SUSTAINABILITY > Safety & Environment


We are committed to products and processes that limit the negative impact on the environment. Our commitment to being environmentally responsible is not one of just compliance, our commitment is also to the continuous improvement of our environmental management system.

Shape will achieve and demonstrate sound environmental performance by controlling the impact of our activities, products, and services on the environment by:

  • Reducing risks
  • Compliance with environmental regulations
  • Pollution prevention
  • Continuous improvement

Shape has been registered to the ISO14001 Environmental Management System.


At Shape, we firmly believe that all injuries and illnesses are preventable. Our vision is to provide a workplace that is free of injuries and illnesses. Shape's safety program is integrated throughout our organization. It is a major contributor to our business excellence, resulting in low insurance premiums and increased quality through a knowledgeable, consistent workforce. Shapes safety program, built on a strong foundation of management commitment, is composed of four key areas:

  • Associate Involvement
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Worksite Analysis
  • Safety and Health Training

Success is measured not only by injury and illness rates and workers compensation costs, which are below published industry averages, but also through the positive feedbacks and continued dedication and hard work of our associates.

Lean Manufacturing

Implementing lean manufacturing at all facilities and reducing waste while increasing efficiency increases our sustainability on many levels. By making operations more efficient, we use our floor space more effectively, resulting in a smaller footprint for our facilities. As we increase our productivity and eliminate waste, we decrease our costs and remain competitive and thriving. Our ergonomic focus reduces injuries and wears on people and stabilizes work expectations.