Making Mojo: Focused on Sustainability
There are three key principles that MojoDesk, the leader in electric adjustable height desks, stands behind:
The very nature of the MojoDesk sit-to-stand desks defines the principles of ergonomics.
So, let’s consider the other two--- Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship.
A short definition of sustainability is the capacity to endure. Sustainability can also be defined as the continuing effort or process (behavior) of meeting the needs of current consumers without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Environmentally this means utilizing resources in a manner that ensures the next generation, and subsequent generations can have the same resources at their disposal to meet their demands.
A simplistic explanation is this: if you use a resource, replace it; if you cut down a tree, plant one to take its place!
MojoDesk Supports FSC Guidelines
In manufacturing, this principle is especially significant. Manufacturing, by default, is the business of expending resources to create something new.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) establishes worldwide standards for responsible forest management and an FSC certification guarantees that the wood purchased by a manufacturer comes from responsibly managed forests that deliver social, economic and environmental returns.
Therefore, all wood used in every MojoDesk product is sourced from companies who comply with and are certified by the FSC.
The FSC is an international non-profit organization committed to the responsible management of forests throughout the world. Today, there are over 380 million acres of forest certified by the FSC, with 150 million acres of forest lands located within the U.S. and Canada.
Carbon Neutral Shipping on All Orders
Carbon neutral shipping refers to the process of offsetting the carbon emissions generated during the transportation of goods. Traditional shipping methods, such as air and road transport, contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon neutral shipping aims to mitigate these emissions by investing in projects that reduce or remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.
This is measured by Shopify Planet, an app that calculates the carbon emissions produced during the shipping process based on factors like distance, mode of transport, and package weight. It then purchases carbon offsets to neutralize these emissions funded by MojoDesk. Carbon offsets are investments in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy initiatives or reforestation efforts.
Your order helps fund carbon neutral efforts at these companies:
Another process that MojoDesk utilizes in support of sustainability in their manufacturing is the use of recycled or reclaimed wood.
Only top-quality reclaimed wood is used. It must meet the requirements outlined in the Recycled Content Standard, V7.0 established by SCS Global Services, an international leader in third-party certification and the development of science-based standards for environmental sustainability.
The wood products used by MojoDesk display the SCS authorized Certified Recycled Content label that assures the manufacturer that the product is a minimum 92% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber content.
Manufacturing while minimizing waste = fewer resources required for production.
This practice is manifested in the manufacturing techniques at MojoDesk. The machines in the processing line are programmed to optimize each square inch of each board processed to maximize total yield while minimizing waste. Each piece of lumber is utilized to its fullest capacity…without waste
Environmental stewardship encompasses the principle of sustainability and applies to the actions taken by the manufacturer to act environmentally responsible.
Choosing the Right Desktop Materials
If you’re shopping for new workstations for your home office or gaming space, you can get overwhelmed by the myriad of desktop materials available on the market, from wood and veneer to laminate and 3D laminate.
So, what is the difference between 3D laminate and traditional laminate surfaces? Which is the right choice for your gaming or home-office desktop?
Traditional laminate is a man-made, decorative material that is applied to the surface of an MDF (medium-density fiberboard) panel. Melamine is glued to the bottom, and PVC plastic strips connect all four edges.
Laminate sheets, aka HPL (high-pressure laminate), are rigid and create 90-degree angles at the edge where the user’s wrist is unsupported. Further, the plastic strip "edge-banding" creates a seam that’s a veritable "incubator" for dangerous bacteria.
MojoDesk uses 3D laminate on all its desktop surfaces made of a shaped, 3/4" thick MDF plank sourced from FSC certified forests. The result is a desktop with rounded corners and gently angled edges that support wrist comfort and help decrease repetitive motion injuries that can damage handstand forearms.
Final Stage of 3D Laminate Process (Carbon Fiber style shown)
In addition to ergonomic comfort, 3D laminate is:
- Visually attractive, with no plastic strip edges that come unglued over time
- Affordable: No edge banding process = lower cost
- Hygienic and easy-to-clean, due to no seams where germs can hide.
- More durable than HPL
UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified
The quality of indoor air is directly linked to health. Because of this, it is an important concern in homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that come from furnishings and other indoor materials are a primary source of indoor air pollution.
MojoDesk desktops have UL GREENGUARD Gold certification, which is a widely adopted and trusted standard for identifying and labeling low-emitting VOC products including desks, tables, baby cribs, and more. In fact, more than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, procurement policies, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD certified products.
Learn more about UL GREENGUARD Gold HERE.
The desktop surfaces are made of a shaped, 3/4" thick MDF plank that we purchase and is sourced from FSC certified forests. See above section "MojoDesk Supports FSC Guidelines" for more information. The MDF we purchase is made with no added formaldehyde.
Another act of stewardship displayed by MojoDesk is the company's use of renewable energy to power its manufacturing facility. 65% of the power used to run the factory is derived from solar energy.
The use of solar energy to power the facility is a clean, emission-free way to utilize renewable energy and to preserve natural resources which in turn benefits the environment by helping to reduce greenhouse gases around the world and to enhance sustainability---future generations profit from their actions today!
Another commitment to being environmentally responsible by MojoDesk is seen in the fact that they provide a docking station at the factory for recharging electric vehicles driven by their employees and by customers visiting the showroom.
Even the owner of MojoDesk drives an electric car…it’s a total commitment to environmental stewardship!
MojoDesk Focused On Sustainable Practices
Keeping the environment in mind throughout the manufacturing process is a critical component to the MojoDesk mission. Healthy living transcends many aspects of life, not just the food you eat or workout routine. As MojoDesk raises up the standard of home office, gaming environments, and small office settings, the company continues to drive for excellence in its responsibility to the environment.
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