Steelcase takes the long road towards circularity

"Sustainability has been a good trip, but it's going to get better," said Steelcase Director of Global Sustainability Angela Nahikian about moving the furniture company towards a circular economy strategy. 

But it's a long trip with many incremental steps that lead to breaking down organization silos to promote systems thinking, efficiency, innovation, waste reduction and cost savings. Nahikian and Dan Dicks, Steelcase's director of global end-of-use services, talk about the long road of partnering with influencers beyond the sustainability department to develop and implement its circular economy strategy. 

"We're not going to get it right on day one," said Nahikian.