Knoll hosted the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sustainability Salon in the Knoll New York Showroom on Wednesday, April 19, 2016. The intimate networking event brought together CGI members based in the Northeastern United States whose work and interests relate to sustainability.
Giselle Sebag, Head of Built Environment Track, CGI, introduced the event, urging attendees to use the informal setting to focus on shared environmental concerns, discuss intersecting interests, and make new connections.
Scott Morris, Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, Knoll, gave opening remarks on the importance of results-driven sustainable practices. Morris also presented a brief overview of sustainability at Knoll, including its Energy Management Program; Full Circle® resource recovery program with ANEW, energy investments exceeding $2.5 million; third party certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED), Forest Stewardship Council, Market Transformation to Sustainability; BIFMA level® certification; ISO 14001; and OSHA.
Knoll, Inc. is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2006, the company made a CGI greenhouse gas reduction commitment through its membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX); Knoll was the first contract furniture manufacturing company to become a CCX member. By 2009, Knoll had reduced expected emissions by 10.4 percent, two years ahead of schedule, according to CGI.