Objective: Engage all Haworth stakeholders in our path toward sustainability.
How are we achieving this?
By developing products and services that challenge conventional construction paradigms and provide more sustainable alternatives, Haworth is working with our stakeholders to evolve our industry to a more sustainable model. Haworth stakeholders include its members, customers, dealers, suppliers, field sales force, the media, trade associations, certifying organizations, and all communities in which a Haworth facility operates.
As a member of these extended circles of influence, Haworth conducts its day-to-day business using practices that result in the least environmental harm. We also encourage our suppliers, dealers, customers, and others to seek sustainable solutions in the choices they make every day.
Communications - Haworth regularly shares best practices and sustainability knowledge through targeted electronic communications, continuing education curricula, seminar presentations, membership in trade and sustainability-focused organizations, and by electronically publishing our annual Haworth Sustainability Report.
Green Factory - Haworth Asia Pacific developed the Green Factory–Knowledge Circle Series to share best practices with organizations in China.
Green Guardians - Haworth Green Guardians is a global team of volunteers from Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and North America that meets to share ideas, encourage participation in and execute local green initiatives.
Ecommitment - An internal “grassroots” team at our global headquarters in Holland, Michigan, USA, created the Eco Trails Challenge. The competition rewarded members for walking, biking, carpooling, or otherwise avoiding driving alone to work.
Continuing Education Units - Haworth proactively supports Continuing Education Units (CEU) for architects, designers, specifiers, facility managers and students. During 2008, 325 educational events were held in architecture and design venues, showrooms, and at tradeshows.