We’re doing our part to divert waste from the landfill — from rethinking our packaging to refining processes at our manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Across Stanley Black & Decker, our practices encourage waste minimization, reusing and recycling wherever we can — with the ultimate goal of achieving a 100% diversion rate across all our manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide by 2040.
Pursuing Zero Waste To Landfill Status
In 2022, we started the process of standardizing our waste management suppliers in select regions across the globe. Our initial focus was on three high-volume waste streams: general trash, cardboard and waste wood products. These efforts aim to consolidate management of recyclables and waste, improve reporting and compliance, and refocus Stanley Black & Decker personnel on value-add activities.
At the start of 2023, over 33% of our manufacturing and distribution sites have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Certification.
In our journey to 100% diversion from landfills across our operations, we continue to refine a third-party assurance program to strengthen our approach. Our existing environmental assurance auditors now include specific diversion assessments of facilities, chosen at random, to demonstrate their compliance with our policies. As we continue to advance toward our goal, we’re evolving our audit criteria, ensuring all sites receive the necessary assurances on their diversion performance.
Zero Waste to Landfill 2023 Goal Met
33% of our manufacturing and distribution sites achieved ZWTL status by the start of 2023. In addition, 90% of our waste was recycled in 2022.
Sometimes numbers speak louder than words.
See our progress.