Corporate Responsibility

Growing Sustainable Communities

Corporate Responsibility

Sustainability

Leading the Way

Sustainability has always been an important part of our In 1998, we became the first commercial playground equipment manufacturer in North America to be ISO 14001 certified for environmental stewardship. culture, even before there was a word for it.

Today our mission of enhancing the lives of children through play while honoring the environment is more critical than ever as we address issues of environmental protection and childhood obesity that affect nearly every single community. We are committed to working side by side with you to foster healthier kids and families, a cleaner planet and vibrant, sustainable communities for the future.

Products

Sustainable Products

Every Landscape Structures employee is committed to producing the highest-quality, most environmentally preferable products available, like our patented Evos® and Weevos® play systems and our recycled Permalene® panels. The result: longer-lasting, sustainable products that are built to last for generations to come.

Our kaizen process also allows us to produce the industry's highest-quality playground products with the least amount of waste. And that's good for everyone.

Process

Sustainable Process

We began putting formal environmental processes in place more than 20 years ago, and continue them to this day while manufacturing sustainable playgrounds. Landscape Structures received the Tekne Green Award in 2008 for our commitment to sustainability, and we’ve been recognized as a Minnesota Waste Wise Leader for our outstanding waste reduction and recycling efforts.

Learn about our processes, people and products, and how they represent our commitment.

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People

Sustainable People

Barb and Steve King have pushed the company toward sustainable manufacturing practices since we first opened our doors in 1971. The company is now known for the manufacturing of environmentally sustainable playgrounds and using sustainable manufacturing processes, to keep their company and the local community environmentally friendly.

All 300 employees—48 of which have been here for more than 15 years—are employee owners. And we’re constantly working to improve and expand our company's sustainable manufacturing practices and programs.

Partners

Working Together

We’re proud to partner with several sustainability organizations, working toward a common goal of honoring the environment. We support their organizations and initiatives because we believe in what they’re doing for the health and well-being of the earth.

Community Outreach

Serving Our Community

In order to build the healthy communities we want for our employees, clients and the children that use our playground equipment, we work closely with local neighborhoods, partners and organizations across the world to give back, such as Kids Around the World, a nonprofit organization that reuses our equipment for children who are victims of poverty, injustice, natural disasters and war. Learn more about our corporate responsibility efforts including local community outreach, global outreach and employee well-being.

Local Community Outreach

Our employees take our mission of enhancing children’s lives to heart! And one way we do that is by working closely with our local schools and community to promote healthy living. Whether it’s helping students and community members grow their own gardens, teaching kids the benefits of composting, sponsoring programs to encourage early education or participating in our local Adopt-a-Trail program, we embrace programs that benefit the health and well-being of children and their families.

Global Outreach

Serving the World

Not only are we focused on our local community, but we want to encourage healthy living around the globe. We collaborate with partner organizations like the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and Kiwanis International to build playgrounds with member volunteers. Even more, we’ve hosted contests to help deserving community groups and schools bring inclusive playgrounds to their communities.

Employee Well-Being

We know that when our employees feel their best, they perform their best. That’s why we’ve created a well-being program that focuses on these important parts of life: physical and mental health, health care, career growth and development, personal safety and financial well-being. We also encourage active lifestyles by supporting corporate-sponsored organized sports and recreation teams. The results are happy employees who continue to produce the best commercial playground equipment in the world.

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