HNI ranks number six on Newsweek’s list of responsible companies
December 13, 2022 | 12:16 pm CST

According to HNI Corp., "our corporate social responsibility mission drives us to respect people, reduce our impacts, and redefine tomorrow, by fostering transparency and empowering our members to do and be better."

HNI Corp. has been recognized among the top ten of America’s Most Responsible Companies, ranking No. 6 on Newsweek’s 2023 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

The annual recognition, acknowledging the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States across 14 industries, is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. 

The Muscatine, Iowa-based company also ranks high on the FDMC300 list of top wood-products companies. In 2022, it had an estimated $1.42 billion in 2022 sales and ranked #12 on the FDMC300 list. The company operates multiple divisions including such luminaries as Allsteel, HON, and Gunlock. It operates 11 manufacturing plants in Georgia, Iowa, New York and in Mexico.

“HNI is honored to be named among the top ten most responsible companies in America,” said Jeff Lorenger, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of HNI Corporation. “Every day our members build upon our culture of being a great place to work and a responsible corporate citizen. Important components in our daily efforts include a commitment to reducing our environmental impact, making a positive social impact, and practicing good corporate governance.”

America's Most Responsible Companies were selected based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from social responsibility reports, sustainability reports, as well as an independent survey. The results are focused on company performance across environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate governance while the independent survey asked U.S. citizens about their perception of company activities related to corporate social responsibility.

HNI Corporation has continued to build on its decades-long commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship.

The full Newsweek list can be viewed here . For more information about HNI Corporation and its ESG strategy, approach, and progress on commitments, please see HNI’s Corporate Sustainability Report here.

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