National Office Furniture promotes sustainable initiativesJASPER, IN —

National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball Intl., released its third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlighting the company's sustainable initiatives and achievements, such as reducing hazardous waste and the recent announcement of 100% of company-manufactured products achieving the contract furniture industry's highest sustainable certifications, ANSI/BIFMA level 2 and 3.

Among the highlights in National Office Furniture's CSR report are:
• Nearly 90% of solid waste recycled or reused in 2010
• Achieved a reduction of 33% of hazardous waste produced per unit
• 1.4% reduction of VOCs on top of last year's 24% reduction
• 98% of National's loads are delivered via SmartWayâ" certified carriers
• Recordable injuries are down over 91% since 2004
• Donated truckloads of new furniture raising over $40,000 for local Habitat for Humanity
• Assessed chemical usage; incorporated plans to reduce and eliminate chemicals of concern
• Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) completed on wood casegoods with all products scheduled to undergo this evaluation

Posted by Karen Koenig

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