Sustainability at Napoleon
Napoleon is committed to being the industry’s foremost leader of sustainable products and practices.
As leading producers of grills, fireplaces, and HVAC products, we know the home environment well. But that’s not the only environment our work impacts.
At Napoleon, we are committed to continuously resetting the bar for meaningful sustainability in our industry. Today and in the future, we are taking care to support the environment and empower our customers, associates, and communities to do the same. This means reducing manufacturing waste in our facilities, offering products and features that help reduce carbon footprints in the home, and supporting our communities as they grow.
Homes mean a lot to us, and that includes our planet. We envision and are working toward a better one for us all.
Empowering our Customers with More Sustainable Choices
We are committed to minimizing the use of fossil fuels in our products while still maximizing their efficiency and performance.
By 2025, we will increase our portfolio of sustainable products by 250%
High-Efficiency Gas Furnace
Our industry-leading 9700 Gas Furnace series uses a two-stage, variable-speed motor to produce heat in the most efficient way possible.
Pilot on Demand
Our new, standardly installed system eliminates the need for an always-on fireplace pilot light, reducing greenhouse gases, conserving energy, and lowering operating costs.
Our new series is an all-in-one, compatible heating and cooling system for year-round comfort. It also operates on electricity to help reduce homeowners’ carbon footprints.
Fireplace Heat Management
Heat exactly where and when you need it. With our best-in-class heat management systems, you can control heat output in the most environmentally and cost-effective ways.
Our award-winning electric fireplaces offer low-emission solutions without compromising design style or functionality.
In April 2022, we introduced the industry to the first complete line of full-sized Electric BBQs
“We are building algorithms into our smart products to give people more choice when it comes to being efficient, green, or hybrid. We’re making it easy for people to make more sustainable choices in their everyday living.”
- Chris Schroeter, co-CEO
Evolving our Manufacturing to be More Environmentally Sustainable
As we commit to setting the bar for sustainability in our industry, we’ve implemented changes in our manufacturing practices to have positive environmental impacts.
We’ve made the switch to state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment.
Replaced hydraulic turret and brake presses with electric machines that run on 20-50% less energy
Installed LED lighting throughout plants
Replaced carbon dioxide lasers with fiber optic lasers
Installed new energy-efficient air compressors
Waste Diversion & Packaging
Diverting waste lowers our carbon footprint. Over 8 years, we have created 167 full-time jobs* by reducing:
470+ metric tons of plastic*
2,725+ metric tons of cardboard*
19,820+ metric tons of metal*
We’ve also swapped out plastic and Styrofoam in our packaging for recycled plastic and cardboard.
We’ve reduced our electricity usage while still increasing product output.
Recorded a 57% reduction in electricity usage (Kwh) per associate*
*Statistics consider data from Napoleon's Barrie, Ontario locations
“We’re a progressive company and we want to lead change that will contribute to a better future for our world.”
- Stephen Schroeter, co-CEO
Contributing to the Betterment of our Company and Community
We are committed to engaging the passion of our employees to bring our sustainable visions to life across the company and our communities.
In our Company
Environmental Professional (EP) Employer Designation
This designation reflects our commitment to ethical environmental practices and fostering environmental expertise within our company.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Napoleon is proud to be one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies, with a first-class organization from our associates on the assembly line to the head office.
Environmental Vision Committee (EVC)
Our associate-driven committee submits ideas for new, internal sustainability projects, policies, and practices, such as recycling programs and paperless documentation.
OACETT 360 Elite Partner
As stewards of the industry and community, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) has recognized us for our dedication to quality products and superior management.
In our Community
Giving back to our community
Over $1 million dollars have been donated to various organizations and charities in our community.
YMCA Top Tier Donor
Napoleon has committed to donating $500,000 ($50,000 per year over a 10-year period) to the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka.
Napoleon matches the contributions of its associates to help those in times of extra need.
Training our youth
Napoleon works with various colleges and universities, providing 18-month internships and 4-month co-op programs to develop our next generation.
Napoleon is adding to our on-site environmental sanctuary by planting new trees.