American professional furniture manufacturer Steelcase 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 fulfil 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 USD 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.