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Positively impact the environment through our operations.

Demand for already constrained resources continues to rise as does the economic impact of environmental degradation.

Climate change will potentially cost the global economy $12 trillion by 2050. This represents a debilitating threat to society as well as a business risk for the private sector. Our sustainability initiative no longer simply seeks to reduce negative impact, but to positively impact the environment across our footprint.

2030 GOALS

Carbon Positive Operations
By 2030, we plan to be carbon positive in our operations on a global basis, meaning our carbon capture is greater than carbon emissions. We are setting science-based carbon reduction targets to guide our efforts, which may include minimizing on-site Scope 1 emissions (fossil fuels), purchasing renewable electricity for Scope 2 operations and generating renewable energy back into the grid.

Sustainable Water Use
We seek to use water sustainably wherever we do business. We are mapping water risks and setting context-based targets that address site-specific concerns in each river basin — important given that water availability and risks are highly localized.

Zero Waste to Landfill
We continue to work towards achieving zero waste to landfill, across our operations. A few of our facilities are already there. This goal applies to our daily direct operations (one-off construction and other events may be excluded). We encourage reuse and recycling in all instances.


Specifically, Stanley Black & Decker aims to reduce Absolute Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions 100% by 2030, using a 2015 base year. Stanley Black & Decker also aims to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions 35% by 2030, using a 2017 base year. The Scope 3 target covers the emissions from purchased goods and services, and upstream and downstream transportation and distribution.


"A strong commitment to corporate social responsibility is the right thing to do, and is an imperative for companies dedicated to doing their part to help the world grow and thrive. Certification from the Science Based Targets initiative helps give us confidence that the aggressive and aspirational goals we are setting for our company with our new 2030 global CSR plan are putting us on a path to making a difference and creating a more sustainable world."

-Jim Loree, President & CEO

2020 GOALS
At Stanley Black & Decker, we are committed to transparent reporting of our environment, health and safety results. Using 2015 as a baseline, we set five-year targets to reduce adverse impacts on our people and our planet while improving the sustainability of our products.

In 1925, The Stanley Works built the Farmington River Power Plant that’s still in operation today. Originally, the power was routed to the factory in New Britain to provide renewable energy for a portion of the operations. In the 1990s, the practice of directly feeding the plant was discontinued and now the power is routed back to the grid for energy credits. The plant averages 32 million kilo-watt hours of electricity generation a year, which is enough to power approximately 2000 homes. The Power Plant is a great example of ECOSMART™ and a model of sustainability for our company.



At STANLEY we’re ECOSMART. This means that we’re committed to improving the sustainability of our operations, our products, our communities, our suppliers and our customers. It also means we’re vigilant about our sustainability initiatives, and that we place a priority on maintaining an open dialogue with all of our stakeholders. ECOSMART thinking is embedded into everything we do.

EcoSmart in Action
Plant and Machinery Improvements
To reduce waste, our manufacturing facility in Chiro, Taiwan replaced two electroplating lines with a single high efficiency line. This change drove 78 percent year-over-year reduction in chrome waste and an annual reduction of more than 13 million gallons in cooling water discharge. That’s enough water to fill 20 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Sustainability is Our Promise
Zero Industrial Liquid Discharge
In 2014, our CDIY facility in Besançon, France became the first and only site in the country to be recognized as a "Zero Industrial Liquid Discharge" facility. The Government's Water and Sewerage Department recognized Besançon's ecological achievement in 2014 by signing an official agreement to support, educate and drive similar practices across France.