Utah Business Magazine honors Malouf for sustainable practices
January 19, 2016,
LOGAN, Utah — Bedding accessories supplier Malouf earned a 2015 Green Business Award for Corporate Excellence from Utah Business Magazine recently.
The Logan, Utah-based producer was one of 16 companies and individuals that have committed to practicing sustainability, conservation or eco-friendly innovations.
Malouf provides a private chef who makes daily lunch from its on-site garden and other local, sustainable foods. The company has twice won—and remains the only winner—of the local Bike to Work Day competition.
Recently, Malouf announced it flipped the switch on a large solar panel system atop the roof of its new headquarters. Combined with several electric car charging stations, the company expects the building will have a low environmental impact by being 80% to 100% percent off the grid.
Malouf also creates environmentally responsible products, including sheets, protectors and pillows integrated with Tencel; a soft fabric deriving from raw wood pulp in an award-winning closed loop process.
During his opening remarks at the awards ceremony, Sam Urie, publisher of Utah Business said, “It is our goal with these awards to encourage even more companies to get involved and identify the strides they can make as well. The more companies and organizations that get involved, the bigger the impact we can all make.”
Malouf’s marketing communications director, Jake Neeley, echoed this message while accepting the company’s award.
“In most of the media interviews that we have, it usually starts with: ‘you’re not a tech company; why would a high-end sheet company want to be a leader in green energy?’ And the typical answer that we give them is: ‘because it’s simple and it’s easy,’” Neeley said. “We are very happy and grateful to the innovations that have come out that make it possible and feasible to be green.”