We are engaged in a company-wide journey toward greater efficiency across our operations, from developing processes and systems that use fewer resources to finding creative ways to reduce waste.
Individual projects at specific sites or within operations have yielded significant improvements in our energy and water use, reduced our waste streams and increased the volume of resources we reuse or recycle. We have recognized the need to take these improvements to scale throughout the company, using site-specific successes as a roadmap.
We are creating a comprehensive sustainability framework to set targets and evaluate progress in several areas, including:
In 2013, we began sustainability planning across all of our operations worldwide. This will help us identify where we can make targeted improvements. We will develop global and local targets against defined performance benchmarks. In addition, gathering comprehensive data from our operations will enable us to begin mapping plans for sharing best practices and replicating our sustainability successes throughout the business.
The projects we have already implemented demonstrate the value of a comprehensive implementation plan for the sustainability triple bottom line — improving profitability, safeguarding people and bearing a lighter imprint on the planet.