Haworth Germany’s Christmas thought

The employees of Haworth Germany, part of American professional furniture maker Haworth, have decide to support betterplace.org instead of receiving a Christmas gift from their employer. betterplace.org is the largest German platform for social projects, supporting more than 5,000 projects by 380,000 people. Henning Figge, VP Haworth Europe and CEO of Haworth Germany commented: “Social […] Read more

Steelcase issues 2013 corporate sustainability report

American professional furniture manufacturer Steelcase released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s sustainability promises to its stakeholders and spotlights resulting social, environmental and economic performance indicators. “We believe this report confirms our commitment to the importance of sustainability, and the value it creates for all of our stakeholders,” said Jim Hackett, CEO […] Read more

KI releases sustainability report

American professional furniture maker KI has released its second annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which details the company’s commitments in the areas of community and environment. The report highlights activities KI has implemented to conserve natural resources and reduce waste, consumption and operating costs. “KI is proud to release our latest CSR report, which […] Read more

Teknion introduces new corporate responsibility report

Canadian professional furniture producer, Teknion Corporation has announced the availability of its new Corporate Responsibility Report. “For the past dozen or so years, Teknion has been documenting its many successful environmental initiatives. Now, the time is right for us to share our successes beyond this area,” said David Feldberg, President & CEO. “Teknion’s Corporate Responsibility […] Read more

Next Life: Interface carpet made of discarded fishing nets

American carpet designer and manufacturer Interface is finding that it’s cheaper to find old nylon than make it new. And where can you find a lot of used nylon? Floating in the ocean. Interface is now expanding its supply chain to include a community-based clean-up effort of marine trash. NetWorks, a joint-initiative between Interface and […] Read more

LEED per resident per U.S. State

The U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC, has issued its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, accompanied by an infographic. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional buildings certified under LEED, through which approximately 2.2 billion square feet (204,386,688 square meter) […] Read more

Steelcase publishes 2012 Sustainability Report

American professional furniture maker Steelcase published its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, titled ‘+promise’ yesterday. The report details the company’s efforts to incorporate responsible business practices, as well as its commitment to contribute to the social, economic and environmental conditions necessary for people to reach their full potential. Jim Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase said: […] Read more

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