"We carefully and constantly evaluate our impact on the Earth.
Our approach to product development and manufacturing embodies our mission to minimize our impacts. The best designs in the world achieve more with less, so we act accordingly. Humanscale products prioritize simplicity, which is apparent in their forms.
We use fewer parts in constructing our products, and we use recyclable materials such as aluminum and steel to limit the potential impact. In particular, our task chairs use a sophisticated weight-sensitive recline mechanism that offers intuitive functionality, reducing the number of knobs, levers, and parts required to make the chair work. Our environmental philosophy is taken into account at every stage of product development through our Design For Environment process. The Durability and Upgradeability of products are also considered - we build products to last, so they will only need to be replaced sometimes.
Our product design is only the beginning of our environmental sustainability efforts. We also examine our supply chain, manufacturing facilities, showrooms, and offices to evaluate our evolution in minimizing impact. We monitor our greenhouse gas emissions, waste, energy use, and other key metrics that indicate our progress.
On a global level, Humanscale is a member of the U.N. Global Compact, which aligns businesses with common goals of improving labor conditions, protecting human rights, preventing anti-corruption practices, and promoting environmental efforts. We are also committed to responsible sourcing of raw materials. Our policy is to refrain from sourcing minerals from conflict mines in or around the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Our Zero Waste Policy
Our Zero Waste policy targets 100% waste diversion by the year 2030. In 2020, we achieved 90% landfill waste diversion for all factories globally and set a target of at least a 1% improvement until 2030. So far, we have already exceeded this goal. As of 2022, we are diverting more than 93% of all waste from landfills. Waste audits are performed monthly at each global facility to refine our process and improve diversion efficiency continually.
Achieving TRUE Certification
In 2022, Humanscale became the only furniture manufacturer awarded TRUE® Gold and Silver certifications for all factories globally. TRUE® stands for Total Resource Use and Efficiency and is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to help facilities define, pursue, and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient. You can learn more about TRUE Certification here."
- Weigh less and require less raw material
- Ship as efficiently as possible
- Have timeless design and durable construction so they have to be replaced less frequently
- Contains recycled content
- Lightweight, reducing carbon footprint in shipping
- Quick and easy to disassemble with clear recycling guidelines
- Easily replaceable components
- Humanscale will assist the owner to ensure Cinto is disposed of for the highest level of reuse
- Certified by GREENGUARD and BIFMA level®
- Can earn points toward LEED Certification in a number of areas