Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility is one of the pillars of how Wurkwel Ventures, the parent company of Office Furniture Center, operates. It includes our core values, CSR Smart Partnerships and Office Furniture Center’s dedication to charitable giving.
We are a diverse team of dedicated professionals that treat each other like family. We are committed to excellence with the balanced purpose of achieving results while having fun!
We will reach greatness through an unwavering commitment to our customers, our community and our partners. One chair, one workspace, one project at a time.
Our team truly treats each other like family. We believe in our employees and are committed to creating a positive atmosphere where they can thrive. To describe our work culture, we use the word “Ohana,” which is a Hawaiian word meaning a wider family of relatives, friends and colleagues. At Office Furniture Center the spirit of camaraderie goes far beyond most workplaces.
Sales and business development are contact sports, and the creation and maintenance of professional networks are essential to our success. Effective brand ambassadorship is crucial to winning the networking game. So is working in partnership with business associations. Not all connections are for profit, though, as we take pride in giving back to the communities we serve with philanthropy.
To succeed as a business, we must provide the highest quality service to our customers. To accomplish our goals, each employee must be on a path toward mastery of their craft. This requires an unwavering commitment to excellence in our job performance. To help achieve that, we provide the tools, environment, culture and training programs to foster excellence.
Long-term success requires balance. We expect each employee to work hard but also play hard in the form of team building events and enjoying life outside the office. Together we will accomplish great things while having fun! Time management is essential to maintaining work-life balance and being as effective as possible every day.
We operate in a transparent manner, where we share our goals with our team members and ensure that our actions always reflect our values. Likewise, we expect our employees to be eager to learn new things as they strive for continuous improvement. We have a strong commitment to workplace diversity and we welcome people of all backgrounds to join our team.
Accountability to ourselves and each other is crucial for our success. Every member of the team must be in it to win it and ensure that their efforts reflect that on a consistent basis. In addition to holding ourselves accountable for our job performance and growth of the business, we are also obliged to do our part for Mother Earth. We take pride in using industry-leading sustainable practices.
Collaboration is one of the most important keys to success. We must work together as a team with each department and employee fulfilling their responsibilities in tandem. We all must work equally hard to move forward as one organization. To achieve this, effective communication with each other and our customers is crucial.
The Office Furniture Center CSR program is a platform for fostering our philanthropic activities and for cultivating Smart Partnerships with individuals, businesses, vendors, associations, and alliances who are similarly committed to making a difference in five key social sectors:
As an interiors industry leader, Office Furniture Center is dedicated to the idea of Responsible Planning, which promotes budget conscious design solutions, products that support environmental sustainability, and services that help companies optimize workplace capacity and contribute to workforce well-being.
Our company embraces best practices in sustainability, modeling eco-efficiency within our company work environments and through design and facility services that feature eco-friendly product lines. Office Furniture Center and its 250,000 sq. ft. showroom is the Midwest’s largest resource for upcycled and refurbished premium office furniture acquired through decommissioning services. Office Furniture Center diverts more than 300 tons of material from landfills annually, while providing sustainable solutions to eco-conscious business partners. Click here to learn more about our sustainable office furniture!
Support For Veterans
Our founder is the son of a distinguished veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and a recipient of two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. In honor of the service and sacrifice every service member gives, Office Furniture Center is committed to employing veterans and supporting disabled veterans.
Workforce Diversity & Economic Development
We are an inclusive company that champions diversity and equity, both in our own workforce and in the surrounding community where we strive to improve economic development through employment opportunities and by offering resources that lend financial-relief to start-up companies or nonprofits.
Each year, Office Furniture Center donates a great amount of furniture to local businesses, charities and nonprofits. Our annual Office Refresh Competition allows our customers to nominate local charities that they feel are worthy of a $5,000 grant of office furniture. You can read more about OFC's charitable donations on our Giving Back page here.
Smart Partnerships is Office Furniture Center’s program for growing our network of individuals, businesses, vendors, associations and alliances who are committed to social responsibility and advocate for transformative outcomes in design/build sectors, sustainability initiatives, and opportunities for veterans.
Is your organization interested learning more about Smart Partnerships? Call 312.698.4448 or fill out the form below and a business representative will respond.