Knoll Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 10.4%, Two Years Ahead of Schedule; Credits Chicago Climate Exchange for Structure, Education that Contributed to Success
“We are proud to announce these results, which stem from our close collaboration with the Chicago Climate Exchange and the strong involvement of all Knoll associates,” said
Reaching the 2010 reduction goal means that over the five year period, beginning in 2003, Knoll avoided 10.4% of expected greenhouse gas emissions, as compared to the baseline emissions of 1998-2001. During this period Knoll significantly increased it sales and operating profits, demonstrating that economic growth and environmental responsibility can be achieved simultaneously.
Knoll used many different tactics to reduce its environmental footprint in the short time frame, which were augmented by employee education and engagement around these issues. Examples of environmental best practices used include: using clean technologies; retrofitting lighting in plants and warehouses; auditing compressed air systems to eliminate leaks; collecting material dust more efficiently; and using alternative/renewable energy sources.
In addition to its legally binding commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions under the CCX cap and trade scheme, the Company publicly committed to these goals through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in
Knoll, with its long history of environmental stewardship, continues to lead the contract furniture industry in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said
Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure. Today, our commitment to modern design, our understanding of the workplace and our dedication to sustainable design has yielded a unique portfolio of products that respond and adapt to changing needs. Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and Canadian Green Building Council and can help companies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) workplace certification. Knoll is the contract furniture industry’s first member of the Chicago Climate Exchange and is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is the world’s first and
About the Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative is a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) endeavor of the William J. Clinton Foundation, CGI draws strength from a highly diverse membership base that represents the full spectrum of political, ideological, religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. Members include current and former heads of state, top business executives, preeminent scholars, and representatives of key non-governmental organizations working together for a common cause.
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