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Wednesday, 05 December 2018
Member Profile: Crate & Barrel/CB2

December 5, 2018


Name of Designated Representative: John Olech

Job Title/Role: Senior Director, Global Partner Operations

Describe your organization’s mission or focus: Crate & Barrel brands are international destinations for modern interior decor, from furniture and rugs to tabletop and lighting. The Crate & Barrel mission is to help people love how they live in moments that matter.

Date joined FSC as a member: August 10, 2016

Organization’s location & scope of work: Founded in 1962, the Crate & Barrel family of brands, including CB2, is an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer, known for exclusive and functional designs celebrating all things home.

A leader in omnichannel retail and direct marketing, Crate & Barrel believes in the experience of physical stores and embracing the customer experience by offering inspired living across all platforms. From curated product sourcing and production to custom delivery and set-up in more than 90 countries, 7,500 talented associates form the dynamic teams keep Crate & Barrel running and growing.

Today, the Crate & Barrel family of brands are owned by the Otto Group, a Hamburg, Germany based global family of retailers and retail-related service providers focused on digital innovation, technology, sustainability and corporate responsibility. Crate & Barrel operates over 100 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and operates international franchises in six countries.

Why FSC is important to you/your company: Responsible forestry is a foundation supporting sustainable practice that helps conserve, protect and restore forests. At Crate & Barrel and CB2, timber is one of our key raw materials, which means we have a responsibility to understand how important sustainable forestry is to protecting the climate. As such, we have made a commitment to the FSC and FSC certified products a priority for our brands.

By sourcing FSC certified product and being an FSC member, we are proud to contribute to social, economic and environmental development via reasonably-managed forestry. FSC certification reflects the gold-standard for forest management. We embrace our commitments to offer our customers products that carry FSC certification.


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