CORT Partners with CHI for Annual Meeting, Nov. 20
This winter, CHI is proud to announce CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Company, as a partnering sponsor of CHI’s annual meeting. Leaders from California’s biomedical sector will congregate at Stanford University on November 20. CHI’s partnership with CORT will allow CHI annual meeting attendees to experience first-hand the comfort of CORT. To see how CORT could partner with your organization, please read on.
CORT Furniture Partners with CHI for Annual Meeting, Nov. 20
Green Your Office with Rental Furniture
By Georgianna “GG” Holderbein
Are you striving for workplace sustainability? More and more biomedical companies are exploring furniture rental for economic and environmental reasons. The workplace solution rental model developed and practiced by CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation’s market leader in transition services for the last four decades, proactively integrates the three R’s of sustainability excellence: Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle. Through these three tenets of workplace sustainability, CORT offers greener options to biomedical companies looking to reduce their carbon footprints.
REDUCE: Renting furniture reduces demand for manufacturing new products, which in turn cuts down on consumption of raw materials and reduces wasteful processes and excessive transportation costs throughout the global supply chain.
RE-USE: The average rental cycle for a piece of furniture includes six “uses” before the furniture is typically sold on the second-hand market. If that same piece of furniture was used a single time, rather than rented multiple times, five additional pieces of furniture would have to be manufactured, and ultimately disposed of, to accommodate all of the uses.
RECYCLE: After each rental, CORT refurbishes its furniture so it can be used again. When a piece of furniture has passed its rental prime, necessary repairs are made so it can be purchased by consumers. An impressive 97 percent of all CORT furniture is ultimately sold for continued use.
CORT has worked with biomedical companies nationwide to ensure their office furnishings and more align with the company’s sustainability vision as well as the requirements of the building owner. For many of these companies, a sustainable workplace is not just a ‘nice to have’ but actually a requirement from their property manager.
In addition to CORT’s business model for renting furniture that naturally complements green initiatives, the company has also expanded its selection to include furniture that is manufactured to green standards. GREENGUARD furniture is certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) an industry-independent, non-profit organization that certifies products and materials for emissions of volatile organic compounds and other chemicals. The certification program is broadly recognized and accepted by a number of “green” building programs, including the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program.
CORT’s commitment to climate change leadership is entrenched throughout its rental business model and its GREENGUARD furniture, creating options for companies to provide green workspaces and increased sustainability.
Click here to learn about how to make your biomedical company more sustainable.