At AIS, we have always been a leader in Lean Manufacturing. We strive to eliminate waste from our manufacturing processes every step of the way - the way Mother Nature intended. By manufacturing products with a high recycled content, that are
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certified, and designed for future re-use, our goal is to support a healthy, sustainable natural environment, for present and future generations. And, it doesn't end there – we're the first systems manufacturer to achieve CarbonNeutral™ certification and we're excited to announce our new partnership with ANEW; offering our clients a way to repurpose unwanted office furniture. At AIS we're always working to find a better way, a more sustainable approach. It's a journey we are committed to.
Take-back solution for surplus office furniture
AIS has partnered with ANEW to provide a take-back solution for surplus office furniture and materials. This partnership provides AIS clients with a means to repurpose their furniture, fixtures and architectural materials, diverting the items from landfill. All captured materials are donated to public agencies and charities within a 50 mile radius, benefiting the local communities to which the furniture resided.
ANEW, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, exists to provide companies with alternatives for their surplus furniture and other items with the priority of matching it to non-profits, public agencies and underservedcommunities while avoiding landfill. This simple practice furthers corporate citizenship, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. With anationwide reach of 250 service providers, ANEW is a single point resource,coordinating the removal of all surplus in any condition from the interior built environment, conducting community outreach to charities and others, then reporting the results and metrics of every project. In its 7 years of existence ANEW has diverted 8.9 million pounds from landfill, serving over 500 organizations in 13 countries. ANEW educates through action, transforming corporate surplus into community service.
How We Achieved CarbonNeutral Status
AIS is the first systems manufacturer to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification. All carbon emissions from the manufacture of furniture in our Hudson, MA facilities are measured and offset, investing in alternative green power.