KI's Contract Furniture Manufacturing Earns Sustainability Award
January 10, 2013 | 3:21 pm CST
KI's Contract Furniture Manufacturing Earns Sustainability Award

KI's Contract Furniture Manufacturing Earns Sustainability AwardGREEN BAY, WI - KI has earned the designation of “Green Master,” the highest tier in the Green Masters Program established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. According to the educational and healthcare furniture manufacturer, this designation means KI has performed actions in each of the nine sustainability areas and scored in the top 20 percent of all participating companies.

“KI has exemplified leadership in the sustainable business realm,” Tom Eggert, executive director of the WI Sustainable Business Council, said in a statement. “There is great potential to make the contract furniture industry more sustainable and we hope others follow in the footsteps of KI.”

KI is honored to earn Green Master status under the Green Masters Program,” Norman Nance, vice president of environmental initiatives at KI, stated. “Our commitment to sustainability and sustainable manufacturing practices and procedures are important to our customers, who emphasize good stewardship of the environment and want to do business with companies that share that commitment.”

As part of KI's "Green Behind the Red" initiative, its facilities have reduced their consumption of energy, water, chemicals and CO2 emissions, as well as decreased landfill materials. Additionally, KI has implemented a Design for the Environment (DfE) program that sets guidelines for the engineering and manufacturing of more environmentally friendly products.

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