BLACK+DECKER™ respects the need for balance between industry and a healthy, sustainable environment. Our role in supporting this balance is to design, manufacture, and distribute products and services in a way that protects the quality of the environment while providing our employees with a clean and safe working environment.

We are committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment by placing a priority on environmental, health, and safety standards in operations, and considering environmental factors in product and process design, and manufacturing methods. We expect our worldwide operations to adopt strategies consistent with this commitment by establishing and maintaining environmental, health and safety management systems that will provide for:

  • Operations and activities conducted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Products and packaging designed in consideration of the environment in terms of raw material usage, manufacturing techniques, energy requirements, customer usage of the product, and end-of-service aspects.
  • Reduction of the impacts of operations on the environment through improvements in manufacturing processes, conservation of energy and resources, prevention of pollution, provision for emergencies, and good housekeeping and maintenance.
  • A clean, safe, and healthy place of employment where workplace hazards are identified and controlled and where all employees are adequately trained, supervised, and encouraged to contribute to the quality of their environment.
  • Review and improvement of environmental and health and safety practices on a regular basis.
  • Participation with government, industry, customers, suppliers, and other interested parties in identifying environmental aspects of our operations.

We expect our worldwide operations to support these principles and we pledge BLACK+DECKER™ will do its best to protect and preserve the environment in which we all live.