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2024 Sustainability Report

At Leggett & Platt, our mission is to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part to bring about a better future. Our commitment to corporate sustainability reflects and reinforces our culture and our values.

We recently published our 2024 Sustainability Report, which details our approach, commitment, and progress towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters that are most important to our business.

We’d like to share a few key enhancements to this year’s report:

  • Identifying five areas of focus and our corresponding goals for each area
  • Improving our environmental management system disclosures and sharing about the launch of the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Center of Excellence
  • Highlighting significant investment and changes to attract and retain talent and engage our employees
  • Disclosing four years of Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions (2019-2022)
  • Expanding our supplier engagement strategies, including a Supplier Diversity Council

Thank you for your ongoing dedication and support as we continue to build on our sustainability practices. Read our full Sustainability Report here.

Biodiversity Actions at Trio Line

Our work furniture team at Trio Line in Poland recently organized internal biodiversity actions with their building management company. Due to a planned sustainability building certification, Trio Line had a visit from an ecologist who recommended implementing sustainable practices.

The team’s efforts have already started to bear fruit. They helped to plant 10 trees around the building and ivy to cover the entryway’s acoustic wall, enhancing the property’s aesthetics and contributing to a healthier environment. Additionally, Trio Line found other solutions for biodiversity, including birdhouses and hotels for insects.

Thank you to Trio Line for your commitment to sustainability and your care for our planet!

Co-workers Embrace Sustainability and Wellbeing by Biking to Work

Henry Grice and Jim West at Leggett & Platt Flooring Products in Houston, Mississippi, have found a unique way to promote sustainability while nurturing their mental and physical health. Henry and Jim often bike to work along the Tanglefoot Trail. 

The Tanglefoot Trail is Mississippi’s longest “Rails to Trails” conversion that preserved an abandoned railroad corridor by transforming it into recreational trails. The trail runs right behind our flooring facility.

“Every little bit counts when it comes to saving money, reducing wear and tear on our vehicles, and working in a small way to conserve the environment,” said Jim. “The bonus is that it helps us enjoy nature while remaining mentally and physically healthy and environmentally conscious.”

L&P Volunteers: Great American Cleanup

In late April, a group of volunteers from our High Point Spring branch participated in the Great American Cleanup – a citywide cleanup and canned food drive event in High Point, North Carolina. L&P was an event sponsor.

Our colleagues collected approximately 100 pounds of recyclables and trash while cleaning up their local Armstrong Park!

We are grateful to our High Point Spring team for caring for our planet and doing great work together!

Pictured from left to right: Jimena Bugarin, Jerry Rigney, Frankie Shields, Tom Caputo, Shirley Knowles, Josie Knowles, Robert Baker, Nigel Baker, and John Caputo. Not pictured: Sharon Holmes.

L&P Celebrates Earth Day

For Earth Day, L&P teams around the world participated in activities that celebrated and helped care for our planet! 🌍

Our teams:

  • exchanged plastic bottles for eco-friendly tote bags
  • cleaned up trash around their local communities
  • wore green and planted seeds
  • enjoyed refreshments and free plants
  • recycled waste and created vegetable and flower containers
  • signed a pledge to protect our planet

Check out some of the photos from their celebrations below:

L&P Flooring Products Commitment to Sustainability

L&P Flooring Products uses more than 100 million pounds of post-industrial and post-consumer Flexible Polyurethane Foam scrap per year to produce their foam flooring underlayment products, reducing landfill burden and conserving resources.

Post-industrial waste is generated from block manufacture and trimming scraps during the fabrication of products such as mattresses, upholstered furniture, and automotive seating. Post-consumer waste comes from end-of-life upholstered furniture, mattresses, carpet cushion, and automotive interior parts.

By repurposing post-industrial and post-consumer scrap, L&P Flooring Products not only creates functional foam products but also honors our commitment to a greener, more sustainable future.

Sustainability Focus of the Week: Spending Time Outside

Throughout April, we’ve been sharing impactful tips to practice at home or work so we can all do our part to promote a greener future. By taking small actions together, we can make a big difference for our planet.

This week, we’re sharing how connecting with nature can promote sustainable habits!

Sustainability Focus of the Week: Reducing Food Waste

Throughout April, we’re sharing impactful tips to practice at home or work so we can all do our part to promote a greener future. By taking small actions together, we can make a big difference for our planet.

This week, we are sharing simple ways to reduce food waste!

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is a time to celebrate our planet and renew our commitment to sustainability. At L&P, our goal is to make Earth Day every day. This year, Leggett & Platt has much to be proud of – we completed and plan to share our first Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) inventory covering 2019-2022. Companywide milestones such as this and efforts at our branches contribute to our strides in reducing our environmental footprint.

Throughout Earth Month, we’ve featured a “Sustainability Focus of the Week,” where we’ve highlighted our sustainability efforts and shared simple yet impactful tips to practice at home or work so we can all do our part to promote a greener future.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Planet vs. Plastics. Did you know that by 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the ocean? Here are some ways we can all try to avoid using single-use plastics:

  • Carry a reusable water bottle or coffee cup
  • Bring your own utensils instead of using plastic cutlery
  • Reuse plastic bags whenever possible
  • Try to avoid buying food sold in excess plastic packaging

By taking small actions together, we can make a big difference for our planet!

L&P Brazil’s Commitment to Sustainability

Thank you for doing your part to make a greener future!