Haworth Achieves 0% Landfill Status

HOLLAND, MI – Haworth Inc. recently announced that all U.S., Shanghai and Pune manufacturing facilities, as well as the company’s global headquarters, have achieved zero waste to landfill status. Preliminary results show that Haworth’s U.S. manufacturing facilities have gone from 4.6 million pounds of landfill waste in 2008 to zero in 2009.

“Haworth is extremely proud of this accomplishment but we also recognize that this is a sustainable journey,” says John Mooney, Haworth chief financial officer and executive sponsor of sustainability. “Zero waste to landfill is a bold step toward our zero waste goals—a concept that affects all aspects of our business.”

Haworth’s U.S. facilities still generate approximately .93 million pounds of waste that is turned into waste-to-energy. Global Haworth facilities that are not yet at zero waste to landfill status will do so by 2011. Additional information on Haworth’s sustainability initiatives can found in the company’s sustainability report.

Haworth Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of office furniture and organic workspaces, including raised access floors, moveable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. Family-owned and privately held, Haworth is headquartered in Holland, Michigan, and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 600 dealers. Visit www.haworth.com or www.organicworkspaces.com to learn more.