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SustainabilityEvery Day we make a Smaller Impact.

Our Journey

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. 

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 footprint. This starts with designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. But it doesn't stop there.

We take our responsibility to the Earth seriously and are committed to sustainable business practices. Our performance in meeting our environmental goals—related to energy efficiency, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water intake, and waste to landfills demonstrates our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.

We believe that implementing cost-effective, more sustainable solutions is a powerful and ongoing source of business value.

We Will Be a Responsible Corporate Citizen

We conduct our business in a way that sustains the well-being of society, our environment and the economy in which we live and work. We follow ethical and legal business practices. Our company supports our volunteer efforts and provides charitable contributions so that we can actively participate in the civic, cultural, environmental and governmental affairs of our society.

Lean Leads to Green

Eliminating waste in every form, lean is doing more with less, minimizing waste in all of its forms and ensuring maximum efficiency in everything we do. Lean provides HON customers with superior value with less complexity from a supplier who understands your needs.

Lean Design

All HON products are designed to work the way you do. Materials are carefully chosen to reduce environmental impacts. The manufacturing methods we use allow our products to be disassembled for recycling when they reach the end of their useful life.

Lean Manufacturing

HON manufacturing systems maximize the use of raw materials and ensure efficient use of natural resources to reduce our environmental footprint and yours. We choose materials carefully to ensure minimum indoor air emissions and maximize your ability to return materials to the resource stream once they have served their intended purpose.

Lean Facilities

Rigorous conservation and efficiency programs minimize the use of natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All of our factories' manufacturing processes and transportation systems have programs in place to reduce energy consumption.