Steelcase Inc. Releases Latest Corporate Sustainability Report
Company Continues Progress in Areas Ranging From Sustainable Manufacturing to
Community Investment and Employee Wellbeing
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelcase Inc.
(NYSE:SCS) today released its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report. Titled
"+Promise," the report details the company's efforts to incorporate
responsible business practices, as well as its commitment to contribute to the
social, economic and environmental conditions necessary for people to reach
their full potential. This is the most comprehensive CSR report the company
has produced to date.
"We're proud to release our latest CSR report. We see this as an authentic
action to make transparent our commitment to sustainability," said Jim
Hackett, president and CEOof Steelcase Inc. "The celebrations surrounding
our recent centennial anniversary heavily considered the prospect of existing
yet another 100 years. We realize that the footprint of how we behave is
permanent and while perfection is difficult to attain, the employees of our
company are intensely passionate about doing an outstanding job in the area of
The 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report provides a synthesis of policies,
stories, key performance indicators, and global practices as well as conveys
the social performance-- within the company's business and in communities
around the world. Highlights from the +Promise 2012 report include:
*37% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between calendar year (CY) 2006
*54% reduction in water consumption between CY 2006 and 2011
*23% reduction in waste between CY 2006 and 2011
*53% reduction in VOCs between CY 2006 and 2011
*25% (equivalent) of U.S. electricity usage came from Wege Wind Farm
*Millions of dollars were donated by Steelcase and The Steelcase Foundation
to support communities where we live and work
*5,361 volunteer service hours were donated by employees globally
Looking forward, the company plans to reduce its global environmental
footprint by another 25% by 2020. Steelcase also plans to expand its
sustainability practice and reporting capabilities to capture metrics for
areas not addressed before and refine existing metrics for global accuracy.
These additional efforts serve as an affirmation of the company's commitment
to, and focus on, sustainability performance as a test of business fitness.
About Steelcase Inc.
For 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®,
Nurture®, 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 650 dealers.
Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with
fiscal 2012 revenue of $2.75 billion.
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