The Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification entity, honored Knoll in its 2018 FSC Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate and recognize the forest owners, architects, manufacturers, environmental organizations and more whose work demonstrates excellence in the field of responsible forest management and sourcing.
From left to right: Knoll Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Ahlquist, Brianna Capra of NEPCon and Simon Forget-Allaire of Uniboard at the 2018 FSC Leadership Awards ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.
Knoll won the 2018 FSC Leadership Award for serving as the largest contract supplier of FSC-certified furniture in the United States and offering FSC-certified wood as a standard component of its furniture. A leading advocate for independent third-party certification, Knoll established a partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council in 2009 that is still alive today. Knoll associates accepted the award in a celebration hosted by FSC at the Glessner Coach House in Chicago, Illinois.
Knoll Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Ahlquist (bottom center) with fellow recipients of the 2018 FSC Leadership Award.
“FSC received an unsually large number of Awards submissions this year, which indicates the high level of enthusiasm, passion and progress that powers FSC’s growth today,” said Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council in a statement, “This year’s winners demonstrate that we can in fact conserve forests even as we use forest products in our businesses and our daily lives.”