We implement reuse, repair, recycling and remanufacturing strategies across our product design and delivery process.

We implement reuse, repair, recycling and remanufacturing strategies across our product design and delivery process.

On our path to net zero, we support a circular economy by increasing the life cycle of materials in our products and packaging, maintaining their value while also developing innovative solutions for their reuse.

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Our Approach

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

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Sustainable Design

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.

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Rethinking Packaging

We set ambitious goals to eliminate single-use plastics and increase recycled content of our packaging by 2030.

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End-of-Use Services

When our products reach the end of their useful life, we help support our customers globally by finding solutions to keep them out of landfills, through decommissioning, refurbishing, repair and remanufacturing.

Creative Solutions Drive Circularity

The Power of Possibility

The Power of Possibility

A net-zero future needs us all 

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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

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Reach Your Sustainability Goals With Circular by Steelcase

Steelcase products are built to last but when our products reach the end of their useful life we provide many alternative solutions to keep them out of landfills. The new Circular by Steelcase program remakes select Steelcase task seating to your specifications. This remanufacturing program takes previously used furniture and remakes it to a like-new state, giving the product a second life with a 12-year warranty. Remade furniture can help customers achieve their sustainability goals by helping them avoid waste from entering the landfill, reducing the use of new raw materials, and minimizing their scope 3 emissions. Customers can also receive estimated carbon and landfill avoidance metrics with their purchase to show progress against those goals.

For more information about Circular by Steelcase, reach out to your Steelcase Sales Representative.

Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2023

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