"It's something we've all been concerned with," adds Joanne Brown, marketing communications manager for Applied Robotics.
Following the standards of the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) mandates, Applied Robotics sees the Nature Core panels as part of their responsibility to the environment.
"It's something we like to do to be good global citizens," said Brown, "It was such an easy decision to make " it didn't cost any more. How could you not do it?"
Dion started the company after working in the office furniture industry for several years. Feeling that there was good room for an alternative, he created his company.
"Our total focus has been the zero-to-15-employee firms," he said. "We're very excited about our future.""