Knoll Printing & Packaging won Best CSR Initiative at the Shanghai LuxePack in Green Awards for its annual Knoll Gives Back Day. The award was received at LuxePack Shanghai, which Knoll exhibited at for the first time this year. Knoll Gives Back Day is part of Knoll’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and to protect our people and planet.

Knoll Gives Back Day was launched to bring the whole company out of their offices and into their local community. It is an annual event where each of the company’s global locations have full authority to identify and select the local organization that they want to support. This allows all employees to be involved with the goal to raise employee awareness on social and environmental issues in their local community.

Knoll Gives Back Day launched in 2022 and has allowed Knoll’s teams around the world to become involved in many local organizations. For example, the company’s Hong Kong office volunteered with Food Angel, a food rescue and assistance. The organization tries to tackle the issue of food waste. Similarly, Knoll’s New York team volunteered at the Mary Brennan INN, the largest soup kitchen on Long Island serving hot and cold nutritious sit-down meals and to-go-meals every day. The Paris team volunteered at French charity association L’un est l’autre, where they cooked 700 complete meals for homeless, migrants and people in high difficulty area.

The Philippines team came up with something unique and organized an outreach in Lipa, Batangas with SOS Children’s Village as the beneficiary – conducting games and activities for the children, handing out donations contributed personally by the employees to create a more memorable experience for the children. Lastly, Knoll’s China office leaned towards environmental protection, they volunteered for a clean-up drive in Chang ‘an Park.

Wincy Cheng, Global Sustainability Director, accepted the award and commented, “We are incredibly grateful to receive this award, which acknowledges the dedication and hard work of our entire team. It is our genuine hope that this recognition will inspire our community, including businesses, individuals and organizations, to join us on giving back to our people and planet. Moving forward, Knoll remain dedicated to pushing progress on sustainable development by continually improving our practices, and making a lasting positive impact on the world around us.

Knoll was also nominated as one of the finalists for Best Sustainable Design for its Knoll Ecoform Molded Pulp Compacts.

Knoll will exhibit its latest sustainable packaging innovations at LuxePack New York on May 8-9, 2024.