we strive for the maximum positive net impact on our customers, our community, and our employees in every small and large decision. Our green policy serves as our commitment to health and well-being and maintains the highest environmental stewardship standards.
Dedication to Our Customers
Numerous facilities rely upon Norix furniture in their highly demanding environments. Through years of innovation, Norix has set the standard for safe and healthy furnishings. As a benchmark, Norix Furniture has received the GREENGUARD indoor air quality certification for virtually all of its products*. Norix furniture meets the chemical emissions criteria by UL Environment, the governing body for this globally recognized certification program. Recognized throughout the world, UL Environment’s GREENGUARD Certification recognizes products with low chemical emissions, which can contribute to healthier indoor environments. GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create products with low chemical emissions while also giving consumers the knowledge they need when looking for products that meet stringent emissions standards. This long history of unwavering concentration on the customer’s health and safety and the basic philosophy that product improvements are never-ending are the Norix mission’s foundation.
*Individual Attributes Vary by Product. See Product Specification Sheet for Details.
Dedication to Our Community
The Norix headquarters in West Chicago, IL mirrors the same approach Norix takes to its products – cutting-edge in its function and aesthetic design. The Norix headquarters is a unique structure built to achieve the distinguished LEED-Gold Certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification is awarded on a point system for critical environmental factors such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions, indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources. The most visible effort in obtaining LEED-Gold Certification is the massive investment in solar power, as seen on the roof and throughout the campus on “solar trees.” The solar panels collect the equivalent of 95-100% of Norix energy usage. Within the facility, some products manufactured utilize recycled content, and many are 100% recyclable. Norix strives for a near-constant evaluation of our environmental impact on our planet’s health and its inhabitants.
Creating a Healthy Environment for Our Employees
Our headquarters at One Innovation Drive is an opportunity to further cultivate employees in an environment designed for health and well-being. One Innovation Drive features activity areas such as a fitness center, a pickleball court, a soccer field, and walking paths situated among a preserved native prairie habitat. Deliberately designed landscaping conserves water to help maintain the local habitats. Healthy snacks at the micro-market in the cafeteria help curb cravings, and the coffee and tea bar can help brew up some invigoration and inspiration. The headquarters supports a culture to attract and retain employees that continually push the envelope and make innovation a reality.