Our commitment to the environment is unwavering. As Earth Day is upon us, here’s a breakdown of our key areas of focus.
Design For Environment We evaluate the entire life cycle of a product, and determine the impact of each step from product components to shipment. Our designers and engineers are equipped with this knowledge and incorporate this understanding of the overall product impact into their process.

Close the Loop Program As a sponsor for ANEW, we are able to put our customers in touch with ANEW so that customers can recycle their products. The product can be donated or refurbished, and this program enables the furniture to have an extended life.

level Many of our products are now certified by level®, BIFMA’s sustainability certification program for furniture: Seating – level 2; keyboard systems – level 1; monitor arms – level 2; Access Rail – level 1; technology wall stations – level 2.
Recycled Content We’ve validated the recycled content for nearly all of our products. We looked at every single component to determine the recycled content of the overall product.

Recyclable Materials Our definition of “recyclability” means the product can be recycled in six of the 10 regions in the United States identified by the EPA.

Assessing Chemicals in Materials We measure the health hazards of the chemicals in our materials.

Chemicals in Maintenance and Operations We assessed the janitorial chemicals used in our Fresno and Piscataway facilities and replaced them with healthier products.

Energy Use We tracked the energy use in our factories and showrooms and continually work to reduce it. In 2012, our North American factories were 10% more efficient. We also offset 20% of energy with wind power.

Greenhouse Gases Humanscale has joined the Carbon Disclosure Project, which requires us to publicly declare our greenhouse gas emissions, and work to reduce them.

Transportation We’re now a member of the EPA SmartWay program, which helps us determine the best, most sustainable ways to ship products.
U.N. Global Compact We’re a member of the U.N. Global Compact, which is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

World Wildlife Fund Our Founder and CEO Bob King has been a member of World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) National Council since 1999. We’ve partnered with WWF on a conservation program in eastern Cambodia to prevent the destruction of 1.5 million acres of wilderness and preserve a diverse ecosystem of wildlife.

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Humanscale and The Environment | Celebrating Earth Day 2013