Keilhauer’s continued sustainability efforts have recently resulted in being chosen as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
The honour was bestowed upon Keilhauer by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which recognizes Canadian companies that are leaders in environmental sustainability. “Our Planet Keilhauer initiative,” says Mike Keilhauer, president, Keilhauer, “is led by our sustainability manager, who works with all departments in our company to ensure that Keilhauer is a company that is environmentally benign, socially progressive, and economically successful.”
Keilhauer strives to achieve this goal by setting a sustainability policy, incorporating comprehensive sustainability programs, and empowering its people. (For a complete description of Keilhauer’s Sustainability program, please see keilhauer.com/company/environment/planet-keilhauer.html)
In addition to having products certified by the standard environmental programs of the contract furniture industry, (BIFMA level, and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality), Keilhauer is proud to be one of the first few companies to include all their products on the ecoScorecard website, which is a database of free, web-based, manufacturer specific micro sites that help architects and designers search, evaluate, and document environmental impacts of building products, materials, and furnishings against the leading environmental rating systems.
EcoScorecard is an invaluable tool for specifiers to get relevant, accurate, and up-to-date environmental information on products used in buildings and interiors, at one easy-to-use on-line resource. “We want to make life easier for architects and designers who are looking for sustainable products to use in their projects,” says Keilhauer. “EcoScorecard helps us do that. It was a natural next step for us in our continuing sustainability efforts. We’re very proud to be leaders in this area.”
Committed to original design, Keilhauer engineers and manufactures a complete range of office seating. Keilhauer made the revolutionary discovery of gender differences in seated postures and introduced solutions to ensure that both men and women are supported in a task chair, and can adopt postures that bring more oxygenated movement to their bodies. Designed with scrupulous attention to detail, Keilhauer products are built for long life with a conscientious focus on environmental design principles. For more information, visit keilhauer.com
ABOUT CANADA’S GREENEST EMPLOYERS
Now entering its 7th year, the Canada’s Greenest Employers competition is organized by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives — and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership. For more information, visit canadastop100.com/environmental
Introduced in 2007, ecoScorecard provides product specifiers the ability to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics. The program does the calculations necessary for rating systems such as LEED, GGHC, Labs 21 and CHPS and includes and accounts for other third-party product certifications. The tool produces the product documentation necessary for inclusion in the submission process. ecoScorecard is free to users and is supported by manufacturers interested in making the specification of green products easier for customers and salespeople. For more information, visit ecoscorecard.com