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Sustainability at S&C

Sustainability is an essential component of S&C’s overall business strategy. It has been a commitment at S&C for nearly a century and it has achieved significant benefits for our stakeholders — employees, customers, the communities in which we work, and our shareholders. S&C firmly believes that the company is much stronger when every one of its business activities promotes positive safety, environmental, and social outcomes. S&C’s long history of commitment to sustainability ensures that it takes into account the core sustainability imperative in all of its business activities, in both good times and in difficult times.

S&C has gained recognition for its sustainability programs as well. S&C is a registered Green Suppliers Network Partner, which continues S&C’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities and meet the growing demand for sustainable manufacturing. The Green Suppliers Network is a collaborative venture of industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The network, funded by the U.S. EPA, assists manufacturers in improving business processes to increase energy efficiency and minimize waste.

S&C’s Chicago campus also officially meets the ISO 140001:2004 Environmental Management Standards. This standard provides a framework for handling an organization's environmental policy, plans, and actions, in order to help companies minimize the environmental impact of their operations.