We have always focused on sustainable operations and are proud to expand those efforts to support renewable energy.
100% Wind-Powered Plant in
Our new Global Tools and Storage facility in Mission, Texas, was born green and clean, as our company’s first manufacturing plant powered 100 percent by renewable energy. The plant manufactures plastic injection molding components for DEWALT and Craftsman power tools, and assembles lithium-ion battery packs and cordless power drills. The site also uses 100 percent LED lighting, which consumes less energy and is up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Our Tools and Storage plant in Suzhou, China, completed their rooftop solar project in June 2018. This project is expected to generate 2,500 MWh of electricity per year, equal to 35 percent of their total electrical demand. This saving is in addition to the existing solar array that also generates 1,000 MWh of electricity across our Suzhou sister operations. The impact of these investments is expected to further reduce Stanley Black & Decker’s CO2e footprint by over 2,500 metric tons.
“ This effort allows us to reduce the environmental impact of our U.S. operations, and protect the environment. It also supports the development of renewable energy technologies and will continue to be a tool for us in the future to meet our aggressive Carbon Positive goal.”
Deb Geyer, VP, Environment, Health, Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility
Renewable Energy Certificate
At the close of 2018, for the first time, we acquired 158,000 MWh of Green-e® certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match part of our U.S. electricity load. One REC represents the environmental benefits associated with one megawatt-hour of energy generated from renewable resources. Our investment is the environmental equivalent of taking over 25,000 cars off the road for one year.