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To reduce our environmental footprint globally by 25% by 2012 we monitor our greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, energy use and waste. 


ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF OPERATIONS

Our footprint:
To reduce our environmental footprint globally by 25% by 2012 we monitor our greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, energy use and waste.


Measuring everything we do

In an effort to reduce our environmental footprint globally, we set up common action plans on:

  • CO² emission reduction 
  • VOC emission reduction 
  • Packaging reduction 
  • Waste reduction 
  • Water conservation 
  • Energy saving 
  • Health and Safety 

Our environmental record is more than just a story. It stands on results.

Between 2001 and 2008

  • 64% reduce of water consumption
  • 49% less Greenhouse gas emissions
  • 71% less waste
  • 95% less VOC air emissions

Local production for global coverage

Products manufactured close to customers
In Europe, there are 7 Steelcase plants: 4 in France (Marlenheim, Sarrebourg, Rosheim and Wisches), 2 in Germany (Durlangen, and Rosenheim) and 1 in Spain (Madrid). This geographical spread has a positive impact on logistics.

Transport implies packaging, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. To lower the environmental impact we:

  • Leverage the load potential throughout the entire transport route. 
  • Load trucks efficiently. 
  • Look for ways to minimize packaging. 
  • Look for suppliers in close proximity.