From Garrett Boone, Chairman Emeritus
At The Container Store, we firmly believe that there is no conflict between economic prosperity and environmental stewardship and that the two are mutually dependent upon each other. Like many other companies, we are moving forward to embracing sustainability as a key to our economic future.
We feel businesses that embrace sustainability will be more efficient, have lower costs, be less reliant on scarce commodities and escalating prices, increase their use of sustainable and recycled materials, have a better relationship with all of their stakeholders and ultimately, be able to offer the best quality products at the lowest possible prices.
A commitment to sustainability includes having salespeople who anticipate customers’ needs so they get everything they need in a single trip to the store, saving them time and reducing their need for a return trip in a car, on the bus or subway. We make sure we have products available for customers at the right time with our state-of-the-art replenishment and forecasting system that also reduces the number of trucks we send to our stores. We’re committed to recycling in each of our stores and in our 1.1 million square foot office and distribution center. We use high-efficiency HVAC and lighting systems throughout our company. And of course in our stores, we offer high-quality, sustainable products that can be used for a lifetime in addition to eco-friendly products made from a variety of materials.