Our company has established three environmental sustainability goals that are fully aligned with our business and focus on key global environmental challenges.
Our environmental goals support our business strategy by helping us to drive down our costs, improve our operating efficiencies and reduce our risk. Achieving these goals also helps prepare us to operate in a world where there will be increased demand for energy, clean water and natural resources.
1 The baseline year of 2009 for water use was originally set in 2010, and was retained when the environmental goals were updated in 2014. The baseline year of 2012 for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was established in 2014 after the previous GHG goal was achieved early.
By the end of 2015, we attained all three of our Environmental Goals ahead of schedule. The water, climate and waste sections of this report provide information on how these results were achieved. While we are proud of this progress, we know we can make additional reductions in our environmental footprint. Efforts are underway to establish a new set of goals that will drive continued improvements, protect the environment and minimize our use of natural resources.