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Our Philosophy

At HON, we take pride in helping our customers create productive environments that leave a lasting impression. But often, the best impressions are the ones never seen. Our greatest impact is our ability to change the business world without changing the environment. By making a commitment to responsibly design and manufacture quality products, we exceed our customers’ expectations while being good stewards of the earth.

We work diligently to build a culture that encourages excellence, involvement, ongoing education, diversity and responsibility. We continually challenge ourselves to always do more. “HON Thinks Green” is more than a slogan, it's a promise.

The HON Company

Corporate Headquarters
200 Oak St.
Muscatine, IA  52761-4313


Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Central

Our Commitment

Making every day count is our commitment to customers, members, suppliers and the community — because the impact we make every day effects the outcome of tomorrow. At HON, our actions are guided by our values, which are the foundation of our continued success.

Our commitment to make every day count means that not a day goes by that we don't rely upon our values to frame a decision, develop a strategy or guide our direction. It's not just leadership that makes every day count, all HON employees are members, which gives them ownership and a sense of stewardship. Because we believe it takes a commitment from everyone to make the type of impact that will leave a lasting impression.

Durability is our Strength

We work diligently to build a culture that encourages excellence, involvement, ongoing education, diversity and responsibility. We consistently challenge ourselves to do more. At HON making every day count is not a goal or a mission statement, but an everyday action that guides every decision we make.

In Sync with your work

It all started in 1947 when HON began making card files from pieces of scrap metal generated from its contract business. Today, we closely examine every step in the product life cycle to uncover ways to minimize our environmental footprint. This starts with designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. We have also significantly reduced the amount of packaging and waste involved in the transportation and installation of our products. But it doesn't stop there. We work with suppliers, dealers and customers to continually identify areas for environmental improvement. At HON, environmental stewardship is not a new idea, it's been our philosophy from the start.

Every Day Is An Opportunity

Today, sustainable practices in business have become an intrinsic part of overall performance. As these practices evolve, so does the definition of sustainability. We believe sustainability is achieved through an appropriate balance of environmental stewardship, financial stability and community involvement. HON employs Voice Of The Customer (VOC) research to fully understand customer need. Then, we design and manufacture products with consideration for their environmental impact. HON is committed to incorporating sustainable materials and manufacturing processes into new product designs. Our leadership team is continually challenged to improve every aspect of business through Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI), which results in corporate-wide efficiency and a reduction in manufacturing waste.