Life Cycle Assessment
When it comes to our products, what goes around comes around.
By measuring a product’s impact on the environment during all of its lifecycle phases – materials selection, production, transport, use and end-of-use – we’re able to target key areas to reduce our impact on the planet.
What a product is made of and where the materials come from can make a huge difference in environmental outcomes.
From the time the raw materials enter one of our factories until the product is ready for packaging, opportunities abound to reduce environmental impacts.
Transportation and Packaging
How a product is transported, what kind of packaging is used and the distance it travels can sometimes have the greatest environmental impact.
Just because a product is out of our sight doesn’t mean it’s out of mind. Even though our products have little environmental impact in use, we're intent on limiting emissions and preserving indoor air quality for users. We also support maintenance and repair that can extend the product’s life.
End of Use
Recyclability and reuse are critical elements in the environmental impact of our products. That’s why we maximize clean recycled and recyclable content and design products for easy disassembly. What’s more, through our Phase 2 Program, we help our customers with end-of-use options so they can responsibly dispose of products they no longer need.