Teknion Corporation has partnered with ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc.), a non-profit organisation to extend the lifecycle of surplus furniture and other items through reuse, resale, repurpose and recycling.
Surplus goods are matched to charitable organisations, public agencies and communities in need. Teknion is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and furniture. Its Middle East dealers include The Total Office, Dubai, Al Jedaie Office Furniture , KSA, Global Art, Qatar and Al Jabriya Furniture Company, Kuwait.
“Environmental social responsibility is key to our goal of reducing environmental impacts,” said Scott Deugo, sustainability officer, Teknion.
“Joining forces with ANEW extends the lifecycle of products and provides necessary resources to those who need them. This partnership not only helps us move towards our sustainability goal, it also benefits our clients, non-profit organisations and communities, and the environment.”
Founded in 2005, ANEW is a non-profit organisation based in the US and is dedicated to extending the lifecycle of surplus furniture, equipment, architectural materials and building assets to schools, public charities and agencies, non-profit organizations and communities in need on a national scale.
“ANEW welcomes Teknion as a Steward Sponsor,” said Rose Tourje, founder ANEW.
“We look forward to furthering the mission of social sustainability by working with Teknion as a catalyst for positive change.”