HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance has made the online entry form and award criteria available for its 2008 Sage Award.
The Sage Award, created to recognize excellence in the home furnishings and bedding industries in the areas of sustainable business practices, social responsibility and profitable growth, will honor its first recipient at AHFA’s Sustainability Summit on Nov. 13 in Greensboro, N.C.
The award and AHFA’s two-day Sustainability Summit are sponsored by Cargill’s BiOH polyols.
The Sage Award will recognize a manufacturer or designer of finished home furnishings or bedding products, or a retailer in the home furnishings or bedding industry. Nominees must demonstrate leadership in reducing the industry’s environmental footprint and expanding its positive social impact while running a profitable business.
The deadline for submitting an entry for the 2008 Award is Sept. 5.
An independent panel of judges from the home furnishings and bedding industries, as well as from environmental and social organizations, will conduct a blind evaluation of each entry. Company names will be removed from all applications and will not be shared with the judges at any time during the judging process. Applicants need not be AHFA members nor users of Cargill’s BiOH polyols to enter. For entry forms and more information, visit sustainablebydesign.us.