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Mark David® Joins The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC)

Mark David, a leading manufacturer and provider of fine custom furnishings to the hospitality industry,
will collaborate with other visionary organizations to build an industry-wide sustainability performance index

New York October 17, 2011 – The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium announced that Mark David has joined the Consortium as a Contributing Member.  Serving the professional interior designer and hospitality communities with classic, modern, casual, transitional, and outdoor custom furnishings, Mark David’s membership in the Consortium moves further toward establishing the new Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI) as the industry resource for sustainable purchasing.
With more than 4.5 million hotel rooms in the U.S., guest room furniture is a major investment for all hotels, brands and owners – and as a central element of design, it has a substantial impact on the guest experience and the environmental footprint of a hotel. 
“Serving primarily high-end markets in hospitality, resorts, country clubs and restaurants, we know that there is an increasing demand for sophisticated, luxurious furniture that also that meets fundamental parameters of sustainability,” said Blake Snow - Director, Sales and Marketing, Mark David. He concluded, “We are looking forward to working with other industry leaders, via the Consortium, to establish the performance criteria that helps achieve this.”
Twenty-four 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
Mark David and the HSPC
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC), created and led by MindClick SGM™, is establishing the measures of sustainability performance for use in purchasing hotel products that will reduce the industry’s environmental impact, and contribute to guest comfort, health and well-being.
MindClick SGM will integrate the Consortium’s performance criteria into leading global sustainability standards and guidelines to create the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI). The Index will include measures of corporate social responsibility, environmental and product sustainability.  Initial product categories covered will include furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).
"We are happy to welcome Mark David to the Consortium,” said JoAnna Abrams, CEO of MindClick SGM™.  “Their presence in the Consortium validates that design and sustainability go hand in hand.”  She concluded, “By integrating sustainability in all aspects of how furniture is designed, produced, distributed and used, Mark David and others can produce beautiful products that improve indoor air quality, use resources more efficiently and help hotels achieve their sustainability goals.  We look forward to their contribution in shaping the HSP Index.”

Mark David joins existing Consortium members Marriott International, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, Majestic Mirror and Frame, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., Quiltcraft Industries, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, 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
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
About Mark David
Mark David is a part of the Kohler Interiors Hospitality Group family of brands that includes Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Kallista plumbing, Baker furniture and The McGuire Furniture Company. 
For over 20 years, Mark David has been satisfying growing demand of its hospitality clientele for fine commercial contract furniture.  A multi-national business, Mark David provides a diverse range of furnishings and custom options, building its brand one customer at a time through its commitment to providing the best product value, unsurpassed, timely processes, and outstanding customer responsiveness.  Headquartered in High Point, N.C., with locations in Cebu, Philippines and offices in Shanghai, Mark David is proud to furnish some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality destinations, luxurious hotels and award-winning resorts.  From modern and transitional designs to classic forms and casual elegance for interior and exterior installations, Mark David has been the name to trust by top executives and leaders throughout the hospitality industry working closely with professional designers and purchasing companies on every installation every step of the way.

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
 (212) 808-6559
for MindClick/HSPC

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