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Humanscale Achieves 26 Net-Positive Certified Products

Furnishings brand works with suppliers to develop ethically sourced products

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Humanscale, a leading designer, and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products, has become the first and only furniture company to offer 26 certified net-positive products.

Meeting this goal required Humanscale to perform a holistic examination on new ways to reuse material, recycle hard-to-recycle materials, and work with suppliers to proactively develop a culture of responsible and ethically-sourced materials for these 26 products. 

As a starting point, around 85% of materials used in Humanscale products are recycled and/or recyclable. This isn’t a new policy for the company, which has been designing and manufacturing with recycled materials for the past two decades. For example, in 2018 the company became the first furniture manufacturer to incorporate reclaimed fishing nets into its products resulting in a line of office chairs dedicated to the goal of recycling ocean plastic.

“We are proud to be the first company ever to offer any product — let alone 26 — that is certified net-positive. We work hard to ensure that our environmental philosophy extends to every part of our business — whether it’s in our product materials, factories, or communities. Humanscale’s 360 approach to sustainability reflects our mission to minimize our impact on the planet and give back in measurable ways to ultimately leave the world better off,” says Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer at Humanscale.

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