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General Motors Starts Landfill-Free Campus Decommissioning

As General Motors undergoes a large-scale, multi-site campus decommissioning project, the automaker has partnered with Herman Miller and Green Standards to repurpose and recycle tens of thousands of pieces of office furniture and equipment. This circular-economy project not only diverts waste from landfills but is also expected to benefit about … Read more »

Facebook, Other Major Firms to Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

Facebook, Autodesk and Dignity Health are among the major corporations and government purchasers that have signed a pledge to preferentially purchase furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals. The Center for Environmental Health organized the pledge and has also published a list of companies that sell office furniture made without … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle

LEED v4 Integrates Cradle to Cradle Program

The US Green Building Council’s LEED v4 rating system, approved earlier this month by member voters, includes the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products program. The Cradle to Cradle program is a circular economy system in which manufacturers and designers create products with technical materials that can be used in continuous … Read more »

US Ranks No. 1 Using Tax Code To Shape Corporate Sustainability

US Ranks No. 1 Using Tax Code To Shape Corporate Sustainability

The US ranks No. 1 among 21 countries most actively using the tax code to influence sustainable corporate activity, reflecting the country’s federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, renewable energy and green buildings, according to KPMG’s first Green Tax Index. Japan, the UK, France, South Korea and China are also … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Furniture Industry, FSC, ISO 50001

The Furniture Industry Sustainability Program has recertified four businesses as full members after conducting its annual review of sustainability practices. The companies are Bene, Coexistence, Herman Miller and Woodstock Leabank. FISP said it is the furniture industry’s environmental benchmark for companies across the furniture supply chain. FIRA International, the services branch … Read more »