JUNE 2019 (Tualatin, OR) – This month, Oregon Business Magazine named its 2019 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon, recognizing employers with best-in-class sustainable workplace practices. Hartmann&Forbes, appearing on the list for its eighth consecutive year, ranked at #32 jumping from #48 in 2018.
Hartmann&Forbes, maker of luxurious natural windowcoverings, wallcoverings and textiles handcrafted of sustainable materials, continually seeks ways to minimize its impact throughout its harvesting, weaving and crafting processes, as well as drive change within the industry. By cultivating unique natural fibers from well-managed ecosystems and weaving near the source they ensure authentic craftsmanship that leaves a smaller environmental footprint. In addition, each of Hartmann&Forbes natural products are designed and crafted using components that can be recycled, recrafted or composted at the end of its lifecycle.
The company continues to brainstorm on how they can reach the next level of sustainability. “It’s a process that we continue to build on,” explains Pam Ward, Director of Marketing. “Initially, we focused on the environment side of things. But it is more than that. It’s the idea of being socially responsible.”
“The company’s focus on environmentally friendly products naturally carries over into its workforce culture,” says Kim Leagjeld, Sample Director and Chair of Hartmann&Forbes Project Team. “Diversity and inclusion are important factors of sustainability today
Hartmann&Forbes is dedicated to that end with hiring staff through a non-profit that strives to find employment for immigrants and refugees. This practice has brought diverse cultures and languages to the company including Spanish, Ukranian, Russian and Nepalese.
Celebrating its 11th year, and based on Oregon Business’ widely recognized 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ranking, the 100 Best Green Workplaces come from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, professional and business services, construction, and the nonprofit sector. The 100 Best Green Workplaces are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices.
ABOUT HARTMANN&FORBES Hartmann&Forbes was established with the goal of delighting interior designers worldwide by handcrafting natural home furnishings of distinction. They do this with innovative designs, uncompromising quality and exceptional delivery and service. With designs inspired by nature’s raw beauty and artisanal workmanship that utilizes traditional handweaving and crafting methods, their award-winning windowcoverings, wallcoverings and textiles are made of unique best-of-class natural fibers that are sustainably cultivated in well-managed ecosystems. Hartmann&Forbes’ products are available exclusively to the trade through a network of U.S. and international showrooms. For more information, visit hartmannforbes.com.