Humanscale Becomes First Furniture Manufacturer to Receive TRUE® Gold and TRUE® Silver Recognition by Green Business Certification Inc. for Zero Waste Efforts

Humanscale continues to lead the industry in sustainability and transparency by achieving the highest levels of TRUE® certifications across all global factories

NEW YORK, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — human scale, a global leader in office furniture design, today announced that the organization has achieved TRUE® Gold and Silver certifications for all of its production facilities worldwide. TRUE® stands for Total Resource Use and Efficiency, and is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to help facilities set, pursue, and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient. Humanscale is the first furniture manufacturer to achieve TRUE certification.

Liberty Ocean adheres to the cutting-edge design of the Liberty Chair, while building on its net positive impact – incorporating nearly two pounds. of recycled fishing net in each chair. Seamless functionality allows it to instantly adapt to each unique user in any position, no buttons or levers needed. Photo credit: Humanscale

Humanscale continues to lead the industry in sustainability and transparency as the only furniture manufacturer to achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient. In 2020, Humanscale achieved 90% waste diversion for all factories, a TRUE® minimum requirement. Since then, Humanscale has set out to achieve TRUE® certification through the furniture brand’s zero waste policy, which aims for 100% waste diversion from landfills by 2030, with at least 1% improvement per year. until this goal is achieved.

“When we manage our materials carefully enough that none are considered ‘waste’, we no longer operate in the linear take-make-waste economy, and we can start doing the circular economy a reality”, remarks Jane Abernethydirector of sustainable development for Humanscale. “Our corporate goals and policies recognize that it is no longer enough for businesses to simply reduce their harmful impacts. Instead, we must take meaningful steps to reuse and divert material waste, recycle hard-to-use materials recycle and work closely with vendors and suppliers to proactively avoid waste so the whole industry can benefit.”

TRUE® Zero Waste Certification strives to change the way materials flow through society so that all products are ultimately reused and diverted from landfills, incineration (waste to energy), and the environment.TRUE ® provides best practices and training that empower businesses, property managers, schools, government agencies, and nonprofits to rethink how resources are used. TRUE® certified projects are environmentally friendly and achieve a minimum of 90% waste diversion. The program helps facilities turn waste into savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage risk, reinvest resources and create jobs. Humanscale commissioned The Sheward Partnership to act as TRUE® certification consultants for its four manufacturing plants and help the organization achieve its goal of zero waste in its manufacturing process.

“Humanscale recognizes that by striving for zero waste, they help us build a sustainable future for all,” said Peter Templeton, President and CEO of the US Green Building Council and GBCI. “Waste impacts every facet of business and changing the way we use resources will bring benefits to public health, reduce our impact on the environment and advance a greener economy.”

To achieve TRUE® certification of their facilities, Humanscale conducted a holistic review of new ways to reuse materials, recycle hard-to-recycle materials, work with suppliers to proactively prevent waste, and develop a culture of responsible management of materials in all factories. The process promotes strong total participation, including training of all employees and zero-waste relationships with suppliers and customers. The whole systems approach enabled Humanscale to achieve higher level certification than they expected in a short period of time.

As part of the framework described above, Humanscale has assigned a waste manager to each site. Waste audits are also conducted twice a month to highlight small changes that still need to be made so the furniture brand can continue to refine its processes.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of working life. By leveraging new technologies in functional yet minimalist designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, smart workspaces.

Guided by the fundamental philosophy that good design achieves more with less, Humanscale is committed to designing with the health of consumers and the planet in mind. Humanscale offers 26 products, representing more than 60% of sales, certified by the International Living Future Institute Living Product Challenge (LPC) – considered the most advanced sustainability standard for products – as climate, water and energy positive. Other commitments include using recycled materials and eliminating red list chemicals from their products, often found in coatings, finishes and additives. Because transparency is necessary to drive industry change, Humanscale also issues transparency labels with products so consumers can feel confident and informed about their purchases.

Committed to having a net positive impact on the Earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with an emphasis on function, simplicity and longevity. Click here for more information on human scale and their products.

About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

The GBCI is the world’s leading certification and accreditation body for sustainability and health. Founded in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for electrical systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency), TRUE certification for zero waste and the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficient retrofits. Visit

Media contact: [email protected]



View original content to download multimedia: -by-green-business-certification-inc-for-zero-waste-efforts-301560101.html

SOURCE Human scale

Comments are closed.