On our path to net zero, we meet more ambitious climate goals at a greater global scale than anyone in our industry.

On our path to net zero, we meet more ambitious climate goals at a greater global scale than anyone in our industry.

Our commitment to a net-zero future cuts carbon emissions over 90% by 2050. We are already on track to reduce emissions 50% in our operations by 2030.


Our Path to Net Zero

To address the realities of climate change, we are committing to a net-zero future. Our aspiration is to transform the way we do business through what we make, how we make it and the ways we deliver it. We are on a path to cut carbon emissions over 90% by 2050 across our entire value chain.

Read more in a letter from our CEO

Our Commitments to Reduce Embodied Carbon


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 Net-Zero Future

Steelcase is committed to a net-zero future. We were the first in our industry to set science-based targets and are on the path to achieving our near-term target of 50% emissions reductions in our operations by 2030. In 2020, we became the first in our industry to become operationally carbon neutral when we committed to annually finance verified carbon offset projects and purchase 100% renewable energy equivalent to our scope 1 and 2 emissions, respectively.

Now, we are advancing our commitments by targeting to eliminate over 90% of our carbon emissions across our value chain by 2050. We plan to make real and sustained emissions reductions in our products, operations and transportation as the core of our net-zero commitment. Working with our customers, dealers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders, we can make a difference at a greater global scale than any one of us alone. We plan to counterbalance any residual emissions at the end of our target period through solutions that remove carbon from the atmosphere and permanently store it.

The Power of Possibility

The Power of Possibility

A net-zero future needs us all

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 CarbonNeutral® Certified Products

While we work to reduce the embodied carbon of our products through our science-based targets and complementary sustainability commitments, today we offer our high-performance seating 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 - 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.

Read more about high-performance seating, now with CarbonNeutral® product certification

Products for a Better Planet

Products for a Better Planet

Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2023

Our progress designing better futures for the wellbeing of people and the planet.