Steelcase Inc. Issues 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report

Most Recent Snapshot Demonstrates Global Commitment

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 20, 2013 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) today released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s sustainability promises to its stakeholders and spotlights resulting social, environmental and economic performance indicators.

“We believe this report confirms our commitment to the importance of sustainability, and the value it creates for all of our stakeholders,” said Jim Hackett, CEO of Steelcase Inc. “The purpose of all this work is to advance the imperative of sustainability – to inspire new ways of thinking, to improve the fitness of our company and to fulfill our promise to deliver value to our stakeholders, both now and in the future.”

The report provides a synthesis of both qualitative reporting and quantifiable measurement. It highlights the company’s sustainability objectives, achievements and stories around the world. A sampling of highlights from the report include:

  • Nearly $5 million and over 6,500 volunteer hours donated.
  • Significant progress on new goal of reducing environmental footprint by 25% by the end of 2020.
  • A total of 4,178 pounds of electronic waste collected over the past year.
  • More than 2,125 tons of greenhouse gas emissions saved by minimizing employee travel through videoconferencing technology and alternative work locations.
  • An increase in U.S. fleet fuel efficiency of 13 percent, leading to more than 222,000 gallons of gas and diesel saved overall.

As further evidence of the company’s dedication, Steelcase received an honor last week from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for its early adoption of the Cradle to Cradle® design philosophy. This week, Steelcase continues its investment in promoting sustainable workplaces as a sponsor of Greenbuild.

For more information on Steelcase’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report and the company’s promise for the future, please visit

About Steelcase
For more than 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations – wherever work happens. Steelcase and our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®, Steelcase® Health, PolyVision® and Turnstone® – offer a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings, products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including approximately 670 dealers. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2013 revenue of $2.9 billion.

Laura Van Slyke
Public Relations
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