Our Partnership with Mother Earth


MTS Seating is sensitive to the impact of our manufacturing on the world around us. That’s why we developed and adopted the SynerGreen® philosophy to make continuous environmental improvements in our processes and products, while practicing sound business principals that focus on satisfying customer needs. MTS employs aggressive recycling programs and pollution-prevention initiatives, and we partner with suppliers who share our vision for environmental responsibility. Our goal is to have a positive impact on our planet and our customers.

GREENGUARD and Indoor Air Quality
We are proud to announce that MTS is the first and only hospitality seating manufacturer to earn the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification on our line of stacking, banquet and restaurant seating! Our products underwent rigorous testing to evaluate emissions and off- gassing, and have met the criteria defined by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. As a result, many of our chairs now carry the GREENGUARD seal and are marked as such in our new 2008 workbook and pricelist, and on our website.

Recycled and Recyclable
If LEED certification is your project goal, our GREENGUARD Certification and the recycled content of our chairs may help contribute to credits. MTS makes every effort to incorporate recycled materials in the manufacturing of our seating products, and many of our chairs have a recycled content of 20% or higher. Exact data for each standard chair model is listed in our pricelist and on our website, and specific information for LEED calculations is available upon request. At the end of a chair’s use, an average of 84% of the materials used in our products can be easily recycled, and that amount is even higher if more advanced recycling processes are used. From design to disposal, MTS is doing our part to ensure the sustainability of our resources and environment.

Energy Conservation
MTS has partnered with NativeEnergyto offset all of our sales-related travel, and our conversion to T8 lighting systems in all of our facilities has been recognized by Impact Energy Management of Ann Arbor, MI. We are also excited to announce that we are now purchasing 10% of our power from renewable resources through our local grid. Through these and other SynerGreen® efforts, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in every way possible.

Having a positive impact on our planet and our customers is an essential vision shared by all MTS employees and encompasses every aspect of our business. Our partnership with Mother Earth is not just a fad; it’s a commitment to our customers, to our environment, and to our future.