As part of the Steelcase family, we create products that are good for people and good for the world. Our products and operations are designed around a commitment to reduce climate change, reinforced by sustainable practices across our value chain.
- Smith System® is committed to lowering greenhouse gases emitted in the creation of our products.
- We set 1.5 degree C-aligned targets, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
- We’ve established an internal carbon core team, including an executive oversight committee, to drive and
monitor progress toward the goals associated with our climate commitment.
- We engage key suppliers to set their own science-based targets.
Achieve Absolute Reductions by 2030
Reduce absolute emissions from our own
operations by 50%. Reduce emissions from waste generated in our operations by 14%, equating to a 20% total tonnage reduction in waste globally.
Reduce emissions from business travel by 14%.
Handle Water as a Precious Commodity
Through 2030, conduct water balance analyses for process water and consider water recycling options for plants located in water-stressed areas.
Through 2030, improve water use efficiency to reduce global water consumption in operations and continue to manage the quality of discharged wastewater.
Maintain Carbon Neutrality
Continue purchasing renewable energy equivalent
to 100% of our own global electricity consumption. Invest in carbon offset projects like reforestation to
maintain carbon neutrality for our direct operations.
Motivate Suppliers to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Partner with 80% of suppliers (by emissions) to set their own science-based targets by 2025.
100% Purchased Renewable Energy
Steelcase purchased renewable energy for global electricity usage and verified carbon offsets for global fossil fuel usage to remain carbon neutral in our direct operations.