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With a focus on people, community, circular economy and operational performance, highlights include announcing net zero path and sustainable products

May 12, 2023 – Haworth has released its annual corporate social responsibility report that tracks the company’s mission to help protect and restore the environment, support and strengthen global communities and foster well-being. With a long tradition of sustainability, including ISO 14001 certification, zero waste to landfill status, being a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Carbon Disclosure Project reporting and commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement, Haworth has issued this report since 2005. The 2022 report is available here.

“Working to make the world better has always been one of our core values,” said Franco Bianchi, Haworth President and CEO. “With our entrepreneurial spirit still going strong after 75 years, we continue to bring global perspectives into our solutions and shape great spaces for people while honoring our communities and planet.”

Haworth’s goals are focused on people and community, circular economy and operational performance. Highlights for 2022 include:

  • Announced Haworth’s path to net zero through the Science Based Targets Initiative by 2050
  • Recognition as a REPREVE Champion of Sustainability for continued commitment to environmental excellence in diverting 16 million plastic bottles
  • Zody II and Zody LX ergonomic seating were the first furniture products certified under the new and rigorous Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 4.0
  • Launched 3 sustainable textiles – Scapes, Novelty and Hobson
  • Employees around the world supported communities through volunteering, participating in clean ups, ridding natural areas of invasive species and ensuring food security for young children
  • Implemented the Haworth Language Bridge program to help those with limited to no experience speaking English join the company, feel welcome and thrive at work.

    More information on corporate social responsibility at Haworth is available here.


Haworth helps create inspirational spaces. As a leading global furniture maker, the company is steeped in workplace expertise that fuels innovative designs for optimal performance. Haworth is a values-driven, family company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a design-forward approach. As a multicultural organization, the company embraces the strength that comes from diversity of thought. At Haworth, we believe great spaces empower people to thrive.

Haworth Group is a curated portfolio of the finest brands that furnish the most desirable spaces in the world. Each brand brings a unique perspective and expertise to create extraordinary experiences. The diversity of offering is rich in design heritage and craftsmanship, continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Founded in 1948, Haworth operates in more than 150 countries through a global network of 400 dealers and 8,000 employees. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan, U.S.A, the company has sales of $2.5 billion USD.