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.

Our 2023 Operational Goals


Reduce operational* energy intensity by 5% against 2020 baseline


Maintain an 8% year-over-year absolute reduction**

Decarbonize 5% of our global service fleet


60% of our manufacturing and distribution sites to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status

90% recycled waste


Reduce operational* water intensity by 5% against 2020 baseline


Zero life-changing events (LCE)



* Operational means manufacturing sites and distribution centers only.

** Against a 2015 baseline

Sustainability (1)

Our sustainability journey continues to evolve, and our investments in and actions regarding climate change mitigation, water stewardship and waste reduction show we are on the right path.

Graph of energy intensity and 2021 renewable energy source percentage
Graph of carbon intensity and carbon emissions percentage
Graph of water intensity and 2021 water uses percentage
Graph of waste intensity and 2021 waste disposition by type percentage
Graph of hazardous waste and 2021 waste generation by class percentage

(1) The results for these metrics include the Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) business and exclude recent acquisitions.

(2) Energy intensity in kilo British thermal units demand per work hour; carbon intensity is CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents) in metric ton emissions per thousand work hours.

(3) Water intensity in withdrawal gallons per work hour.

(4) Waste intensity in total generation pounds per work hour. Recycle can include single and mixed stream; energy recovery; and material reuse/regeneration with or without treatment.

Health & Safety Performance and Recognition (1, 2)

We track how our efforts and impact are gauged by monitors of our industry and global corporations.

Graph of external certifications

Everyone deserves to return home from work every day safe and sound. We maintain world-class standards of safety in our manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, and work with our suppliers so that they can do the same.

Graph of total recordable rate
Graph of lost time rate

Safety Data

Total recordable injury/illness490327517554
Lost time injury/illness161120155164
Lost days due injury/illness3,2755,1476,4465,182
Work hours in millions149.7134.9138.1138.6
Total recordable rate0.650.480.750.80
Lost time rate0.

(1) For each year, results reflect current Company business structure and applicable discontinued operations. The results for these metrics include the Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) business and exclude recent acquisitions. 2018–2019 data include estimates for our CAM business based on best available information.

(2) Total recordable rate and lost time rate = number of applicable incidents per 100 employees per year.

(3) Percentage of factories and distribution centers certified to applicable EHS/Sustainability management system standards in that reporting year.