Allseating has always been an environmentally conscious company – not simply because it’s the right way to work, but because it’s the smarter way to work. In fact, the more steps we take towards reducing our carbon footprint, the more benefits we’re seeing to our bottom-line. As you can see from our range of green initiatives:
This international specification is the gold standard for helping companies introduce and adopt environmental management systems. We figured thousands of companies around the world can’t be wrong, so we decided to make it our guide for executing and measuring our green goals.
One such initiative has been the solid waste diversion program we set up to identify ways to minimize whatever we generate, reuse materials wherever possible and recycle whenever feasible. This year, our goal is to reduce our waste by 5%.
SCS GloBAL SERVICES (SCS) Certification
Allseating products are Indoor Advantage Gold – Furniture Indoor Air Quality certified, SCS Global Services' highest level of indoor air quality performance for furniture. This certification assures that furniture products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 and either ANSI/BIFMA e.3 or CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1-1 for VOC emissions of concerns.
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
Environmental Data Sheets
We’re proud to see so many of our clients making the commitment to achieving LEED Certification. When earning the valuable points required by LEED for certification, the chairs you specify can add up. Our Environmental Data Sheets demonstrate how we can help you meet LEED Certification criteria just by choosing our products.
Green Fabrics and Finishes
We’re always adding to our broad palette of fabrics that boast recycled content – or are made from rapidly renewable resources like bamboo, which can grow up to one meter a day! Whether it’s recyclable metal frames, soy-based foam or FSC certified wood options, we strive to choose materials that lengthen the life of our chairs. And when one does finally reach the end of its usefulness, it’s easily recycled.
It might seem like such a simple thing, but every time we blanket wrap a shipment, you don’t have to deal with the disposal of unwanted cardboard. So not only are we minimizing our waste, we’re helping to reduce yours too!
To reduce our use of virgin wood resources, we use FSC-Certified paper for our corporate promotional materials and recycled fibers in our corrugated packaging. We follow the three R’s throughout our facility, and encourage our team to minimize waste in all activities - be it in materials use, electricity, or water usage.
We have worked hard to engineer chairs with long life-cycles to minimize the need for disposal. When our chairs do reach the end of their useful life, we encourage clients to recycle them, and are willing to facilitate them doing so upon request.
Whether clients are curious if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, or a few steps ahead of us along the greener path, we enjoy sharing thoughts, ideas and feedback. Our green committee representative can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have offset our electricity use by purchasing "renewable-energy certificates" (RECs) also known as "green tags" or "tradable renewable certificates", to cover over 20% of our total energy consumption. RECs represent the environmental attributes associated with renewable electricity such as wind and solar. This investment has helped to support the building of new renewable energy infrastructure within both the U.S. and Canada helping to reduce global GHG emissions through renewable enery generation.