Objective: Increase energy efficiency and utilize renewable energy alternatives to become climate neutral, with the long-term objective of utilizing 100% renewable energy.
What we are doing
EPA Climate Leaders Pledge
Haworth was the first company in the industry to make a public commitment to reducing impacts from our operations on climate change.
We joined the EPA Climate Leaders program in 2005 and pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 20 percent per dollar sales by 2009. Our reduction at the end of 2008 was 11.2%. Our GHG emissions are relatively low compared to other industries; however, our long-term objective is climate neutrality.
EPA Green Power Partner
Haworth is committed to using renewable energy sources to reduce overall demand on depletable resources. Part of our commitment is through purchasing renewable energy credits for manufacturing and showroom facilities in amounts that meet EPA's requirements. Visit our EPA webpage here.
- All Haworth LEED facilities offset 100% of their energy requirements through Green-e certified renewable energy credits. This is twice the level required by LEED (50% offset).
- Green-e certified wind energy credits offset the energy consumed in manufacturing Zody seating and AllWays Desking Systems. Through this program, our North American and Asia Pacific manufacturing facilities support the construction and operation of renewable energy.
- Global renewable energy sources are part of our energy portfolio.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Haworth is working on ways to reduce energy use and our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to reduce—or better yet eliminate—any negative environmental impact on future generations
IT Energy Savings
IT Operations. Haworth was an early adopter of VMWare, a virtual server environment. At our headquarters in Holland, Michigan, USA 15 physical servers provide computing resources for 223 virtual servers. Results include: Power load reduction of over 118 kW or more than 1000 amps Heat output was reduced by 47% with resulting energy savings Cost avoidance for replacement equipment estimated at $400,000. Our net impact is lower cost of ownership, better Server utilization, increased efficiencies and lower energy use/cost.