Our purpose and sustainability focus aligns with many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Good health and well-being
We have committed to having all manufacturing locations certified to ISO 45001, an
internationally recognised safety management system. Since adopting this in 2021, we have aggressively expanded this certification effort. More than half of our locations
were certified by the end of 2022, and we expect all locations to be certified by 2024.
At various locations, we promote a variety of health-related programmes, including mobile vaccination clinics, mammogram screening and other wellness programmes
We have contracted an outside consultant to provide assessments and training on
unconscious bias in order to promote a more inclusive business environment, particularly
for our female workforce.
We have developed formal diversity and inclusion committees in all operational regions to promote diversity and inclusion.
We are actively looking at developing a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholarship programme aimed at school-age girls.
Clean water and sanitation
We have set water conservation targets for our business groups.
We continue to provide strong leadership and stewardship of our water resources.
Where we treat water and return it to rivers or local sewerage systems, we do so by meeting the effluent limitations set out by local government.
Affordable and clean energy
We are actively pursuing renewable energy in our markets. Where appropriate, we are
committing to adaptive energy projects to bring more renewable energy to the grid;
for example, our MI GreenEnergy commitment in Michigan with DTE where we have committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy from them for a ten-year period. Our support assists with building solar fields to provide a new source of solar power for Michigan.
We have adopted updated GHG reduction targets in line with a 1.5°C model and
consistent with the SBTi Science Based Targets initiative.
Responsible consumption and production
We are tracking water use in the manufacturing locations that we operate in.
We have programmes to promote inclusive sourcing in the supply chain, including
We actively track and report on conflict minerals.
We have adopted updated GHG reduction targets in line with a 1.5°C model and consistent with the SBTi Science Based Targets initiative.
We are working on a long-term strategy for the purchase of renewable energy in our markets.
We are developing an energy efficiency plan for the organisation.
Life below water
We meet or exceed all effluent requirements for discharge to sanitary sewage systems and, in limited cases, rivers. Clean fresh water is vital in assuring that estuaries and oceans provide healthy food sources.
As we procure transportation, we will assess vendors with lower carbon transport for oceanic transportation needs.