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RECYCLING & WASTE MANAGEMENT TAKING THE LONG APPROACH


When CI Financial invested in Inscape’s furniture system in 1999, 20 years later the products were still in use. With CI recently moving to a different office, the company found that Inscape’s product components allowed for an easy reconfiguration to create a fresh and contemporary look with no sacrifice in functionality. David Gerson, Chief Brand Officer at Inscape reports.


Background: Two Canadian firms focused


on sustainability Founded in 1888, Inscape is one of Canada’s oldest furniture manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada, with showrooms in Toronto, Chicago, New York and Washington, DC.


Inscape develops office products and services that are focused on the future, so businesses can adapt and evolve without investing in their workspaces all over again. Inscape’s environmental strategy is devoted to all aspects of sustainability – including energy, atmosphere, recycling, technology and water – and is committed to ensuring success today, tomorrow and for many years to come.


CI Financial, a global asset and wealth management advisory firm, is a long-time client of Inscapes. As an independent Canadian company, they are committed to reducing their impact on the environment and have many initiatives to ensure they are doing their part. A company ‘Green Committee’ was created by a group of enthusiastic employees with a shared vision of making CI Financial a more sustainable workplace.


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Opportunity: Re-use versus recycling Inscape designs and manufactures workstations, storage solutions, walls, tables, seating and accessories for flexible offices. The company’s products are built to last and are completely reconfigurable so they can adapt as workspace needs change, extending the product life cycle. Inscape’s goal is to create workplace solutions that make sense for today and are kind to tomorrow–solutions that are sustainable, long-lasting and produced in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment.


CI Financial originally invested in Inscape’s furniture system in 1999 because of its technology capability, reusability of its components, and ability to be easily and quickly reconfigured. However, even after an office reconfiguration in 2005, the company was still growing, and it became time for CI to move offices in 2011.


Inscape’s systems were an integral part of CI’s flexibility thus far, but after 12 years of usage, could the furniture be re-used, or should it be recycled entirely?


Approach: Considering our environmental impact The original 1999 investment was in Inscape’s 8’ x 8’


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