Through its partnership with Greentown Labs, Stanley Black & Decker will deepen its ties with the incubator’s community of climate-tech startups, gain access to curated startup pitch days with innovations from emerging technology sectors, and obtain a seat on Greentown’s Advisory Board.
Stanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Its suite of iconic brands play a critical role in people’s lives — from tools for homes and everyday projects to major infrastructure equipment and solutions.
Stanley Black & Decker’s partnership with Greentown directly aligns with its organizational purpose — For Those Who Make The World — and the pillars of its corporate social responsibility strategy: to empower makers, innovate with purpose, and create a more sustainable world.
A unique element of their partnership is the Stanley Black & Decker Tool Shop that Stanley Black & Decker will establish onsite at Greentown’s headquarters in Somerville, Mass. The Tool Shop will feature $25,000 worth of donated tools and equipment that will be made available to Greentown’s community of more than 100 climate-tech startups at its Boston location.
As part of its commitment to safety and outstanding performance, Stanley Black & Decker will provide training sessions to Greentown’s entrepreneurs to ensure a seamless usage experience.
“Our vision is to inspire makers and innovators to create a more sustainable world,” said Stanley Black & Decker Corporate Responsibility Officer, Deb Geyer. “That vision becomes infinitely more attainable with the right partnerships. By collaborating with Greentown Labs, we’re confident that we’ll have the right players together to make tangible impacts toward climate change.”
Stanley Black & Decker has a firm belief that corporations have a broader role to play in society including helping solve the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, income inequality and workforce development. In short, they are working to be a force for good.
“Greentown Labs believes corporations will — and must — play an essential role in solving the climate crisis and we’re proud to partner with Stanley Black & Decker because we share this vision,” said Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs. “Stanley Black & Decker is not only working to improve the lifecycle impact of its own products and sourcing, and to reduce supply chain greenhouse gas emissions, but to also positively impact the environment through its operations. I believe they’re setting an example for other corporations to follow.”