Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest tools and storage company, the second largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading provider of engineered fastening systems. And we are ECOSMART™. That means that we foster a culture of ever-advancing sustainable practices in every thing we do, across our entire value chain.
We take our global responsibility seriously, and we seek to make the world a better place by focusing on environmental improvements within our manufacturing, distribution, and offices, while also embedding sustainable design and production into our market-leading products. We build homes in needed communities, we support STEM education, and we’re there in times of natural disasters.
In an effort to address climate change, we have created battery-operated outdoor equipment which reduces greenhouse gas emissions for our customers. We facilitate “lawn mower exchange” events, which to date, has allowed us to remove more than 20,000 gasoline units from the marketplace. Our NeoBolt® fastening system makes ECOSMART™ inroads to solar field technology, thereby easing global dependency on fossil fuels and helping shape a renewable future. And now factoring in the Paris Agreement as both risk and opportunity, we will look to augment our progress on science-based targets and enact an internal carbon price. Post COP21, we will continue our ECOSMART™ actions towards climate change in an effort to drive to net zero emissions. We will ensure that the 2020 Nationally Determined Contribution aligns with Stanley Black & Decker’s low greenhouse gas strategies.
We aspire to be one of the most sustainable companies in the world, and see our inclusion in CDP as an important step in that direction.