Office Furniture manufacturer, Direct Ergonomics walks the environmental talk.
April 28th, 2009
A family company founded 23 years 20 years ago, Direct Ergonomics is an office furniture company walking the talk on environmental awareness.
They have been externally audited for environmental standards and are continually investing in energy efficient technology when manufacturing their world-class office workstations and chairs.
The company has adapted all their machinery to enable the use of water-based, low-toxicity glues in all their products, and wherever possible use naturally derived raw materials, recycled components and energy smart processes.
Their waste management systems are well thought out and all about full recycle. The arrival of the million-dollar ‘baz machine’ ensures minimum wastage hence minimum land fill.
“We have implemented a unique end of life recycling for all our furniture to benefit the environment and charities,” says Donna Jason – Direct Ergonomics Director.
“We not only recycle our own furniture at the end of its life, we will recycle the redundant furniture that our new furniture is replacing… even though in most instances it is not our furniture.”
The company either recycle components of the returned furniture, or preferably if they it is in good working condition, recycle items in their original form – then donating it to not-for-profit organizations.
Direct Ergonomics are GECA certified; the GECA Ecolab is on their task and executive chairs, visitor chairs, conference, training and meeting room tables as well as workstations and standard desking.
“I was walking down the street the other day and a person with an interesting t shirt walked past: ‘Judge me by what I do, not what I say’ – and I thought, I agree,” Donna says. “I want Direct Ergonomics to be judged by our actions.”
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