At HON, our commitment to minimizing our footprint and reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes is not just something we do, it’s at the root of who we are. Our company was founded on the principle that it’s our responsibility to be resourceful, an idea inherent in the design of our first office product – recipe card files from pieces of scrap metal. Since then, we have continued to design our workplace solutions to incorporate recycled content and remain just as dedicated to maximizing energy efficiency and finding creative ways to decrease the waste of excess materials. It’s what we call Inspired Practicality, and it’s a pillar of the HON Brand.
Here are just a few examples of how we put Earth Day into action every day of the year:
HON manufacturing locations recycle more than 27,000 gallons of wet paint annually
HON keeps 100 tons of waste from landfills every year by recycling bales of fabric scraps.
HON manufactures products using Comold – or compression molded seat and back components – made from 97% recovered wood fiber. By using secondary wood material, we are able to save over 2,800 trees per year and divert nearly 4 thousand tons of post-consumer wood waste from landfills.
Multiple HON products have earned SCS Indoor Advantage Certification for low emission. More than 87% of our product is certified through the SCS Indoor Advantage program. (FUN FACT: In 2006, The HON Company became the first office furniture manufacturer to achieve SCS Indoor Advantage)
More than 75% of HON products have achieved level certification based on the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Sustainable Furniture Standard. This certification helps hold manufacturers accountable for living up to their environmental claims.
Want to learn more about HON’s philosophy on being green? Check out our Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility brochures on hon.com.
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