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Haworth Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

by Bruce Drummond | May 16, 2016
Haworth Inc. has released a 2015 sustainability report that reports on the company’s continued commitment to and progress of important global objectives like sustainable design strategies, continuous global manufacturing improvements and providing solutions that are neutral or positive to the environment, with positive impacts on human health. This is the 11th annual report from Haworth.
2015 Sustainability Report

In 2015, one of Haworth’s sustainability highlights was the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification of the new Chennai, India manufacturing plant. This certification completes all global Haworth manufacturing facilities, that have maintained their ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications. This accomplishment adds to other tangible goals in the past 10 years such as achieving Zero Waste to Landfill status globally, a commitment to sustainable wood harvesting and continued progress on removing chemicals identified as adverse to human health and/or the environment from Haworth products.

Haworth is deepening the commitment to green building interior solutions by expanding the workplace experience from sustainability to well-being through the application of the WELL® Building Standard. Opened in 2015, the new Los Angeles and Shanghai showrooms are pilot projects for the standard, a performance-focused system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment to promote the health and wellness for people.

Haworth recognizes that a truly sustainable organization includes enriching the lives of employees and supporting the communities in which the company conducts business, operating as an ethical organization. The 2015 sustainability report includes information on Haworth’s efforts in these areas, such as community events, employee gardens, programs for diversity, safety measures and the global supplier code. Much time and effort was spent to provide sustainability guidance and education to members, vendors, industry partners and customers. These efforts build understanding about Haworth’s sustainability vision and criteria, form long term relationships and work toward a common goal of a more sustainable world.

Highlighting Haworth’s excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Haworth globally was again awarded with a Gold status by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is an international evaluation platform that helps companies to monitor the sustainability performance of their suppliers. This recognition level places Haworth among the top 5% performers evaluated by EcoVadis. It is based upon an assessment of Haworth’s environmental, labour and human rights, fair business and sustainable procurement practices.

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