Reducing carbon footprint: Our progress

Reducing our carbon footprint is vital for reversing climate change. This year brought major reductions in our carbon emissions, and by 2030, we strive to reduce the carbon footprint from our products and operations by 50 percent.

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We reduced our carbon output by 7,000 tons by mid-2023.


By 2030, we aim to reduce our carbon output by 250,000 tons.

Small choices, big impact

Our decisions reflect our environmental influence. By consolidating our offices, rethinking furniture material options, and making more changes to come, we’re reducing our carbon footprint while setting standards for carbon reductions.

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Green around the globe

Our buildings serve people and the environment. MillerKnoll has many certified green buildings across our global footprint, including our WELL Platinum Retail Headquarters and our GreenHouse facility in Holland, MI, which earned a LEED Pioneer building award.

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Carbon-neutral shipping

Freight transportation plays a fundamental role in global sustainability. MillerKnoll’s HAY brand invested in carbon-neutral shipping in Europe and Asia Pacific by partnering with Maersk ECO Delivery, a system powered by fuel made from recycled biomass.

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Recycled resources

Our goals for carbon neutrality match our goals to make the product lifecycle circular. The rePurpose program in North America diverts furniture waste from landfills by relocating, reselling, reusing, and recycling products. These pathways add new life to your favorite designs.

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Our 2030 sustainability goals

Sustainable design leads to more inspiring products, as well as a culture of people committed to doing things right. Our goals for 2030 continue our collective’s tradition of designing for a world we all want to live in.

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Design out waste

We aim to eliminate waste from our processes, including single-use plastic packaging and waste in landfills, air emissions, and water use.

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Source better materials

Materials comprise over 50 percent of the carbon footprint of our products. We want to source them better.

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