National Office Furniture released third annual CSR report

JASPER, IN -- National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), released its third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report that encompasses the initiatives paving the way for 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(TM) 2 and 3.

Furthermore, the 2010 CSR Report goes beyond the numbers to share efforts that increase smiles and make a difference to company employees and communities such as the Gift of Inspiration Program, safe saws, lifestyle enrichment and volunteering.

The 2010 CSR report measures National's performance in the areas of environmental and social responsibility based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The 2010 CSR report includes 38 GRI elements; 17 more elements than in the company's 2009 report.

With a focus on people, products, facilities and transportation, some report highlights include:
* 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

Additionally, National employees conducted a one month blitz campaign supporting Earth Day Network's A Billion Acts of Green in which over 1,000 Acts were submitted. The majority of the "Acts" submitted were directed at personal and home sustainability improvements further demonstrating the dedication of its people and the profound effect of social and environmental stewardship being an integral part of the company's culture.

"At National Office Furniture, we embrace the opportunity to be a good corporate neighbor. That's the beauty of placing sustainability and social responsibility at the core of your business; it improves everything you do and can positively impact your business, personal life, community and the environment. It is powerful and truly a win-win situation for all," said Kevin McCoy, General Manager, National Office Furniture, Vice President, Kimball International.

About National Office Furniture:

National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user's comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility.

About Kimball International:

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the Company's success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries sold under the Company's family of brand names.

SOURCE: National Office Furniture

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