ESG Report


Our Goals for 2023

ESG Goal 1

Climate Change and Energy Management:

Reduce Combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 50% by the end of Fiscal Year 2030 from a 2018 Baseline

ESG Goal 2

Waste Management:

Obtain Zero Waste Certification at

Three Facilities by the End of Fiscal Year 2025

ESG Goal 3

Water Use:

Use a Context-Based Approach to Identify Operations in Stressed Water Catchments by End of Fiscal Year 2023

ESG Goal 4

Supplier Management:

To drive accountability on our supplier expectations, we set a goal to achieve 90% of strategic suppliers signing the Kimball International Business Code of Conduct by the end of Fiscal Year 2023

ESG Goal 5

Safety Rate:

Maintain our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) well below industry average, targeting 1.5 or lower

ESG Goal 6

Workforce Diversity:

We seek to hire diverse talent enabling us to meet or exceed racial/ethnic representation in the communities in which we serve

ESG Goal 07

Ethics and Compliance Training Completion:

In an effort to maintain our strong culture of ethics and integrity and increase visibility in measuring performance, we set a goal to achieve a completion rate of 95% in Ethics and Compliance training for enrolled employees year-over-year



Sustainability Initiatives

Extended Producer Responsibility

Kimball International collaborates with Green Standards to provide a sustainable decommission solution for the redistribution of surplus workplace furniture, equipment, and supplies. This strategic partnership diverts products from landfills at a 98.6% diversion rate and donates products to non-profits, schools, and charitable organizations. 

Green Standards
Growing with Green Buildings

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we prioritize building practices that support the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. Our portfolio of furniture solutions may contribute toward LEED® certification. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. 


LEED Registered Projects: 

Showroom, Chicago, IL – LEED Silver 

Showroom, Washington, D.C. – LEED Silver

Manufacturing Facility, Santa Claus, IN – LEED Silver

Membership Certificate

Kimball International’s ecoChecker tool is a digital database where you can explore our brands and portfolio of products to easily find, compare, and evaluate a wide range of environmental and social criteria. This product portal, powered by ecomedes, provides verified, 3rd party certification and scientific data points that can fuel ESG disclosures, LEED credits, and a growing number of enterprise declarations. The recycled content, certifications, and more are available for each product series. ecoChecker can help with calculations and documentation, making it easy to evaluate how Kimball International furniture can contribute to sustainability efforts.

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Waste Reduction and Recycling

Kimball International’s Corporate Recycle Center (CRC) supports the programs of numerous regional facilities, providing a central location for consolidating recyclable materials for re-sale and transport. Currently, the CRC recycles over 65 different waste materials. Among the materials recycled are steel, aluminum, glass, fabrics, printer cartridges, electronic equipment, and several types of plastic, wood, and cardboard, which is either sold for reuse or recycled by type of material. The sustainability and continuous improvement projects have reduced the overall waste generated at Kimball International facilities as the amount of recycling has steadily increased.

ESG downloads


2021 ESG Report
Extended Producer Responsibility
Product Restricted Substance List
Zero Waste Case Study
Environmental Policy
Sustainable Global Wood Purchasing
Human Rights Commitment
Business Partner Code of Conduct