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Fairmont Designs Joins The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC)

Fairmont Designs partners with 27 other industry leaders to establish the Hospitality Sustainable
Purchasing Index (HSP Index) as the de facto scorecard for FF&E/OS&E sustainability performance.


New York February 13, 2012 – MindClick SGM announced that Fairmont Designs, a leader in sustainable custom contact furnishings for the hospitality industry, has joined the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium as a Contributing Member.  Specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of furnishings, case goods and seating to the Contract market, Fairmont Designs has longstanding commitment to defining business success by not only delivering comfort and style through its products – but also by advancing environmental well-being in the communities it serves. Its membership in the Consortium moves further toward establishing the new Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) as the industry resource for sustainable purchasing.
 
With more than 4.5 million hotel rooms in the U.S., guest room furnishings, case goods and seating are major investments for all 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.  In a recent MindClick SGM study of 5,000 Expedia consumers, over 90% agreed that room furnishing contribute to healthier rooms, and help hotels to lower energy use, conserve water and reduce waste.
 
"We are delighted to welcome Fairmont Designs to the Consortium,” said JoAnna Abrams, CEO of MindClick SGM™.  “Their support of an industry-wide supplier sustainability scorecard demonstrates a commitment to producing beautiful products that improve indoor air quality, use resources more efficiently and help hotels achieve their sustainability goals.”
 
Twenty-eight leading organizations are now part of the Consortium, including more than a dozen industry-leading suppliers, leading brands, architects, designers, purchasing firms, and sustainability consultants.
 
“As a leader in furnishings, case goods and seating for hospitality, Fairmont Designs knows there is a strong demand for sophisticated, luxurious furnishings that also meet fundamental standards of sustainability,” said Calvin Eggleston, Vice President of Sales and Solution Designs. He concluded, “We are looking forward to joining other industry leaders, via the Consortium, in aligning our efforts with performance standards that help the industry furnish hotels in ways that are better for the guest, the community and the planet.”
 
Fairmont Designs joins existing Consortium members Marriott International, American Standard, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, JLF/lone meadow, Kimball, Majestic Mirror and Frame, Mark David, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., P. Kauffman/Contract, Quiltcraft Industries, Ramsey Purchasing, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, SERA Architects, Shafer Commercial Seating, Simmons Hospitality Bedding, Valley Forge Fabrics and the USGBC.
 
About the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSP Consortium), established in June 2011 by MindClick SGM™, sets the measures of sustainability performance for use in purchasing hotel products to reduce the industry’s environmental impact, and contributes to guest comfort, health and well-being.
 
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 work collaboratively to provide the industry with a unified approach to greening the global supply chain.
 
The results of the Consortium’s efforts are the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index). Based on leading global sustainability standards and guidelines, The HSP Index is a sustainability scorecard for furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).  The Index serves to both set the criteria for sustainable purchasing and to provide 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.  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 Fairmont  Designs
With a proven track record of professional expertise in domestic and offshore manufacturing international marketing, Fairmont Designs is the source for home and contract furnishing needs. The company owns and operates four state-of-the-art factories in China, Taiwan and the USA, with over three million square feet of manufacturing space. It is vertically integrated, to ensure fine quality products and exceptional service. Its talented design team works diligently to keep its line innovative, stylish and fashion-forward.Fairmont Designs has built a reputation for providing quality furnishings, competitive pricing, on-time deliveries and exceptional customer support. “If we take care of our customers, our customers will take care of us".

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

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