JASPER, IN — Kimball Office and National Office Furniture, brand units of Kimball International Inc., have completed the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Investor Report, further strengthening their commitment to environmental and social stewardship.
With the completion of the CDP report, Kimball Office and National Office Furniture have achieved the maximum points under the organization category, within the American National Standards Institute/Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn. (ANSI/BIFMA) e3 Sustainability Standard certification program, level. This achievement enables more of the companies’ products to move into the industry’s highest certification of level 3. Kimball Office and National voluntarily disclosed measurements and management of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change initiatives to the CDP.
“Our company has a rich history in environmental stewardship. The completion of the CDP report brings forth more accountability, transparency and insight as the process to collect and measure data will help us as we work to continuously improve our performance and strategy towards our climate change initiatives,” said Georgy Olivieri, director, Architecture, Design and Sustainable Strategies, Kimball Office.
“Completing the CDP was another step forward in our sustainability journey. Putting in the time and effort now to measure and understand our performance will only help our companies in the future. The third-party objective assessment of the CDP and its measures are foundational across other social and environmental initiatives and certifications, further complementing our ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future,” said Mendy Claridge, Sustainable and Technical Product Solutions manager, LEED AP ID+C, National Office Furniture.
“We strive to go beyond what is merely required and do all that we can to be a good corporate neighbor and lessen our environmental impact. We implemented a greenhouse gas management system several years ago to ensure we had the data to analyze and act upon in our pursuit of reduced emissions. The CDP Investor program provides a platform to identify improvements, cost-saving initiatives, develop innovative reduction opportunities while sharing our performance,” said John Shank, Research and Development Sustainability manager, Kimball International.
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