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Environmental sustainability

By using more efficient and innovative processing methods and technologies, we’re reducing the amount of energy, water and raw materials we use to make our products, thereby minimizing the amount of waste we generate.

Download our Impact Report 2022/2023

We design and make products in a safe, effective and environmentally sound manner

We maintain a highly trained and capable scientific staff and actively pursue manufacturing process improvements that minimize environmental impacts.

Our environmental sustainability goals by the numbers

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions

We've committed to the Science Based Targets initiative to set a net-zero target for our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This will help reduce economic and public health risks associated with a changing climate and help position our company to succeed in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

net zero

Emissions no later than 2050

Reduce Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions (from our operations)

by 2030 from a 2019 baseline.

Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions (from our value chain)

by 2030 from a 2019 baseline.

Water conservation

Water is a key input to our manufacturing operations, so we assess water risk throughout our network as a standard business practice. We're employing various technologies and techniques aimed at reducing our water footprint and improving operational performance.

Maintain water use

below 2015 levels to 2025.

Waste diversion

We continuously evaluate our sites’ waste disposal methods to gain a better understanding of our network and changes therein. We also identify risks and opportunities in our value chain.


of our global operational waste to landfills and incinerators without energy recovery by 2025.

Increase to

of sites sending zero waste to landfills by 2025.

Environmental sustainability and our suppliers

To help meet our important environmental goals, it's critical that we partner with each other to align on expectations and to collect the right data in a timely manner. 

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We expect suppliers to commit to:

  • – Measuring Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and report CO2 e data specific to our company by no later than 2025
  • – Setting GHG reduction target(s) aligned with the criteria set by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) by 2026
  • – Planning to achieve net zero no later than 2050