Jane Abernethy, Humanscale's CSO on Making a Positive Social Impact in Manufacturing


Introducing Wellness Wednesday, presented by the ASID NY Metro Health, Wellness & Sustainability Committee. 

Making a Positive Social Impact in Manufacturing

Transparency is a powerful tool! Join us for a virtual deep dive with Humanscale’s Chief Sustainability Officer Jane Abernethy as she details ways manufacturers can be held more accountable for their abuses in creating toxic waste and pollution and how to advocate for brands to put people and planet above profit. Abernethy will touch on Humanscale’s own operations, sharing its progress, goals, and impact to date, while also exploring the brand’s role in advancing sustainable supply chains through new and healthier materials. RSVP! YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

About Jane Abernethy

As Humanscale’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jane leads the company’s efforts to create a net positive impact through both its products and operations. Collaborating closely with company executives as well as designers and engineers, Jane guides the development process to help create the most sustainable products possible. With an eye on the future, Jane has led and developed sustainability initiatives within Humanscale beginning from her tenure as a Senior Industrial Designer. An industrial designer by trade, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products prior to her role as CSO. Her experience ranges from sporting goods to medical devices to furniture. Her depth of experience in design has been a foundation for developing products that are sustainably assembled and ergonomic for the workplace. Jane often shares dialogue around sustainable product design and manufacturing at a variety of conferences and events globally, includ ing Greenbuild, World Ocean Conference, and more. Jane’s work has been recognized internationally, including the prestigious Red Dot award and the GB&D Women in Sustainability Leadership Award. Under her leadership, Humanscale has been recognized as the first manufacturer to complete the Living Product Challenge, is a founding member of the Next Wave initiative, and the first manufacturer to create 26 net-positive products. About Humanscale Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as its customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity, and longevity.


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