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Saturday, 15 February 2003
Leading Furniture Manufacturer Knoll, Inc. to Produce Furniture Using FSC “Green" Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council-U.S. is pleased to announce that Knoll Inc., the global furniture manufacturer and designer that creates furnishings for the workplace and home, has received FSC Chain-of-Custody certification. In its FSC-certified line of products, Knoll will offer office furniture systems made from particle board, MDF, veneer, solid lumber, and other wood fiber products that come from responsibly-managed forests. The certification was granted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), for Knoll’s manufacturing plants in East Greenville, PA, Grand Rapids, MI, and Toronto, ON.

For more than 20 years, Knoll, Inc., has demonstrated its concern for the environment, focusing on “green" design, innovative technology and sustainable business. Beyond following environmental laws, Knoll independently takes steps to take less from the earth.

“Knoll can be held up to the rest of the furniture industry as an example of sustainability," said FSC U.S. President Roger Dower. “Knoll’s certification brings a major furniture company to the FSC, and will provide the leadership for other furniture manufacturers to follow suit."

“This certification is an excellent example of how businesses and FSC certification bodies can work collaboratively to ensure compliance with FSC's Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship," said Dr. Wolfram Pinker, director of chain-of-custody certification for Scientific Certification Systems. “The Knoll project team provided our auditing staff with all data necessary to thoroughly examine and recommend their operations for certification. Their products are a great addition to the list of FSC-certified materials on the market today."

Knoll Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of office furnishings, and has received hundreds of design awards since their founding in 1938. Knoll has many objects on display in major art museums around the world, including more than 30 pieces in the permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Knoll headquarters are located in East Greenville, PA. You can find out more about Knoll Inc.