Sustainability is our responsibility.
Our communities depend on us to do what’s right for the planet. Wayfair is committed to taking an active stand to protect our environment and the home we all share.
We are committed to responsible and ethical product sourcing. Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for our suppliers to adhere to strict human rights, labor, and environmental protection standards in their procurement and manufacturing processes. We also view product-ingredient and sourcing transparency as paramount to the customer experience. Through our Shop Sustainably feature, shoppers can discover products that meet global environmental and social certifications or standards, as indicated by suppliers.
Our packaging team regularly evaluates opportunities to use more efficient and sustainable materials and methods. The team works to ensure that our products arrive damage-free and with a lower environmental footprint through efforts like reducing excess air space in boxes and utilizing recyclable packing materials.
We continuously evaluate renewable energy and carbon-reduction strategies that address the impacts of our operations, including investing in renewable energy credits for our eight most energy-intensive sites. In our commitment to reduce waste across our supply chain, we donate thousands of pieces of furniture each year to local nonprofits. Not only does this help furnish homes for families in need, but also keeps returned or excess products out of landfills.
Shopping Sustainable Products
At Wayfair, our goal is to help customers easily find products that meet their needs, which often includes meeting higher global standards for design and manufacturing. That’s why we’ve added new search functionality and icons across our sites to enable shoppers to easily identify products that have sustainability-focused features. We’re actively partnering with our suppliers to provide more products like these across Wayfair sites.
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Have you ever ordered fragile items from Wayfair and wondered how they get delivered seamlessly? As an e-commerce company, preparing products for a secure journey to our customers is a top priority. Our packaging innovation team consists of packing engineers who focus on creating and testing high-quality packaging that keeps products safe, while using as little material as possible in an effort to reduce our impact on the planet. The team also focuses on packaging for the future, including exploring the use of new and innovative materials, utilizing materials with a higher percentage of recycled content, and working to create packaging that is easily curbside recyclable.
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This article is part of our series "Sustainable Suppliers," a collection of ongoing conversations with the suppliers in our network who are doing their part to create a more sustainable future for our planet.
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At Wayfair, we have always focused on creating an exceptional shopping experience for our customers, which means empowering them to easily find just the products that meet their needs. Oftentimes, those needs include products that are more sustainable. That’s why, as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the impacts of our products and supply chain, we’re offering a new way for everyone to find and shop for more sustainable home products.
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