Most cabinets from MasterBrand are certified in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association’s (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The ESP recognizes companies that demonstrate the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products and minimize their environmental impact by recycling wastes and using low emission coatings. The ESP certification is the only environmental certification program that specifically focuses on the holistic manufacturing process of kitchen and bath cabinets.
MasterBrand also participates in the KCMA’s stringent Performance and Construction Standard for kitchen and vanity cabinets, also referred to as ANSI, or the Approved American National Standard. Tests conducted by an independent laboratory measure structural integrity, as well as drawer, door and finish durability. Cabinets that bear the KCMA Quality Certification seal are recognized in the marketplace as superior products, capable of withstanding typical household use better and longer.
In addition to making quality products, we take our role in ensuring compliance of wood sourcing seriously. We meet or exceeds the standards of the Lacey Act, which prohibits importing, purchasing or acquiring products made from illegally logged woods. As a leader in the cabinets industry, we are also committed to using our expertise to lead improvements in responsible wood sourcing. In 2020, MasterBrand formed a sustainability committee focused on advocating for improved responsible forestry practices and increased transparency in the wood supply chain.