or recovered fiber content
- Purchasing hardwood through a sustainable forestry program
- Implementing a recycling program for process wastes
The ESP campaign is the only environmental certification program that focuses solely on kitchen and bath cabinets. To view a breakdown of the certification standards and scoring system, visit the Exploring ESP section of www.greencabinetsource.org.