Sustainability  


Corporate Social Responsibility 

We acknowledge that our social, environmental and ethical conduct has an impact on society. We are committed to continuous improvement in our performance and welcome any feedback on how we can do better.  Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure that any actions taken today will benefit and assist in working towards a better and brighter future for all generations to come.

Returns 

To reduce wastefulness, we are committed to handling the return of any unused, defective or damaged items in a sustainable way. We are proud to say that we rarely dispose of any returned merchandise. All items that are returned to Quality Classrooms are individually inspected upon arrival to our warehouse. Unused and good condition items are returned to our stock to be resold. Defective or damaged items are reused or recycled. When items cannot be resold, we re-purpose them as much as possible or donate items to programs and organizations in need and we encourage our customers to do the same!

We Support Canadian Manufacturers 

We carry a vast selection of products from Canadian manufacturers who design educational and safe products. Our supplier qualification process ensures every partner follows ethical standards for worker health and safety and environmental protection policies. 

Shopping Canadian brands supports the local economy. We’re proud to sell products from Copernicus Educational Products Inc., Stock Wooden Toys, Roylco, Wesco and J.B. Poitras, just to name a few. 

Diversity Is What Makes Us Stronger 

Our success depends on our people and their differences prompt innovation to implement new services and efficiencies in our workplace. Inclusion of all ages, genders, races, cultures and capabilities allows us to collaborate and grow as a team.  

We carry products that inspire inclusion and diversity through play; collections include Eco-Friendly, Indigenous Cultures, Multicultural, Social & Emotional Learning and Special Abilities. 

Our Earth, Our Responsibility 

Committed to protecting our environment, we strive to prevent, eliminate and reduce waste. Reducing the amount of printing in our daily operations is a continuous goal for all of us. Boxes and packing material is reused whenever possible to ensure it stays out of the landfill. We repurpose before we throw away and recycle in our lunchroom and in our daily operations. 

Choosing environmentally sustainable products, such as Eco-Friendly, FSC Certified, CRI Green Label Plus Certified and Greenguard Gold Certified, is an easy way for us to all do our part. 

Eco-Friendly Qualified 

Our Eco-Friendly products contain all-natural and/or recycled or alternative materials and are shipped in biodegradable and/or recyclable packaging without plastic. 

Eco-Friendly products that focus on sustainability teach our children to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as minimizing our eco footprint. 

What is FSC Certified? 

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is a non-profit organization that raises industry standards to set benchmarks for all forestry organizations. The FSC prohibits illegal logging, forest degradation and deforestation in certified areas. 

Shop with confidence knowing you are purchasing a product that was produced responsibly and know you are doing your part to protect our forest ecosystems. 

What is CRI Green Label Plus Certified? 

With a commitment to creating a better indoor environment, the Carpet and Rug Institute created a Green Label program to test carpets, cushions and adhesives to identify products that transmit very low emissions of airborne chemicals. The Green Label program raises the bar for indoor air quality. 
When you choose a Green Label Plus Certified product, you know you are getting the very lowest VOC emitting rug available on the market.  

What is Greenguard Gold Certified? 

The Greenguard Certification program has established scientifically proven testing methods to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure in furniture and furnishings, electronic equipment, cleaning products and medical devices. 

Create a healthier indoor environment by choosing furniture with a Greenguard Gold Certification. 

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