C.F. Martin & Co. has proudly announced its attainment of the Preferred by Nature Sustainability Framework certification for the Martin OM Biosphere guitar. This achievement positions the company as the first in the U.S. and the second worldwide to earn this esteemed certification. The Martin OM Biosphere guitar was meticulously crafted to demonstrate the company’s dedication to conserving and revitalizing coral reefs, vital ecosystems known for their remarkable diversity and ecological significance.
Distinguished by being 100% FSC® certified (license code FSC-C008304), the OM Biosphere guitar stands as only the second plastic-free guitar in production, following the precedent set by the 00L Earth guitar. Notably, even the accompanying gig bag is eco-friendly, being fashioned from hemp, marking a first for Martin.
With the inclusion of the Preferred by Nature certification, the OM Biosphere model will proudly bear the Preferred by Nature Hummingbird Seal. This prestigious emblem, earned through rigorous assessment, distinguishes the guitar as meeting both sustainability criteria and climate requirements, embodying a comprehensive symbol of commitment to environmental responsibility.
Cindy McAllister, Martin’s Director of Intellectual Property, Community, and Government Relations, expressed the alignment of Preferred by Nature’s vision with Martin’s ethos: “To pass on the Earth to coming generations in a good shape, we must urgently invent and adopt more sustainable ways of living, sourcing and trading.” She also expressed Martin’s pride in meeting the Preferred by Nature Sustainability Framework Programme’s criteria for the OM Biosphere model.
About Preferred by Nature:
Preferred by Nature is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing beneficial land management and business practices that harmonize with people, nature, and the climate. With over 25 years of experience, they work globally to implement practical solutions in various sectors, emphasizing responsible land use, commodities, and ecosystem restoration.
Their comprehensive Sustainability Framework guides organizations toward holistic sustainability. It comprises principles, criteria, and indicators addressing environmental, social, economic, and climate factors. Compliance with this framework signifies dedication to ethical resource management, human rights, and environmental conservation, contributing to a more equitable and sustainable future.
About Martin Guitar:
Since 1833, C.F. Martin & Co.® has been crafting superlative handcrafted acoustic guitars, catering to musical luminaries, legends, rebels, pioneers, and dreamers alike. The company’s legacy spans generations, driven by a passion for creating exceptional Martin guitars, ukuleles, and strings that empower musicians to express their creativity and share their music with the world. This devotion is shared by Martin’s employees, loyal customers, and global business partners, all working in harmony to amplify the joy of music for years to come.