Commitment to Action

Knoll, Inc. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative

Commitment by

Knoll, Inc.

In 2006, Knoll made a CGI greenhouse gas reduction commitment through its membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).

In November 2007, Knoll announced that it had successfully completed Phase 1 of the CCX greenhouse gas reduction requirements, achieving an 8.8% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the 1998-2001 baseline. This exceeded the required 4% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the Phase 1 period by 4.8 percent.

Then, in early 2009, Knoll announced that it had reduced expected emissions by 10.4 percent, two years ahead of schedule. Energy-related investments have exceeded $2.5 million.

Knoll was the first contract furniture manufacturer to become a member of CCX. CCX facilitates the trading of 'credits' (known as Carbon Financial Instruments) that companies earn for achieving reductions of emissions measured against baseline calculations.

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Commitment

Knoll, Inc. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

5 years

Region

Northern America

Countries

Canada, United States of America

Commitment by

Knoll, Inc.

Partner(s)

Chicago Climate Exchange