I'd like to talk about sustainability, but not the casual “eco-friendly”
term that's applied to everything. A vision of true sustainability ties together
social equity, environmental quality, and economic development – what we prefer to
call people, planet, and profit. True sustainability requires All of us to work
together to achieve this vision.
I've issued a call to action for Allsteel to move toward true sustainability. Our
products must be long-lasting, use resources efficiently, contain no toxic materials,
be reused and recycled at the end of their useful lives, and be produced with social
responsibility to meet that goal. Since no product on the market can claim the title
“sustainable” I want Allsteel to take on that challenge. We have a legacy
and a member culture of collaboration, of being inclusive, and of rapid continuous
improvement that has driven each and every one of us to eliminate waste and optimize
productivity together. Please watch our progress toward the goals I've set for us
on our path toward greater sustainability. They are stated, along with our guiding
policy, here on this website.
On behalf of Allsteel, I would like to propose a call to action for All of us to
work toward true sustainability – for All corporations, individuals, non-profits,
and government – in our professional and our personal lives. What goals are you going
to set to reach sustainability? We can't reach goals if we don't set them, measure
and improve. I'm sharing ours, but this isn't just about us.
We're all in this together.