If we're going to make a substantial positive impact on the world, we need to look for sustainability in everything we do. Saying no to plastic bags at the grocery store and bringing a reusable coffee are both great, but small contributions.
We also need to choose clean energy and buy sustainably-made products in every aspect of our lives - including the office.
What is a sustainable office? One in which you use less paper, cut down on energy use, and buy furniture made by companies with a commitment to sustainability, an ethos embodied perfectly by Humanscale chairs and office furniture.
Read on to learn how the leading pioneer of office ergonomics can help you become more sustainable in everyday life, without compromising on quality and innovative design.
Choose Sustainably Made Office Furniture
Wondering how to make an office sustainable? The best thing you can do is buy sustainably made office furniture. Also, be sure that it is built to last. Durable furniture won't soon be cluttering up the landfill and is easier on your pocketbook as you don't have to replace it as often.
For all these reasons, we love Humanscale office furniture.
Sustainable Office Furniture Design
Many brands claim to offer sustainable office furniture, but few go to such lengths as Humanscale.
First, they use a minimal design for their furniture, requiring fewer parts. This cuts down on both materials and potential for problems with the furniture.
For example, instead of requiring a bunch of knobs and levers to adjust chairs, they use an innovative design that responds to the user's weight to function intuitively. Concerned about back pain? Don't be. This design ensures that you can sit comfortably with correct ergonomic support.
Where possible, Humanscale uses recycled and recyclable materials in their products.
But they don’t stop there. Humanscale’s environmental policy encompasses their entire operation from their supply chain to waste disposal.
source materials sustainably by working with vendors who have adopted sustainable practices. To ensure their own corporate responsibility, they take it one step further and investigate if their vendor employees are paid and treated fairly. They won't work with any vendor that doesn't meet both of these standards.
They also actively work to reduce their energy use, and limit the use of chemicals — down to the cleaners the company's janitors use.
Plus, they are working to divert 100% of production waste from the landfills. One way they do this is by choosing reusable packing and shipping materials.
Beyond this, they reduce their customers' waste by producing products that last. Then, they stand behind that claim with 15-year warranties on their chairs. To further reduce waste, they also have a program for customers to responsibly dispose of products rather than sending them straight to the landfills.
It's quite impressive, really.
Purchasing Responsibly-Made Office Furniture
So, how is office design sustainable? By maintaining high standards of corporate responsibility and sustainability. That's exactly what Humanscale can offer their customers and we're happy to bring the option to you.
Take a look for yourself and browse our selection of Humanscale office chairs to create a more sustainable office today.