Every day we pursue positive change for people and the planet.
At HNI, sustainability is more than just a manufacturing practice. We strive to design and build furniture that not only increases your team’s productivity, but also protects the natural environment. Our commitments—to lean manufacturing, environmentally conscious product development, responsible sourcing and distribution, and reduced emissions and material waste—drive our practices and reflect our beliefs.
As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and as one of Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies in 2020, HNI is committed to environmental and social responsibility. We support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals and conduct business in a manner that supports these principles and goals.
HNI is actively working to mitigate climate change through the promotion of renewable energy and drastic reduction of carbon emissions. We joined The RE100 in July 2020 and with our recently approved Science-Based Targets, we are reducing carbon emissions to meet the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement. HNI has pledged to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% by 2025, and Scope 3 emissions by 40% per ton of goods sold by 2035.*
• To meet our Scope 1 and 2 target, we will procure 100% renewable electricity annually through 2030 in addition to reducing energy intensity by 50% across operations by 2030*.
• To meet our aggressive Scope 3 target, we will focus on research and development of lower-embodied carbon and carbon negative materials, and are asking suppliers to reduce their direct and indirect carbon emissions. Additionally, we will target zero waste at all facilities by 2030.
Our Scope 3 emissions are five times higher than our Scope 1 and 2 emissions. By heavily focusing on reducing Scope 3 emissions, we will make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change. These commitments will ensure we do our part to keep the global temperature rise to less than 1.5° Celsius, creating a better tomorrow.
**Base year of 2018. Target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
Whether you’re looking to educate your team on sustainable best practices or searching for information on environmental standards, we can help. Explore our Ecomedes sustainability site to learn more about our products, how they safeguard you, and the ways they can contribute to LEED and WELL certifications.