ISO 14001 certified


HQ LEED NC Gold certified


1st in industry for zero-waste manufacturing & headquarters


Launched banned chemical commitment


1st in industry to launch zero-waste digital knit


Launched 100% recycled Oceanic fabric


Committed to 100% electricity from renewable sources in Europe manufacturing


Zody is the first office chair ever to be Cradle to Cradle® Certified Bronze

We believe in action.

To us, sustainability is a verb. It’s about doing what we say we will—and it’s part of our work and company culture every day.

1,365 tons

of material diverted from
landfills in 2022

The first in our industry

to achieve zero-waste manufacturing & headquarters

10,000 pounds of polystyrene removed from packaging
10,000 pounds of polystyrene removed from packaging
16M plastic bottles

diverted from the ocean

Reduced carbon emissions

by over 6,000 metric tons of CO2

We’ve earned Zero Waste to Landfill status.

That means our North American operations have sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. Same goes for our global operations since 2012.

We’ve invested over $1 million each year in zero-waste efforts. And we recycle waste materials from manufacturing—things like metal, wood, plastic, fabric, cardboard, office waste, and food.

At our zero-waste headquarters in Holland, Michigan, employees recycle or compost all waste, whether it’s sticky notes from meetings or leftovers from lunch. In 2020, more than 97% of generated waste was recycled.

Recycling to reimagine.

Our Oceanic fabric is made entirely of post-consumer material found in the ocean, like discarded plastic bottles. It contains SEAQUAL® yarn, which was developed to combat marine pollution and achieve a waste-free future. Beautiful and sustainable, this modern fabric has a purpose now and tomorrow.

A humble beginning. The coziest end.

So, how do plastic bottles from the sea transform into soft, cozy upholstery for seating? Through a six-step process that keeps quality a top priority.

Bottles collected by fishermen

Bottles washed, sanitized and shredded

Plastic made into small chips

Chips made into textured yarn

Yarn woven into fabric

Fabric dyed

Our digital knit wastes nothing.

Knit to fit one chair at a time, our one-of-a-kind digital knit leaves no leftover fabric. Like a high-performance running shoe, it relies on innovative techniques to achieve supreme durability. But here’s the best part: It’s also as cozy and well-worn as your favorite sweater.

Our designers love working with digital knit. It lets them be endlessly creative with colors, patterns, and textures. “This whole ‘knit-to-fit’ term is really centered around making one piece,” says Alexis Putnam, a materials and finish designer at Haworth. “No cutting or waste. This fits with our commitment to sustainability.”