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As we build on our commitment to sustainability, we have continued with a smaller page count for this year’s Annual Report, a tradition we started in 2009.
Visit yearinreview.stanleyblackanddecker.com to view videos and pictures that bring exciting aspects of the Stanley Black & Decker story to life, to explore our financials, review our sustainable practices, and to read about our businesses, our brands and our plans for growth.
Stanley Black & Decker was named to the Carbon
Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Climate
Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the
1st time in 2013 within the Industrials Sector.
The CDP allows our stakeholders to assess our corporate preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulations.
Inclusion on the CPLI acknowledges our ability to measure, verify, manage and reduce our energy demand and resultant carbon footprint.
Additionally, Stanley Black & Decker remains on the 2013 North America Dow Jones Sustainability
Index for the third year in a row, in recognition of our economic, environmental and social performance. Stanley Black & Decker was recast to the Machinery and Electrical
Equipment sector for the first time in 2013, a considerably larger sector than Durable
Household Goods, our previous classification.
In 2013 Stanley Black & Decker continued the application of Stanley Fulfillment System
(SFS) principles and delivered year-overyear improvements in environmental waste reduction, energy conservation and water reduction. Our global manufacturing and distribution centers reported:

17% decrease in energy consumption intensity
15% decrease in CO2e emission intensity
Over 20% decline in water consumption intensity Over 15% decrease in waste generation intensity Review these accomplishments and all our sustainability results at www. stanleyblackanddecker.com/company/ sustainability.

FRONT COVER: Upper Left: The DeWALT Cordless Framing
Nailer frees professionals from gas combustion and can drive 3.5” or 90mm framing nails all day on a single charge. Upper Right: With the opening of a new power tools manufacturing plant in the USA, representing the first significant investment in production and delivery of power tools in the U.S. since the original DeWALT launch in 1992,
DeWALT tools celebrate a living legacy of American pride— born in the USA and built in the USA. Lower Left: STANLEY
Engineered Fastening’s T Series—a next generation stud welding system—delivers improved cycle time, advanced networking capability and increased flexibility. Lower
Right: The STANLEY EL Series Electronic Lock is an affordable option for smaller businesses that need to limit and control access both internally and externally. INSIDE
Framing Hammer hits like a hammer that is 30% heavier while reducing vibrations for comfort and control. Bottom:
Automotive Brake Line Clips from STANLEY Engineered
Fastening are an integral part of cars and trucks around the world. INSIDE BACK COVER: Top: The revolutionary
EyeSwipe-Nano TS system verifies identities on the fly.
Bottom: BLACK+DECKER Steam Mops deliver a deep down, hassle-free clean that kills 99.9% of germs. BACK
COVER: Upper Left: STANLEY Oil & Gas’s M-400 Welding
System is a revolutionary, lightweight, multi-process, multi-power-source, on-board wire feed, single-torch pipe welding system. Upper Right: STANLEY Healthcare’s
Patient Flow solution uses Wi-Fi enabled Real-Time
Location System (RTLS) technology to monitor the status and location of patients at all times. Lower Left: The HP
TWIN8 revolutionizes the way hydraulic tools are used— powering two hydraulic power tools at once. Lower Right:
STANLEY White Series Measuring Tape was designed to meet the demands of users across Asia, and has been met with enthusiastic customer and end-user response.

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