Awards and Recognition
Thank you to those who have recognized the green behind our red. We’re proud of our accomplishments in reducing our environmental footprint. As you can see, environmental awards and KI have a history.
introduces the world’s first carbon-negative chair made with AirCarbon™–a
revolutionary, paradigm-shifting thermoplastic developed by California-based
Newlight Technologies–at the Greenbuild 2014 conference. Newlight’s patented
manufacturing technology combines oxygen from air with concentrated
methane-based carbon emissions that would otherwise become part of the air to
produce AirCarbon, a thermoplastic material that can displace fossil
fuel-based plastics by matching on performance and out-competing on price. KI
will be the exclusive provider of AirCarbon in the contract furniture
installs the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Wisconsin at its
design and development center in Green Bay. The new 115 kilowatt (kW)
array–comprised of 480 PV solar panels, covering approximately 22,820 square
feet of rooftop space–converts sunlight into electricity, producing
approximately 152,640 kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy annually while
displacing 108 metric tons carbon dioxide emissions. The energy produced is
the equivalent of sequestering carbon from 88 acres of forest or providing
electricity to 13 U.S. households.
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition program that
enables Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to understand
what needs to be done to justifiably claim that they are "on the road to
sustainability." The Green Masters Program helps to recognize
Wisconsin’s sustainability leaders and encourage continuous improvement. The
award was presented to KI for its manufacturing innovation and commitment to
sustainable manufacturing processes.
a Manufacturing Award of Distinction from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
The award was presented to KI for its manufacturing innovation and commitment
to sustainable manufacturing processes.
prestigious 2010 WasteWise Large Business Partner of the Year Award from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Resource Conservation
and Recovery. The award recognizes KI’s commitment to waste prevention and
recycling initiatives, buy-recycled efforts, and activities to promote
2009, 2008, 2006
the gold standard in winning the EPA WasteWise Gold Achievement Award for
Business Friend of the Environment Award recognizes KI as a company that goes
beyond compliance in its environmental programs. In 2004, KI accepts a second
award after our engineering team found a way to make two already remarkably
earth-friendly products (Genius Wall and WireWorks) even more sustainable.
Wisconsin Governor's Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance
recognizes KI for striving to utilize manufacturing methods that emphasize
pollution prevention practices—including waste minimization, recycling, and
the use of alternative, non-hazardous materials.
||Prevention Environment Prosperity Award recognizes KI for a process
re-engineering endeavor in which solvent-based glues are replaced with
water-based glues. KI is recognized with the same award for eliminating hazardous waste streams through product substitution and