KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) Adds EPA SmartWay to Reduce Carbon Footprint

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) nationally recognized Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) has adopted the EPA SmartWay Freight Transport Sustainability Program as an additional option for participants to receive credit.

ESP Revises Certification Criteria for 2011

At its November meeting, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Board of Directors approved measures to strengthen and clarify requirements for companies to attain certification under the association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The new KCMA ESP 04-11 criteria will become effective January 1, 2011.  Currently over 140 companies/brands are ESP certified.

KCMA's ESP Expands Certification Criteria

At the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Board of Directors meeting on October 3, 2009, measures to strengthen and clarify requirements for companies to attain certification under the association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) were approved.  The changes are effective beginning January 1, 2010.  Currently, over 150 companies/brands are ESP certified.

Third-Party Audit Marks Milestone for ESP

he Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) recently earned approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited certification organization, Architectural Testing, Inc. The Architectural Testing audit validates the ESP certification process. ESP incorporates a holistic approach to environmental responsibility within the cabinet industry. This announcement comes soon after the ANSI approval of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Standard, which references ESP as the benchmark for cabinet standards. 

KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program Updates Certification Standards

At the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) fall board of directors meeting held in conjunction with its Management Conference and Expo, members approved new criteria for manufacturers and suppliers applying for Environmental Stewardship Program certification. The new changes, including adoption of the new California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards for composite wood products will go into effect beginning January 1, 2009.

KCMA Gives "Green Light" to Suppliers

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) now will offer Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) certification to cabinet industry suppliers. KCMA’s decision to open the program to suppliers and associate members of the organization, in addition to cabinet manufacturers, is the latest step in its effort to continuously improve ESP, expand the program’s reach and advocate environmental responsibility within the cabinet industry.