Morbern's Commitment To The Environment
At Morbern, we have a vision: We are committed to protecting and preserving our children's tomorrows while we continue to meet our clients' needs today.
Offering coated fabrics that are among the most beautiful and durable on the market today is still our number one concern. But at Morbern, we believe that taking care of the environment is also part of our everyday business. Like many of our suppliers and clients, we want to leave a healthy planet as our legacy to our children, and, like you, we are committed to being part of the solution.
Morbern recognizes that environmental stewardship and social responsibility go beyond a more responsible, greener coated fabric. We view sustainability in all of our products and operations as the best way to respond to the needs of our clients and the world that surrounds us, and we have proactively embarked on the journey toward sustainability.
Our Sustainability Commitment:
Sustainable development at Morbern means growing our company and meeting the needs of our clients in a way that will not compromise our children's future.
Morbern will continue to look for ways to reduce the environmental impact of its products and processes in order to protect our planet and our communities. As such, Morbern has committed to a number of actions that go hand in hand with the introduction of its more sustainable coated fabric.
Identify better alternatives for additives
We will continue to make steady progress in resourcing our additives; searching out more environmentally sound alternatives.
Lighten our footprint
Climate change is a reality. We believe that reducing greenhouse gases should be one of our priorities. We will track and measure our greenhouse gases and identify ways to reduce them significantly.
Understand our impact
We will use a life-cycle perspective to better understand the overall environmental impact of our products - from the fabrication process through to transportation, consumption and, ultimately, disposal - and help ensure the choices we make are environmentally sound.
Create an environmental roadmap
We will strive to continuously improve our environmental performance as we set a long-term course on sustainability. We have already introduced a more sustainable coated fabric We will also undertake an Environmental Management Program that will ensure our quality products continue to be manufactured in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, with the least waste and energy consumption.
A proud history continues
At Morbern, we have always responded to the concerns of all our stakeholders. We were among the first manufacturers of coated fabrics to completely eliminate heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. We ensure that the water flowing out at the end of the manufacturing process is clean enough to drink. We have recently committed to better controlling our emissions and improving the air quality of our surrounding community. And we are moving away from solvent-based to water-based inks. And that's just the beginning.
We understand that we have a long road ahead of us and that it will not always be easy to stay the course. But sustainability is a journey rather than a destination, and we have taken those first steps in the right direction.
- "Questions and Answers: Vinyl's Health, Safety and Environmental Performance"
- The Vinyl Institute
- Vinyl and the Environment (Vinyl Council of Canada)
- OTRA (PDF File)
- TRACP (PDF File)