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.
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.
Design for Environment
Reduce Risks in Value Chain
Global Water Use
We use Aqueduct, the World Resources Institute’s water-risk-assessment tool, to measure and map our water risks.
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.