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Working to Create a Net Positive Impact
25 of our products have been certified net positive – meaning any time they are made, the planet is measurably better off.
We are proud to be the first company ever to offer any product–let alone 25–that is certified climate, energy and water positive.
Imagine if manufacturing made the world a better place.
Learn how footprints and handprints translate into a net positive impact.
Footprints represent the damage we inevitably create by consuming resources and emitting pollution.
No matter how small, they are still a negative impact.
Which raises the questions:
What's next? How do we do better?
That's where handprints, or positive impacts, come in to play. Measuring handprints follows the same logics as measuring footprints.
When added together, footprints and handprints determine an organization's net impact. They show us whether we're doing more good then harm, and actually leaving the world better off.
Less bad isn't good enough.
Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
Our products are audited and validated by The International Living Future Institute, under their LIVING PRODUCT CHALLENGE.
This most rigorous test of sustainability requires manufacturers to make their own operations net positive across seven impact categories.
articulates where it is acceptable to manufacture goods and extract raw materials, how to protect and restore a place once it has been developed for manufacturing, and why it is important to respect all living species that are native to these places.
realign how manufacturers use water and to redefine “waste” in manufacturing so that water is respected as a precious resource.
envisions a new age of product design and manufacturing, where facilities rely solely on renewable forms of energy and operate in a safe, pollution-free manner, ultimately giving back more than they take.
Health & Happiness
encourages the creation of items whose purpose is to holistically enhance the physical and emotional wellness of the people who use them.
The intention of MATERIALS is to help create a materials economy that is healthy, ecologically restorative, transparent and socially equitable.
goes well beyond the notion of corporate responsibility; it gives companies the opportunity to be leaders in creating a world that is better for all people, all over the world.
The intent of the BEAUTY Petal is to recognize the need for beauty to enrich our lives and to honor the impacts of the things we make. There are no limitations to Beauty other than our imaginations and what we as a society choose to value.
Imagine if manufacturing made the world a better place.Learn more about the Living Product Challenge >