We design for circularity by implementing impactful reuse, recycling and remanufacturing strategies across our entire product design and delivery process.
For over 100 years, we have designed and built products of the highest quality and durability — built to last, maintaining the value of materials for as long as possible, and as a result we’re able to offer one of the strongest extended warranties in the industry. And when our furniture has outlived its usefulness, we connect customers with a network of end-of-use service providers to give it new life through reuse, repair or recycling.
We explore circular business models throughout the world to capture and redeploy the value of furniture after its first life. We have pilots underway to explore refurbishment solutions to help refresh your space while reducing your environmental impact. Steelcase furniture remade and returned to a like-new state can help your organization contribute to the circular economy, reduce waste from entering the landfill and lower carbon emissions.
Our Commitment to Circularity
We design for easy disassembly to enable repair, refurbishment or recycling at the end of a product’s life. And we work to reduce waste and emissions from the inception of the product.
We set ambitious goals to eliminate single-use plastics and increase recycled content of our packaging by 2030.
We offer owned services in Europe to divert furniture from the landfill while piloting these services in other regions. Around the globe, we also connect customers to end-of-use programs to minimize or eliminate landfill waste.
Creative Solutions Drive Circularity
Reach Your Sustainability Goals with Circular by Steelcase
Circular by Steelcase promotes the circular economy and supports our customers in their drive to reduce their carbon footprint. Experts from our Circular by Steelcase program work with customers to design an eco-friendly solution tailored to their needs based on three pillars:
- End-of-Life Management
- Reconditioning + Remanufacturing
Learn more (in French). Please note, Circular by Steelcase is currently only available in France.
Stories of Impact
Steelcase Flex Perch Stool Designed for Circularity
How Steelcase is turning electronic waste into recyclable stools that play a key role in hybrid work.
Every Week Is Earth Week: How Collective Actions Protect the Planet
Three new programs demonstrate ways to keep waste out of landfills, use materials responsibly and reduce carbon footprints.
Working Toward Better Futures
Designing better futures for the wellbeing of people and the planet.