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P/Kaufmann Contract Joins MindClick SGM’s Hospitality
Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC)


P/Kaufmann, a leading quality fabric and textile provider, will collaborate with other visionary
organizations to build an industry-wide sustainability performance index

New York November 15, 2011 – The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium announced that P/Kaufmann has joined the Consortium as a Founding Member.  A leader in the manufacturing and selling of quality fabrics and textiles for the hospitality industry, P Kaufmann’s membership furthers the Consortium’s goals of establishing the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) as the de facto performance measurement solution for industry suppliers.
 
With more than 4.5 million hotel rooms in the U.S., fabrics and textiles are significant investments for hotels, brands and owners – and as a central element of design, they have a substantial impact on the guest experience and the environmental footprint of a hotel. 
 
“P/Kaufmann is excited to continue our policy of developing and engineering products to high standards that best meet the needs of our customers and have a positive impact in cleanability, durability and the environment”, said Curtis Breedlove, President of P/Kaufmann CONTRACT. He concluded, “Joining the HSPC enables us to work more closely with our customers and peers on environmental and purchasing issues, in keeping with our corporate stance on global and social responsibility.”
 
Twenty-six  organizations are now part of the Consortium, including more than a dozen industry-leading suppliers,  major brands, architects, designers, purchasing firms, and sustainability consultants.
 
P/Kaufmann and the HSPC
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC), created and led by MindClick SGM™, is a collaborative organization to help hotel owners purchase products that both reduce their properties’ environmental impact, and contribute to guest comfort, health and well-being.
 
P/Kaufmann, along with other Consortium members, will help establish criteria for creation of a new Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI). The Index will include measures of corporate social responsibility, environmental and product sustainability.  Product categories covered include furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).
 
"We are happy to welcome P/Kaufmann to the Consortium,” said JoAnna Abrams, CEO of MindClick SGM™.  “The Consortium will reflect the depth and breadth of products used in the interior design and accessorizing of hotels, and the participation of well-established industry suppliers such as P/Kaufmann reflects our belief in an industry wide solution for greening the hotel supply chain.” She concluded, “Like other leaders in the industry, P/Kaufmann is contributing to the push to balance cost, quality and sustainability.  We look forward to their contribution in shaping the HSP Index.”

P/Kaufmann joins existing Consortium members Marriott International, American Standard Brands, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, Kimball Hospitality, Majestic Mirror and Frame, Mark David, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., Quiltcraft Industries, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, Ramsey Purchasing, SERA Architects, Shafer Commercial Seating, Simmons Hospitality Bedding and Valley Forge Fabrics.
                      
About the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium
Established in June 2011 by MindClick SGM™, the Consortium is comprised of a group of leaders in the hotel industry representing brands, suppliers, architecture and design firms, purchasing companies, owners and sustainability experts.  Led by MindClick, Consortium members are working collaboratively to provide the industry with a unified approach to greening the global supply chain.  The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI) will set the criteria for sustainable purchasing and create a repository of supplier performance in the areas of corporate social responsibility, product, and environmental sustainability.  For more information visit www.hspiconsortium.com.
 
About MindClick SGM
MindClick SGM, a leading sustainability research and consulting firm, provides clients with performance measurement tools to develop, implement, improve and promote product and company sustainability.  Serving clients ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies in consumer products, automotive, and hospitality, to family owned building products suppliers, to government municipalities, MindClick drives growth through sustainability.  Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in San Francisco and Seattle, MindClick combines a decade of experience in sustainability with 20+ years of research, product development and marketing expertise, serving brands such as Nestle, Microsoft, AT & T, Time Warner, Toyota, Lexus, DuraFlame and Skechers.  The result is sustainability performance rating services that provide executive decision makers with the knowledge to maximize business success.  For more information, visit www.mindclicksgm.com.
 
About P/Kaufmann Contract
A respected company in the fabric and textiles industry since 1957, P/Kaufmann CONTRACT has supplied quality fabrics and finished products for the global Hospitality industry for many decades.  We are proud to be known for our long-term relationships within the Hospitality community, and for our integrity in regard to design, quality, and social responsibility.  We supply luxury five star properties as well as value-oriented standards programs.  Our range of beautiful in-line and custom textile products including drapery, bedding and upholstery fabrics as well as finished products such as bedskirts, shower curtains, and duvets created at a value is what makes P/Kaufmann Contract a valued source within the industry.

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Contact:

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
michael@mfcpr.com
 (212) 808-6559
for MindClick/HSPC

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