Aspiration & Progress
It's good to put a stake in the ground.
We aspire to create enduring value for people, planet and global economies by fully leveraging all our assets, relationships and resources.
Metrics are the conscience of good intention; they are integral to our efforts. They reveal whether or not our efforts are paying off, and whether or not we’re delivering on our commitments. Like the commitment we made in 2006 to reduce our environmental footprint by 25% by 2012, our 100th anniversary year.
Following the Global Reporting Initiative framework, we publish our social and environmental disclosures and performance updates in our annual Corporate Sustainability Report, so that everyone can assess how we’re doing.
Here's a snapshot of our progress. For more information, dive into our Corporate Sustainability Report.
Breathe easier. Global efforts have resulted in company-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 37% and VOC emissions by 53% since 2006.
Water for life. As a part of our effort to preserve a most precious resource, we have reduced our global water consumption by 54% since 2006.
Waste and Recycling
Reduce waste, recycle or repurpose - it is that simple. With our waste reduction and recycling initiatives, our global waste generation dropped by 23% since 2006.
Use less, create more. We have created programs and initiatives that reduce our energy consumption and move us toward renewable, cleaner energy sources. As an example and to help expand clean energy, we’ve made an investment in renewable energy - check it out here.