Humanscale Honored with SEAL Environmental Initiative Award
Award Recognizes Overall Corporate Sustainability Performance and Environmental Leadership(February 12, 2020 -- New York, NY) Humanscale has been recognized by the2019 SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Business Sustainability Awards, celebrating the company’s leadership, transparency, and commitment to sustainable business practices. The Environmental Initiative Award granted to Humanscale recognizes specific environmental and sustainability initiatives evaluated on impact metrics, innovation, sharing of insights and investment leads.
Since founding Humanscale over 35 years ago, Founder and CEO Bob King has navigated with purpose and a respect for the planet that is evident throughout every aspect of the company. While many manufacturers aim to reduce their negative impacts, King knows that the challenges facing our planet require more. His guiding principle is that “less bad is not good enough” and his mission for Humanscale is to achieve a net positive environmental impact.
Humanscale is a leader of sustainable design and manufacturing. In its mission to achieve a net positive environmental impact, it has implemented high standards for sustainable operations, reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. It has prioritized material transparency, investing rigorous research into its supply chain, eliminating red-list chemicals and ensuring Humanscale products are made with healthy, sustainable materials. Every Humanscale product is designed with sustainability in mind from the very beginning. Its Smart Ocean chair, made with recovered and recycled fishing nets, which account for roughly 10% of ocean plastic pollution, has already redirected more than 32,000 lbs of nets away from the ocean.
The SEAL Awards evolved from the idea that environmental progress requires true leadership and that sustainability leaders deserve recognition. Winners of the 2019 Business Sustainability Awards were selected by combining and ranking the aggregated results of two rigorous, world-class sustainability assessments -specifically, the recently released 2019 CDP A-List and the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Other winners include adidas, Tide and PathWater. One hundred percent of the award entry fees were contributed to SEAL’s ongoing Environmental Research Grant initiative, which has to date provided funding to 19 environmental researchers at institutions like UC-Berkeley, Duke, MIT, and UCLA.
More information about Humanscale’s sustainability mission and achievements can be found in its 2019 CSR report.
About the SEAL Awards
The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards is an awards-driven environmental advocacy organization.
Its core beliefs maintain that our environmental progress requires true leadership and sustainability leaders deserve recognition.
The SEAL Awards organizational pillars are:
● Sustainability Awards-honors the most sustainable companies in the world.
● Environmental Journalism Awards-representative past winners include journalists from Guardian, New York Times, and Vox
● Impact Projects -past work includes our campaign asking Yelp to better highlight sustainable restaurants
● Environmental Research Grants
For more information, please visithttps://sealawards.com.
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Katie Bone / Katherine Smythe
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.