We value the communities in which we live and work and take our citizenship responsibilities seriously.
Good stewardship of the environment is an important component of our responsibilities as a corporate citizen. Accordingly, we align with manufacturers that provide environmentally friendly products and environmentally sensitive manufacturing practices. Steelcase has long been an environmental leader, with more Cradle to Cradle™ (C2C) certified products than any manufacturer in any industry. C2C design protocol outlines environmentally-intelligent design criteria and is an important sustainability benchmark introduced in 2005 by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.
As members of the U.S. Green Building Council, we subscribe to the mission of “transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”
Within our own operations, we are implementing environmentally sensitive practices, committing to reduce-reuse-recycle whenever possible. In addition to recycling packaging material within our warehousing operations, we have replaced disposables plates, cups, and flatware in our lunchroom with reusable or compostable alternatives, replaced bottled water with filtered water taps, and provided recycling waste bins at every workstation. Focusing on recycling in the past quarter has generated more than 20,000 pounds of recycled materials.
OfficeScapes’ leadership has served on numerous community boards including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition,Executive Committee – Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Rocky Mountain Chapter Young Presidents Organization, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Steelcase Dealer Council, and Colorado Succeeds (Educational Reform). The company also financially supports a long list of organizations such as The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver SafeHouse, Judi’s House, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Inc., American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and The Hardwood Forestry Fund.
Bob Deibel, OfficeScapes’ President and Owner, plays drums in The Moderators, a classic rock and roll band that focuses on raising money for charity. The band has raised nearly $2 million in support of causes such as Mile High United Way, Challenge Denver, Concerts for Kids, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.