Episode 7 – Material & Process Transparency w/ Jane Abernethy

With a new United States president in the White House already signalling a recommitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, environmental issues are encouragingly back to the top of many design and manufacturing agendas.

For some companies, it always had been, as evidenced by the recently released Corporate Social Responsibility Report from Humanscale, one of the leading designers and manufacturers of high-performance workplace products with an aim of making a net-positive impact on the earth, and who signed a pledge back in 2017 to uphold the Paris Agreement.

In this episode of Bevel, we chat with Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer at Humanscale, and in our wide-ranging conversation we touch on topics related to material and supply chain transparency; COVID’s impact on furniture waste; and how the human element fits into the equation of responsible sustainability.