Sustainability

These days, taking measures to reduce our environmental impact isn’t just an extra. It’s an expectation. At Nemschoff, we’re always looking for leading-edge ways to boost our environmental responsibility through a thoughtful balance of conservation, revitalization and reinvention.  

Design

We design high-quality products with extremely long life expectancies and replaceable components to extend their useful life.

Suppliers

To minimize transportation costs and sustain strong lines of communication, we tend to prefer working with suppliers who are located near our manufacturing and design facilities.

Manufacturing

Nemschoff products are assembled with water-based glues, and designed to minimize emissions and impact on the environment.  We even recycle our wood scraps and use them to fuel our kiln and heat our facilities.

Shipping

We’ve replaced disposable packing materials with blankets, which can be re-used instead of using boxes that end up in landfills. 

Corporate

Nemschoff stands behind the five Rs: reduce, recycle, repair, recover, and respect. Our products are 100 percent GREENGUARD Gold certified, and our company is ISO 14001 Environmental certified. We support organizations that promote sustainable design, and we’re committed to meet and exceed any government regulations.

Sustainability Goals

In fiscal year 2015, Nemschoff plans to reduce landfill by 17 percent, air emissions by ten percent, and total water use by five percent.    

Fiscal Year 2023 - Earthright: Herman Miller's Sustainability Strategy  

Resource Smart

• Zero Waste

• Net Zero Water

• Net Zero Energy

Eco-inspired Design

• All products designed for the environment

• All products BIFMA level 3 certified

• Closed-loop recycling of used product

Community Driven

• All employees engaged in Earthright

• All suppliers committed to be Resource Smart

Customer Experience