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Sustainability as strategy

Earth by Fellowes represents our renewed commitment to sustainable practices at every level of our operations. Both aspirational and practical, Earth directs our steps to become an organisation that pioneers new ways of doing business –
ways that protect the WorkLife Potential of generations to come.
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"We believe that it is our innate responsibility to embrace our core value of 'Care' in all that we do, including how we treat people, manage our resources, care for the needs of vulnerable individuals, and act as good stewards of our planet."
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- John Fellowes, CEO
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Where We Are, Where We're Going

A genuine commitment to sustainability must be multi-faceted and transparent. Learn more about how our environmental practices span across our value chain, from energy usage and efficiency to product design and manufacturing.

Download The 2023 Earth Report
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Sustainability with substance

Earth by Fellowes has identified focus areas that yield the highest impact and strategic value for our organisation.

Improved Efficiency
Improved Efficiency
Fellowes has prioritized and invested in sustainable energy sources throughout our facility network. In fact, solar panels provided nearly 20% of total electricity usage at the Fellowes HQ in 2022.
Waste Reduction
Our material separation program in our headquarters in Itasca, IL ensures the disassembly and organization of all waste into material classifications for reuse or recycling purposes. The result of these efforts was over 90% of the contents from potential waste being diverted from landfill.
Next Generation Packaging
In 2022, we updated and implemented our Sustainability Packaging Requirements, banning many harmful materials and designs and ensuring our products are all packaged with sustainability in mind. We are also developing creative and innovative packaging solutions that use 100% recyclable materials, aiming to eliminate all single-use packaging by 2028 for Fellowes Brands worldwide.
Responsible Sourcing
Fellowes is committed to the highest standards for ethical business practices in our facilities. With the execution and regular optimization of our Supplier Code of Conduct and supplier audits, we are actively holding our partner facilities to the same standards which meet or exceed all required laws.
Designing for the Future
As part of ongoing commitments to global environmental regulations, in 2022, Fellowes launched and integrated the Design for Environment (DfE) program into New Product Development processes, prioritizing the Indoor Air Quality and the BIFMA Level 2 certifications. We are also committed to designing a variety of new products that can be disassembled and are 100% recyclable.
Measured Progress
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18%
of the energy used at the Fellowes Headquarters in 2022 was produced by solar panels
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1000
trees planted per week by Bankers Box, since January 1, 2021 Keep Track Here
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100%
of packaging will be made with recyclable materials in 2028
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90%
of scrap materials were diverted from landfill in the US in 2022
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BIFMA Level® 2
Certified Products
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Indoor Advantage
Gold Certified Products
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Designed differently, Built Better

As part of ongoing commitments to global environmental regulations, in 2022, Fellowes launched and integrated the Design for Environment (DfE) programme into New Product Development processes, prioritising the Indoor Air Quality and the BIFMA Level 2 certifications. We are also committed to designing a variety of new products that can be disassembled and are 100% recyclable.

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Ready to learn more about Fellowes' Sustainability efforts?

Download The 2023 Earth Report