Stanley Black & Decker, Heritage on Turning Materials Waste Into an Asset
Stanley Black & Decker, a global provider of hand and power tools and other products for myriad business and consumer applications, established the Stanley + Techstars Accelerator to support startups developing solutions for artificial intelligence (AI) in advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing and sustainable packaging to help manufacturers make measurable progress on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
Dan Fitzgerald, senior director of product sustainability at Stanley Black & Decker, said adopting more sustainable materials is one of many steps manufacturers can take today to make measurable progress on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. He recommends manufacturers begin by asking themselves two key questions:
- Are we putting materials out in the field that have a chance of seeing a second life?
- Are we using the lowest impact material to deliver the required function?