EMBEDDING ECOSMART IN OUR PRODUCTS
OUR ECOSMART VISION—TO BE A SUSTAINABLE COMPANY BY ADVANCING GLOBAL STEWARDSHIP ACROSS THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN—INCLUDES SUSTAINABLE CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUR PRODUCTS. ECOSMART IS HELPING US FORM A NEW PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS TO ASSIST IN REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF OUR PRODUCTS WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY AND VALUE.
In 2015, we increased our Life Cycle Assessment methods to identify the environmental footprint and environmental impact of our products. This approach allows us to identify opportunities for sustainability improvement, highlighting material choice, supply chain and energy opportunities that may otherwise not have been realized. We keep sustainable product performance at the forefront of customer satisfaction, as well as other attributes such as quality, performance and value.
In the field of battery take back and collection all batteries returned from the field at end of life are collected and recycled by approved recyclers and in most instances, the materials recovered from this process go back to the battery industry for reuse in batteries. Stanley Black & Decker also take back tools for repair and refurbishment so reducing the amount of waste that could go directly to landfill. Where appropriate these tools are refurbished and sold to the public through our network of factory outlet shops.