MillerKnoll Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals
MillerKnoll recently announced new sustainability goals for 2030, with the aspiration to make a positive impact on the planet. The goals are targeted at reducing the company's carbon footprint, designing out waste, and sourcing better materials.
Building on the progress and legacies of Herman Miller, Knoll, and their collective of global brands, MillerKnoll will use these sustainability goals—from product design to building operations—for the next decade.
The new goals include reducing carbon footprint by 50%, eliminating the use of single-use plastics, and using 50% or more recycled content globally.
To help improve the health of our planet and global communities, the company plans to:
- Reduce Carbon Footprint: Reduce the carbon footprint from its products and operations by 50% and aim to reduce the carbon footprint of its suppliers.
- Design Out Waste: Stop using single-use plastics and substantially reduce all types of waste.
Source Better Materials: Use 50% or more recycled content and purchase materials that are responsibly and sustainably produced.
Pivot is proud to partner with brands like MillerKnoll, naughtone, Muuto and Geiger that put sustainability at the forefront of design. Recent sustainable initiatives include:
MillerKnoll continues to work toward reducing single-use materials in our packaging. Through the hard work of many teams, they have achieved a 30% reduction in single-use plastics last year and have established targets to reduce more.
naughtone recently introduced the Ever Sofa—the brand's first-ever upholstered product made to be easily disassembled and recycled at end of life.
Muuto recently introduced the Fiber Chair in recycled plastic.
Herman Miller continues to divert plastic from the ocean through the integration of ocean-bound plastic in the iconic Aeron Chair, which contains up to 2.5 pounds of mismanaged waste per chair. Together with all use cases, we’re estimating to divert 234 metric tons of plastic from the ocean annually.
Since Geiger took its first step toward zero waste more than 20 years ago, they reduced annual VOCs from 95 to just 6.5 tons annually. The Geiger community also rallies around river cleanups each year, clearing more than 4,000 pounds of trash.
Both Herman Miller and Knoll have offered end-of-life programs for over a decade that help customers invest in the circular economy by finding new life for used products.
Knoll's East Greenville, PA facility has transitioned to source renewable hydro energy. This facility joins our Spring Lake, MI campus with a 100% renewable energy commitment. Together, these two facilities account for nearly a quarter of our global energy consumption.