Zero Waste Emissions
Objective: Eliminate waste and emissions associated with corporate operations and the production of products and services. This includes elimination of all greenhouse gases.
How are we achieving this?
Zero Waste to Landfill - Haworth operations targeted waste reduction, recycling and zero waste to landfill in all North American facilities. Our corporate headquarters waste recycling center opened in 1993 and to date has recycled over 206,000 tons of waste. ISO 14001 environmental management systems (EMS) and lean manufacturing strategies and tools, helped us generate new ideas and opportunities to further reduce waste and acheive zero waste to landfill. More...
Eliminating Emissions -
Globally, our Shanghai, China and Puna, India met zero waste to landfill status. In 2008.Haworth's Shanghai factory is a steward of environmental, lean manufacturing processes.
In 2008, the factory recycled the equivalent of:
- 80 tons of steel/95 small cars
- 4.8 tons of paper and 79.5 tons of cardboard, saving 1,095 trees
- 210 barrels of oil
- 345,630 kWh/m2 of landfill
- 2,790,054 liters of water
- 10 tons of fabric (stretching 24 kilometers)
The factory reported zero landfill waste in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, 1,910.5 cubic meters of landfill space was saved.
Haworth has been a leader in eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in our products and manufacturing operations for many years. As an example, conversion to water based finishes and adhesives has decreased solvent air emissions 70 percent since 1999 in our Michigan manufacturing facilities, moving us closer to eliminating them altogether.
Water and Wastewater Strategies. Haworth manufacturing facilities around the world have strategies for reducing water usage, maximizing wastewater recovery and ensuring wastewater discharge meets local mandates. These efforts contribute to cost savings and water quality.