In 2017, we developed and published our Sustainable Agriculture Policy and completed a high-level water risk assessment of our top suppliers.
We are inspired to do our part in making the world a better place. We place great emphasis on minimizing environmental impacts when producing products for customers and consumers around the world, such as pursuing alternative energy sources like solar gardens.
To minimize our environmental impact, we’ve set goals to reduce our nonrenewable energy use, water use, solid waste sent to landfills and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10 percent by 2020. These goals are established on a target to implement projects that provide absolute reductions equaling 10 percent of our base-year level (2011). To help meet these environmental goals across the company, we invest in our facilities and establish specific metrics to improve the efficiency of our operations.
In addition to these goals, we also aim to reduce our product packaging by 25 million pounds by 2020. Our packaging team regularly evaluates our packaging design, consistently looking for minimization opportunities.
Our Environmental Progress
Reduce nonrenewable energy use, water use, solid waste sent to landfills and GHG emissions by 10 percent, and to reduce product packaging by 25 million pounds.
After exceeding our water use reduction goal in 2016, we implemented additional projects that reduced water use by 101 million gallons in 2017. In addition, we developed and published our Sustainable Agriculture Policy and completed a high-level water risk assessment of our top suppliers
We surpassed our solid waste sent to landfills reduction goal in 2014. In 2017, we implemented projects that reduced the amount of solid waste sent to landfills by 179 tons.
We remain on track to achieve our nonrenewable energy use and product packaging reduction goals.
We implemented $3.7 million in facility improvements.