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Sustainability highlights include the WELL certification of the Shanghai showroom and introduction of the Fern chair

HOLLAND, MI – APRIL 14, 2017 – Haworth Inc. has released its 2016 corporate responsibility report. The publication documents the company’s continued commitment to and progress of important global objectives like sustainable design strategies, continuous global manufacturing improvements and providing solutions that are neutral to the environment, with positive impacts on human health. This is the 12th annual report from Haworth.

In 2016, two of Haworth’s sustainability highlights were the WELL certification of the Shanghai showroom and introduction of the Fern chair. These accomplishments add to other tangible goals in the past 12 years such as achieving Zero Waste to Landfill status globally, a commitment to sustainable wood harvesting and continued progress on removing 56 banned chemicals identified as adverse to human health and/or the environment.

Haworth recognizes that a truly sustainable organization includes enriching the lives of employees and supporting the communities in which the company conducts business, operating as an ethical organization. The 2016 corporate responsibility report includes information on Haworth’s efforts in these areas, such as wellness principles, community events, recycling benefits, programs for diversity, safety measures and the global supplier code.

During 2016, over 1200 Haworth hours were spent in the effort to provide sustainability guidance and education to members, vendors, industry partners and customers. These efforts build understanding about Haworth’s sustainability vision and criteria, form long term relationships and work toward a common goal of a more sustainable world.

Click here to view the report.


Globally, Haworth improves workplaces with award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions to help customers achieve their business goals by supporting collaboration and innovation, as well as contributing to culture transformations. Research + design drive a deep understanding of agile workplace needs and are at the center of the company’s strategy.  Haworth is committed to protecting and restoring the environment, creating economic value as well as supporting and strengthening its communities.  Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 6,500 employees. The company had net sales of USD $1.94 billion in 2016.