Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
We annually disclose our greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and climate change strategies to the CDP. In 2013 we achieved a position in the S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index for the first time within the Industrial Sector. This annual index highlights those companies listed on the S&P 500 that demonstrate strategies committed to reducing their impact on the environment.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
We are on the 2013 North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row, this time in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment sector, a considerably larger sector than Durable Household Goods, our previous classification. We posted significant improvements and have been recognized for increased transparency. Having posted the largest proportional improvement in sustainability performance across 13 assessed companies within the Durable Household Goods sector in our second year as part of the index, Stanley Black & Decker was named a “Sector Mover” within the KPMG publication The Sustainability Yearbook 2013, in recognition of our leadership in economic, environmental and social programs performance.
Recognition of our efforts is growing. Our progress in a number of leading voluntary disclosure programs can be found here.
For more on our commitment to sustainability, including our Guiding Principles, please visit our corporate site here.