Carbon Neutral Now.
Carbon Negative Next.

Steelcase is announcing new science-based targets that position us to become carbon negative by 2030 - decades ahead of the 2050 Paris Agreement mandate.

A message from our CEO

Jim Keane discusses why climate change matters to Steelcase and how others can join the effort.

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Press Release

Read about our plans to be carbon negative by 2030.


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Science-based Goals

Embrace the science behind our goals and learn what it will take for Steelcase to reach them.

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Carbon Highlights

Reduce Absolute Emissions

Align targets with science to reduce emissions for our owned and controlled facilities and assets.

Uphold Renewable Energy

Continue to invest in renewable energy equivalent to 100% of our global energy consumption.

Invest in Carbon Offsets

Embrace a more transformational approach by choosing offsets that benefit people, communities and the planet.

Increase Energy Efficiency

Identify and invest in greater efficiencies by auditing our top emitting facilities.

Advocate for Green Policies

Use our voice to push for climate positive efforts with our local and federal governments.

Promote Low-Carbon Economy

Continue to work with Steelcase employees to reduce travel and transition to a low-carbon economy.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Commitment.

Steelcase believes business should be force for good – preserving the planet, empowering people and running our business with integrity and empathy.

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Impact Driven

Our core values to guide commitments and fuel action. We’re building on our legacy to help create a world where people and the planet thrive.

Questions regarding our sustainability efforts?

Contact us at sustainability@steelcase.com

Designing for Sustainability

We believe that providing the best solutions for our customers begins by ensuring they’re the best solutions for our environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

Materials Chemistry

Knowing. Acting. Solving. We take a comprehensive approach to understanding what goes into our products we’re both precautionary and proactive.

As a leader in our industry, our materials chemistry practice assesses materials to understand their potential impacts on human and environmental health. To date, we have assessed over 1,600 materials. We are actively working with our supply chain to eliminate and phase out materials of concern and to develop suitable alternatives where they may not yet exist.

Life Cycle Thinking + Assessments

Turning Insights Into Action. We rely on a human-centered approach to design, uncovering insights that translate into careful attention for people, our planet and the living things it supports.

We design products for circularity by avoiding and eliminating materials of concern, optimizing performance throughout the life cycle and for remaking, recovery, and end of life strategies.

End-of-Use Strategies

Closing the loop. Our products are designed for easy disassembly, allowing pieces to be separated easily and quickly for replacement or recycling.

Every year, we extend the useful life of thousands of products. through our end of use program, we’re helping businesses dispose of their surplus office furniture in socially, economically and environmentally responsible ways. First, we work with them to understand the situation. Then,with our partners, we present options that meet their goals, whether it’s income, landfill diversion or charitable donation.

Certificates + Profiles

Our products carry a number of third-party verified certifications, reflecting our commitment to deliver on our promises.

Certification Programs

These certification programs include:

  • BIFMA level®
  • Blauer Engel
  • China Environmental Label
  • Cradle to Cradle™
  • E1
  • EU Ecolabel (European Flower)
  • FSC® Chain of Custody
  • NF Environnement
  • PEFC™
  • Oeko Tex®
  • SCS Indoor Advantage™

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Facilities Certificates

  • 89% of manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 certified
  • 100% of Steelcase manufacturing, distribution and administrative facilities globally are certified to IS0 9001

Product Environmental Profiles

PEPs answers questions such as:

  • How much recycled content is used in a product?
  • What is its recyclability?
  • What is the product’s potential for LEED contribution?
  • What certifications are available?

*PEPs are not available for all products globally

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