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Setting Higher Standards for Furniture Manufacturing


As we move closer to the end of summer, we know many of our customers are reflecting on potential changes they’d like to implement in the coming months. Educators and school administrators are refreshing their curricula and learning spaces. If they haven’t already, employers are creating more holistically healthy workplaces to encourage their teams to return in full force.

At KI, we’re also thinking through how we can continually improve our ability to take care of our planet and people. We design and manufacture furniture with purpose, specifically keeping human-centered design at the forefront while also engaging responsible material sourcing and manufacturing practices.

With that in mind, we’re excited share a few of highlights from our latest corporate social responsibility report.

Though not an industry requirement, KI has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994. This certification encompasses seven principles, from a strong customer focus to evidence-based decision making, and requires periodic third-party audits for a company to retain certification.

Last year, we also achieved ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019 LEVEL® certification for nearly 140 product families. Akin to the LEED certification of contract furniture, this label identifies products that are made in an environmentally and socially conscious manner.

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