Totem Road is committed to constantly evolving to achieve the most responsible stewardship of the planet possible. It's our mission to tread lightly and continually reduce our company footprint.
We recognise we are also part of the problem. We consume natural resources, use energy and create waste in the manufacture and transport of our products.
We believe people are looking to depart from mass consumerism, and we encourage the conscious selection of quality products from brands that do their best to take and give back in equal measure.
To help achieve this vision Totem Road gives 10 percent of pre-tax profit or one percent of sales (which ever is greater) to innovative environmental groups that protect wilderness, habitat and biodiversity.
We fund small grass roots organisations and activists that take direct action and are often disregarded by corporate donors.
We source fully sustainable European White Oak from German and Croatian forests. All our wood is select logged to support regeneration, biodiversity and the protection of native fauna. Our furniture is crafted from the highest quality solid natural materials.
Our wood is all FSC with a fully documented chain of custody of the journey from forest to consumer. Every last piece of wood is utilised in our manufacturing and as a result have some of the lowest wastage percentages in the industry.
Totem Road furniture arrives securely packed in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging. We choose not to package our pieces in petrochemical-based packaging such as polystyrene due to its large manufacturing footprint, the toxic substances it contains and its lack of biodegradability. Rest assured your packaging won't contribute to landfill or harm the environment.
Chain of Custody
To us, sustainability means more than just responsible forest management. Our transparent chain of custody goes beyond certifications because we take personal care of the environment and the local communities involved in our business. Our factories are part of Totem Road and our relationship with the manufacturer dates back more than 20 years. Unlike others, we oversee every step of the production process, regularly visiting the sources of our timber and supporting our team.
Our ISO9001 certification spans continents to ensure quality management systems are in place from the beginning to the end of our manufacturing process. As a result, Totem Road furniture is produced and delivered to the highest quality standards while providing a positive and safe working environment for our teams across the globe for your enjoyment.