We believe that good business prioritizes environmental sustainability. We measure long-term success by the Triple Bottom Line, meaning we harmoniously look after our people, our environment, and our economic success.
To learn more about the environmental features and specifications of Keilhauer products, browse our videos, reports, and certifications below.
How we measure success
Closed Loop Manufacturing is the pinnacle of Keilhauer’s sustainability goals – manufacturing without producing any waste, minimizing our reliance on the Earth’s finite resources, and stopping the use of any chemicals that cause net-harm, such as those on the Red List.
Our Planet Keilhauer program and commitments are upheld through our sustainability policy and verified through our 3rd party sustainability certifications.
Keilhauer continues towards closed-loop manufacturing and healthy materials. Read about our recent achievements in our 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report.
per cent of electricity usage offset with renewable energy credits
per cent success rate of waste diversion across all our facilities
per cent of wooden products are Forest Stewardship Council® certified
per cent of products contribute to LEED® credits for low-emitting materials
time recipient of
Canada’s Greenest Employer Award
embodied carbon in Swurve, our certified Carbon Neutral chair
waste to landfill
Keilhauer has been awarded certifications by accredited 3rd party organizations for leadership in environmental stewardship, product material chemistry, and sustainability.
Keilhauer’s sustainability conformance chart identifies which third party certifications and green building credits and features are applicable to each product family. To learn more about this and the environmental features of individual models, search our interactive sustainability scorecard.
End of Product
Keilhauer products are well-designed for a long, useful life with replaceable components. Our End of Product Life documents may be used as guidance for those wishing to replace product components or dismantle and recycle products at home.
The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a guide for hospitals to reduce energy and waste, choose safer and less-toxic products, and purchase and serve healthier foods. The following Keilhauer products meet the requirements for the Healthier Hospitals Healthy Interior Goal of the Safer Chemicals Challenge.
Our Sustainability Policy
Our Sustainability Policy ensures that we stay on the right track. It guides our decisions and empowers our people to be a part of the solution.
Our Sustainability Policy commits to:
- Conducting business honestly and ethically.
- Complying with laws, rules, regulations and industry standards.
- Continually improving environmental performance and preventing pollution by:
- Including the environment and lifecycle thinking in business policies, planning, processes, and product design.
- Adhering to strict healthy materials guidelines which eliminates harmful ingredients in our products and facilities.
- Measuring and managing natural and energy resource use.
- Assessing waste streams and working to eliminate them.
- Prioritizing Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
- Empowering employees to lead change.
- Communicating this policy to all employees, contractors and stakeholders.
Keilhauer’s 2016, 2017 and 2019 Corporate Sustainability Reports details our commitment to sustainability and closed-loop manufacturing. The following reports cover data generated in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and includes some of our past achievements to help provide context.
At Keilhauer, we take the health and safety of our employees and customers very seriously. As a family owned business, we have always prioritized the health of our employees, clients, and the environment.
Proposition 65, officially named the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was passed into law in 1986 by the state of California with the original intent of protecting drinking water sources from chemical contamination. The law demands that any commercial products that cause exposure to a list of 800+ ingredients and chemicals must be labelled as potentially causing cancer or reproductive harm.
Keilhauer has worked closely with our suppliers and partners to ensure that any materials found in our assortment do not require Prop 65 warning labels. However, if customers shipping to the state of California wish to use their own vinyl on Keilhauer furniture, we must apply the following Prop 65 label to the finished product:
If your vinyl does not include vinyl chloride or any other chemical on the Prop 65 list, you may provide us with testing results or fabric composition so that we may refrain from applying the label. For more information on Prop 65, please visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov/furniture.
For more information on the steps we have taken at Keilhauer to prevent exposure to harmful chemicals, you may contact [email protected]