2016 RESULTS:At Widmer, we have an extensive recycling program for pallets, cardboard and recyclable materials from our office. We are pleased to be able to give you our most recent numbers for 2016, recycling a total of 77,145 pounds of cardboard and more than 19,624 pounds of metal. We are also excited to announce that we have lowered our annual electricity usage by 20.8% within the last five years! Some major actions we took to achieve this included: replacing our regular outside and warehouse lighting with energy-efficient lighting, and upgrading to a phone system and servers that use less energy. We are so excited in the progress we are making, and are committed to working toward a more energy-efficient future in all we do. And finally, for our customers pursuing LEED certification, our LEED certified interior designers provide expertise on how to maximize LEED points with your interior and furniture decisions.
In order to offer the most earth friendly products, we partner with industry leading green manufacturers including environmental pioneer Herman Miller. Herman Miller is the only furniture company to be a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and they incorporate green principles into every product they design. To better understand Herman Miller’s unique philosophy on environmental issues, check out the amazing video below.
“We will be good stewards of the environment.”
-D.J. DePree, Founder of Herman Miller, Inc. (1953)