At our core, we believe in the potential of our products — to impact lives, initiate meaningful change and establish a more sustainable future. 


As a maker of products for the makers of the world, we seek to bring positive benefits to our end users and customers while lessening the environmental footprint of our products — all without sacrificing performance. 

We’re embracing forward-thinking ideas and a data-driven mindset as we design new products that anticipate, address and solve real-world needs. We call this “innovation with a purpose,” and it’s driving our approach to product development.

Actions To Goal

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Supplier Emissions

67% of suppliers by spend will set Scope 1 and 2 Science Based Targets by 20271

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Reduce Emissions

52% reduction in Scope 3 GHG emissions intensity by 2030 from 2022 baseline2

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Circular Design

We plan to continue to engage our customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to prioritize the reduction and elimination of problematic plastics and improve packaging sustainability, with a specific commitment forthcoming by 2025

2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In alignment with the SDGs, our products are aimed at being a force for good in the world — helping people climb out of poverty and enabling stable and rewarding work, improving the environment, building and maintaining vital infrastructure and making our cities more sustainable, especially when produced with responsible consumption in mind.

The SDGs noted reflect the goals of the pillar and not the exact product outputs. SDG 9 covers innovation – and we purposefully use sustainability as an inspiration for innovation. SDG 12 relates directly to our focus on circular design and fostering a sustainable supply chain. SDG 17 reflects the partnerships we are forging with startups and other companies to drive sustainable improvements in our products and their impact on the world.


Sustainable development goal #9 for industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable development goal #12 for responsible consumption and production
Sustainable development goal #17 for partnerships for the goals
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Accelerating Electrification

Ready for an electrified future? Our advances in battery technology are leading the charge.

Innovating With Purpose
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Engaging Our Supply Chain

As partners in our sustainability journey, we’ve set ambitious emissions targets for our suppliers and are working together to improve our shared environmental performance.

Sourcing Responsibly
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Safety First

Safety matters above all...always. We build safety directly into our products — from extensive testing to products designed to reduce dust, noise and vibration.

Elevating Product Safety

Bringing More Sustainable Products to Market

Embracing the principles of circular design, we continue to invest in creating and commercializing products that are more sustainable and eco-friendly. By directly addressing today’s biggest challenges, our products are helping create a cleaner future.

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DEWALT’s new high-performance biobased bar and chain oil for chainsaws offer an environmentally safer, no-compromise alternative to conventional petroleum oils. Designed to help maximize bar and chain life while helping to reduce pollution, this lubricant made from North American-grown plant oils delivers 100% compatibility and superior anti-wear protection.

This USDA Certified Biobased Product addresses a key issue: roughly 20 million gallons of bar and chain oil are discharged into the environment every year, in a 100% loss application since there is no way to capture and recycle the oil that is released into the environment. The responsible solution: create a biodegradable formula from renewable, sustainable plant oils.

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This new sustainability-led line of BLACK+DECKER power tools, featuring enclosures made from recycled plastics, hit the marketplace in 2022. Its sustainably engineered, certified 50% recycled content comes from our materials partner Eastman and their proprietary copolyester molecular recycling process. As these tools draw significant current to operate, the housing plastic must be certified for flammability resistance—which Eastman’s highly consistent chemical recycling delivers. In addition, reviva™ packaging is frustration-free, paper based and 100% recyclable.

Addressing the Climate Impact of Our Products

Every product we make carries an environmental impact — through its creation, use and end-of-life disposal. We’re driven to understand the carbon emissions and environmental impact associated with our products. Using Lifecycle Assessments, we can evaluate our products’ environmental footprints and identify new areas to improve our sustainability practices.

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With the goal of diverting waste from landfills, we’ve partnered with TerraCycle, a global leader specializing in hard-to-recycle materials, to launch a recycling program for power tools and small home appliances containing integral lithium-ion batteries — the first of its kind covering all the United States and Canada.  

The program offers three kinds of recycling: tools without batteries, power tools with integral lithium-ion batteries and home appliances. Through this program, consumers can join our mission of preserving the planet for future generations.

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Across Stanley Black & Decker, we are eliminating the use of problematic materials such as PVC and EPS and replacing them with materials more appropriate for the limited lifecycle of a package. Labeling helps to educate the customer and end user on what packaging is recyclable and shows our commitment to creating a responsible product lifecycle.

Since 2019, our packaging initiatives have resulted in saving the equivalent of 14 million plastic water bottles. For one leading retailer, it also enabled more than $3 million of incremental business in 2022 because the redesigned, recyclable packaging’s smaller footprints made room for additional products.

In addition to removing non-recyclable plastics and improving recyclability, we are also exploring durable, reusable containers—a higher level of improvement in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle framework.

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Saying Goodbye to Unnecessary Plastics

Our transformed packaging introduces more sustainability into the way we distribute our products.

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We are innovating with the purpose of reducing the environmental impact of our packaging. Whether that be from removing harmful plastics or process changes that reduce our carbon footprint, we are exploring and implementing solutions that reinforce our commitment to sustainability.

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Alex Bates
Senior Director, Packaging, Hand Tools & Storage

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1. Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organization, but that the organization indirectly affects in its value chain.

2. For purposes of our goal, our Scope 3 emissions include only our emissions measured in Scope 3 categories 1, 4 and 11, because those emissions are the most significant and we have the ability to reduce them through our decision-making.