Ethan Allen's plant in Mexico wins 'responsible' award for third year

DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen’s upholstery workshop in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, has been named “Empresa Socialmente Responsible” (Environmentally and Socially Responsible) by the Mexican Center for Corporate Philanthropy and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The organizations recognize corporate policies that promote a positive social impact in Mexico and Latin America. The Silao team has earned this recognition for three consecutive years.

Ethan Allen’s upholstery operations in Silao has also been recognized with multiple Great Place to Work Mexico awards. Many associates in Silao live in nearby villages and to make it possible for them to come to work, Ethan Allen provides transportation and offers daily low-cost meals. Associates can also access an on-site medical clinic staffed by a doctor and a team of experienced nurses, a pharmacy to dispense over-the-counter medications, and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. All Silao associates have voluntarily received vaccination for COVID-19.

“I always highlight our commitment to North American manufacturing—not just American, but North American—because I believe in the skills and work ethic of the associates in our Mexico plants,” Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, president and CEO stated. “Silao’s achievements exemplify Ethan Allen’s commitment to policies that ensure environmental responsibility as well as dignity and justice for every associate.”


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).