Sustainable Products

Sustainable Products

Dura Supreme has always favored the use of sustainable materials in our cabinetry, along with environmentally sound manufacturing practices.  Not because it’s the trendy thing to do, but because it’s the right thing to do.  It’s better for our customers, for our employees and for our environment.

Dura Supreme focuses our sustainable initiatives in the following areas (click on the links for more information):

  1. Sustainable Materials

    The majority of hardwood sourced for our cabinetry comes from domestic forests that are sustainably harvested and replanted for future generations.  Wood is a valuable, natural resource that is sustainable and renewable.

  2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Dura Supreme is located in the heartland of America, amid the beautiful and scenic landscape of Minnesota. We value our natural resources (at work and at play) and we appreciate outdoor recreation during every season. Protecting our natural resources is a way of life here – it’s part of our Minnesota heritage.

  3. Air Quality
    • Formaldehyde is a chemical compound widely used in glues and binding agents and has been known to create certain health risks in excessive amounts. Since 1980, regulations and awareness have reduced emissions in building products by over 80%. Panel products used by Dura Supreme meet the stringent standards set for formaldehyde emissions established by ANSI/HPVA HP-1 and CARB (California Air Resource Board).
    • We work closely with our finish supplier to formulate our finishes to minimize their impact on the environment, without sacrificing quality and durability. Our catalyzed conversion varnish sealers and topcoats are formulated to be extremely low in HAPs and formaldehyde. We conform to stringent emissions standards for VOCs. Our finish quality and durability is one of the many reasons we can stand behind our cabinetry with a lifetime limited warranty.
    • Ventilation and filtering systems within our finish system ensure safe indoor and outdoor air quality. Dust collection systems ensure clean, dust-free air throughout the factory.
  4. Environmental Stewardship

    Your beautiful wood cabinetry from Dura Supreme is certified under the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) administered by the independent KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association). Dura Supreme has achieved certification by demonstrating our commitment to sound environmental management and sustainable practices.

    Designed to encourage industry policies and practices that benefit both the environment and the well-being of society, this groundbreaking program provides companies with tangible ways to support sustainability. Companies are reviewed annually for continued compliance. The ESP seal lets homeowners, designers, builders and architects know they are supporting sustainability when they buy or specify Dura Supreme cabinetry.

    ESP certification is achieved by demonstrating compliance within the following 5 categories:

    • Air Quality (including compliance with approved formaldehyde emission levels for panel materials)
    • Product Resource Management
    • Process Resource Management
    • Environmental Stewardship
    • Community Relations

    Dura Supreme is proud to have been instrumental in the development of this program and one of the first cabinetry manufacturers to achieve certification. We recognize the value of our natural resources and the responsibility we have in ensuring their sustained availability.

Visit Dura Supreme Cabinetry to learn more.