Allsteel Unveils ‘Designed to do Better’ Sustainability Commitments, Alongside Parent Company HNI’s 2022 Social Responsibility Report

In celebration of its persistent commitment to progress and excellence, Allsteel and its parent company HNI, proudly present the Corporation’s 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. This report highlights the company’s unwavering dedication to fostering inclusivity, safety, and sustainability, while showcasing the progress made towards a brighter future.

Under the new banner of Designed to do Better, Allsteel’s commitment to sustainability aims to build a better portfolio of products that makes a positive impact and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone.

Better Portfolio: Allsteel is using tools like life cycle assessments, independent third-party certifications, and stringent durability testing to demonstrate its progress, making it simple for people to choose better.

Better Impact: Allsteel is designing and manufacturing with sustainability at the forefront by integrating accountability into its operations and supply chain partnerships with goal to achieve zero waste, reduce energy use, and reducing scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

Better Experience: Allsteel solutions are designed to do better for people by aligning its efforts with its client’s goals, pursuing certification that impacts decisions for the here and now as well as the future.

“We believe tomorrow should be cleaner, safer, and more responsible than yesterday. Because sustainability doesn’t have an endpoint, we are working constantly to reduce our operational impacts and enact sustainable change.” says Jason Hagedorn, President of Allsteel

As seen in the report, HNI is making progress on the company’s measurable goals contributing to its long-term growth and success. The report includes stories and details of activities undertaken by HNI to reduce energy use, emissions, and waste, and further integrate sustainability into HNI’s company culture.

Key highlights include:

  • Progress in understanding the chemicals in products in addition to achieving Declare Label for Architectural Products for Stanley Center for Peace & Security, which is anticipated to become the first fully certified Living Building Challenge Building in Iowa
  • Advance all task seating from BIFMA LEVELÂŽ 2 to LEVELÂŽ 3
  • 47% non-recyclable foam eliminated from packaging
  • 1% pre-tax profits donated annually
  • 100% of Tier 1 Suppliers compliant with new Code of Conduct
  • Reduced absolute energy consumption by 8% compared to 2018
  • Reduced absolute combined Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 64%
  • Source 100% renewable electricity

Allsteel and HNI are achieving sustainability goals that will make a difference in the world in which we live, work, and play. You can find the full report on the Corporation’s website at https://www.hnicorp.com/social-responsibility.

To learn more about Allsteel: https://www.allsteeloffice.com/insights/sustainability/our-approach

About Allsteel: 

Since 1912, Allsteel Inc., an HNI Company, has offered a world-class, comprehensive range of workplace products and solutions. Allsteel transforms workplaces for the better by designing in a collaborative and human-centric way for real people and their ambitions.  The result is fit-to-business solutions that deliver meaningful change in a way that works for them today, as well as tomorrow. Allsteel has client experience centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.allsteeloffice.com or follow Allsteel on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

About HNI Corporation 

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) has been improving where people live, work, and gather for more than 75 years. HNI is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and residential building products, operating under two segments. The Workplace Furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The Residential Building Products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. More information can be found on the Corporation’s website at www.hnicorp.com.