We have more ambitious climate goals at a greater global scale than anyone in our industry.

We have more ambitious climate goals at a greater global scale than anyone in our industry.

We are carbon neutral now in our own operations and on track to reduce our carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

Our Commitments to Reduce Embodied Carbon

Rapidly reduce emissions from our operations

Our goals are validated through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the leading authority that tells us how much and how quickly we need to reduce emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. By 2030, we commit to:

  • Reduce our owned direct and indirect emissions, such as those from our facilities and transportation or electricity use (scopes 1 + 2) by 50% by 2030.
  • Reduce our indirect emissions from business travel (scope 3) by 14% by 2030
  • Reduce our indirect emissions from waste generated in our operations (scope 3) by 14% by 2030.

 

Our Guiding Principles

Climate science is the foundation of our carbon commitments. And the science is clear: to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by halving global emissions by 2030 and reaching net-zero by 2050. That’s why we chose to set science-based targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, which means that we are committed to reducing our emissions in line with this 1.5°C pathway, the most ambitious objective of the Paris Agreement.

Still, we know that addressing climate change requires collective action. This is why we partner with our suppliers on this work. We also know that voluntary corporate actions like ours and those of our suppliers must be supported by Paris-aligned policies around the world. Thus, we strive to use our commitments and corporate voice to send a clear signal to governments on the importance of their decisive action and to advocate for an array of issues that are critical not only to the success of our own goals but to the broader global net zero transition.

 

Our Carbon Neutral Commitment

As our first-order priority, we’re working to reduce our owned direct and indirect emissions, such as those from our facilities and transportation or electricity use (scopes 1 and 2) by 50% by 2030 by investing in energy efficiency, onsite renewable energy and other strategic projects.

At the same time, we know that to secure a 1.5°C future, companies have an important role to play in mobilizing resources to support and scale clean energy development, biodiversity protection and the reduction and removal of emissions that fall outside of corporate value chains. So, in 2020, we strengthened our commitment to annually finance verified carbon offset projects and purchase 100% renewable energy equivalent to our scope 1 and 2 emissions, respectively, the first in our industry to make such a commitment and become operationally carbon neutral.

Recognizing Our 2024 Carbon Reduction Leaders

As we work to reduce our carbon footprint, we have taken a leadership role in our industry working alongside our suppliers to address their emissions. We are proud to celebrate these suppliers across the globe for achieving our 2024 Carbon Reduction Leader recognition, acknowledging suppliers who have committed to science-based emissions reductions.

  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
  • APEX Spring & Stamping
  • Asia Specific Enterprises LTD
  • Bufab Industries
  • DS Smith Packaging
  • Gebr. Dürrbeck Kunststoffe GmbH
  • erform GmbH
  • Gabriel Group
  • Grand Rapids Foam Technologies
  • Great Lakes Label
  • Huizhou Youlong Plastic Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Ivars
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Kanak Exports India LLC (Via Merino Industries Limited)
  • Knape & Vogt
  • Kvadrat
  • Linak A/S
  • Magic Steel Corporation
  • Milliken & Company
  • Model Group Switzerland
  • Ninkaplast GmbH
  • OE Electrics
  • Pfleiderer
  • Plastika Skaza d.o.o
  • PPG Industries
  • Rehau Inc
  • Roll Forming Corporation (Div of Voelstel Alpine)
  • Royal Technologies
  • Smurfit Kappa GmbH
  • Sonoco Protective Solutions
  • Ultrafabrics Inc
  • Valdese Weavers

 

Reach Your Sustainability Goals with Certified CarbonNeutral® Products

While we work to reduce the embodied carbon of our products through our science-based targets and complementary sustainability commitments, today we offer a collection of solutions with CarbonNeutral® product certification.

We started by certifying one of our most popular work chairs, Steelcase Series™ 1. Now we’ve expanded our CarbonNeutral® product certification option to our best work chairs and height-adjustable desks - the result is leading the way for our industry with cradle-to-grave CarbonNeutral® products. The same chairs, ergonomics, and quality you expect from Steelcase, now with less impact on the planet to help you achieve your sustainability goals.

View our CarbonNeutral® certified product collection

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