Our company has a long history of environmental stewardship and compliance, but we realize that our strategy and efforts need to continuously improve in order for us to excel in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

Sustainability Strategy

The world’s resources are limited, and over the next few decades the demand for energy, clean water and other natural resources is likely to increase substantially due to population growth and economic development. Additionally, climate change is projected to significantly impact global human health and could present long-term risks to our business.

We believe that companies have a responsibility to use resources wisely and to drive innovations that will enable global development while protecting and preserving both the planet and the communities in which we live and work.

Efficient Operations

  • Implementing energy-conservation and water-use-reduction initiatives
  • Finding ways to more efficiently use our raw materials
  • Handling our wastes in a compliant and responsible manner

Design for Environment

  • Innovating to reduce the environmental impacts of our new products, packaging, buildings and equipment
  • Purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions

Reduce Risks in Value Chain

  • Understanding the life-cycle impacts of our products
  • Assessing the environmental impacts and risks in our value chain and striving to minimize those impacts
  • Collaborating with our suppliers and customers to address our shared needs and interests in environmentally beneficial ways

Environmental Sustainability Goals

To realize our strategy, we have established goals to improve the sustainability of our operations. These goals were developed to address the rising expectations of our stakeholders regarding the environmental impact of our operations, supply chain, products and packaging.

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Global Water Use

We use Aqueduct, the World Resources Institute’s water-risk-assessment tool, to measure and map our water risks.

Global Water Use
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Material Topics

Based on the outcome of a formal corporate responsibility materiality assessment, these are some of the issues we address around our environmental sustainability efforts that are most important to our business and external stakeholders.

Measuring Our Greenhouse Gas Footprint

Mapping our entire climate footprint has revealed that the emissions from our supply chain (Scope 3) are much greater than our direct energy use (Scope 1) and electricity use (market-based Scope 2) emissions combined. We are working to reduce these impacts through activities such as reducing waste in our operations, reducing fuel use, and looking for opportunities to shift from air shipping to ocean transport wherever practical. We are also starting to work with our strategic suppliers to reduce their environmental impacts.

Note: Scope 2 is the market-based value in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Awards & Recognition

We have been recognized for our commitment to minimizing our environmental impact.


Recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence


Ranked #33 on the 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, and #19 on the U.S. 500 list

The SDGs and Environmental Sustainability

This interactive graphic indicates which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most closely align with our environmental efforts. Reducing our operational footprint is essential for thriving in a resource-constrained world.

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