Environmental Savings - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

• Introducing PCR content into our flexible pouches.  • Introducing PCR into our polyethylene wraps (used for paper product packaging) Bottle Colorant We are working to replace the virgin resin in our colorant with PCR resin. Our white bottles carry a color load of 4%. Of that 4%, 80% is titanium dioxide and 20% is virgin petroleum carrier resin. As an overall percentage of the bottle this is very little virgin petroleum, but it is the last remaining portion in the majority of our bottles and we are on track to replace it in 2014. ENVIRONMENTA L SAVINGS We calculate the environmental savings that result from our use of renewable or recycled materials and from alternatives 1999 TO 2013: 15 YEARS OF SAVINGS chapter 2 | nurture nature to ingredients such as chlorine bleach. We compare our products — made with renewable or recycled ingredients — to these same products as if they were made with conventional, petroleum-derived ingredients, to determine our savings data. GRENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS • GHG emissions per product weight decreased 11 percent As a company with the next seven generations in our view, we care deeply about climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing our time. Our greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of product decreased 11 percent from 2012 – 2013 although our absolute emissions increased 4.5 percent. We will review our GHG emission reduction approach to ensure that we are driving the needed change. USING RECYCLED MATERIALS SAVED: 1.1 million trees 2.9 million cubic feet of landfill space USING PLANT-BASED AND PREFERRED INGREDIENTS SAVED: 258,000 barrels of oil 1.04 million pounds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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