Each year, Teknion expands organizational goals and objectives to support the reduction of impacts on the environment. The company's major initiatives (Health and Well-Being in the Workplace, Energy Management, Low-Emitting Materials, Chemicals of Concern, Certified Wood, Design for the Environment and a furniture certification) promote continual improvement, establish objectives and targets, and comply with relevant government and self-subscribed regulations.


Teknion is committed to providing full transparency for all of their products using the following initiatives:

  • Source sustainable wood, using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to define all wood purchased. This includes substrates (MDF and particleboard), veneer (natural and reconstituted), dowels, drawer bodies, backers, and HPL.

  • Reduce the use of hazardous chemicals, using a Red List defined by Declare. Declare publicly lists the ingredients found in our products.

  • Choose low emitting materials for healthier indoor air, using the stringent standards of Greenguard and Greenguard Gold to qualify our products.

  • Contribute to built environment standards: LEED, LBC, Breeam, and others. Provide information on recycled content, source of extraction, and source of manufacturing.

  • Remain a sustainable leader by working with environmental organizations like the US and Canada Green Building Council, International Living Futures Institute and EXCEL.

  • Provide choices to extend the life of our clients’ furniture: refurbish panels, replace wear components and design newer products to be easily integrated with older products.

  • Provide an end of life strategy for our products to promote reuse, refurbish, and recycle strategies. We work with partners like ANEW and CSR ECO Solutions.

  • Seek holistic product certification, covering materials, energy and atmosphere, human and ecosystem health and social responsibility, through the use of the e3 level standard.

  • Teknion uses the Environmental Management System ISO 14001, to manage all of its environmental initiatives.