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sustainability goals

 

Guided by our purpose and values and building on nearly 20 years of investment and experience in sustainability, we apply an accountable, ethical approach to everything we do.

 

We drive disciplined practices to address the broader environmental and social challenges of our world, cultivate a workplace that enhances experiences and opportunities for our people, and lead with integrity throughout the value chain.

 

In partnership with our customers and suppliers, we are committed to:

 

  • Significantly lowering emissions through science-based targets
  • Investing in our communities
  • Advancing a safe, inclusive and respectful work environment for all
  • Driving environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)-compliant practices with transparency

 

Our framework and 2030 goals

 

Continuing our purpose-driven journey, we’ve set new sustainability goals through 2030 against a refreshed framework centered on our world, our people and our approach spanning several pillars.

 

sustainability goals

 

Our world

 

Environment

 

1. Commit to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2019 base year1

2. Achieve zero waste in 50% of our manufacturing sites by 2025

3. Reduce water withdrawn2 by 5%, focusing on sites located in water scarce areas, by 2025

 

Community

 

4. Commit to 100% of our major sites3 partner with a local NGO by 2025

5. Commit to 75% of employees volunteering by 2025 and 100% by 2030 

 

Our people

 

Health and safety

 

6. Commit to reducing total case incident rate (TCIR) to below 0.2 by 2025

7. Commit to certifying all manufacturing sites with ‘RBA factory of choice’ by 2025

 

Inclusion & diversity (I&D)

 

8. Increase female representation at the director level and above globally

9. Increase racial and ethnic diverse representation at the director level and above in the U.S.

10. Achieve pay parity in the U.S. by 2022

 

Labor practices

 

11. Ensure 100% of our employees have access to emotional / mental health programs by 2023

12. Target an average of 40 hours of training & development annually per employee by 2025

 

Our approach

 

Suppliers

 

13. Commit that 50% of our ‘Preferred Suppliers’ will set their own GHG emissions reduction targets by 2025 and 100% by 2030.

 

Customers

 

14. Commit that 70% of our customers by emissions covering purchased goods and services, capital goods and use of sold products will have science-based targets by 2025

 

Ethics

 

15. Be independently evaluated as having a world-class ethics and compliance program by 2025.

 

Governance

 

16. Continue to maintain high (top quartile) governance standards as measured by investors, proxy advisory firms, and governance best practices.

 

1The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks

2 Per revenue

3 Sites with more than 1,000 employees

 

Aligned to global initiatives

 

We align our efforts with global sustainable organizations and initiatives, contributing to broader, strong call to actions and the collective progress toward a healthier future.

 

As a member of the UN Global Compact, we:

 

 

As part of the Science Based Targets initiative, we have adopted greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals, limiting global warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. 

 

Sustainability is in our DNA

 

Our aim is to make products that improve the world and enable market-leading brands to maintain a competitive, enduring advantage. We strive to drive a tangible, measurable difference within and beyond our operations, and for all stakeholders – customers, suppliers, employees and investors – to proudly partner with us on the journey to a more sustainable future.

 

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