Our Environmental Sustainability
Fulfilling our vision to be the best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home, requires us to think of our house and home not just in terms of our four walls and the communities in which we live, but of the planet that sustains us.
Since the inception of our Office of Environment Affairs in 1970, our commitment to protecting our environment and our communities has never been more critical than it is today. Our environmental sustainability approach aggressively addresses the major challenges our planet and our consumers face. Our three focus areas are:
1. Technology and Innovation Inclusive of Design for the Environment
Our Design for Environment (DFE) program connects product sustainability directly to our business goals through designing and engineering high-performance goods and services that take less from the earth and are better for people. In 2021, we created a Sustainable Product Playbook including chapters on recycled plastic content in products, sustainable packaging and substances of concern in products to educate the broader organization about how design decisions impact the sustainability attributes of products.
Scopes 1 & 2 Location-Based(f)
(metric tons of CO2eq)
Scope 3 Category 11—
Use of Sold Products(f)
(metric tons of CO2eq in millions)
2. Zero Impact Operations
We are fully committed to a long-term view and to making the changes needed in our own operations and in our supply chain to make production more sustainable—without shortcuts or excuses.
After nearly two decades of consistent reductions in GHG emissions, we accelerated our commitments in 2021 and announced a Net Zero emissions target in our plants and operations by 2030. Our climate transition plan includes investments in energy retrofits, onsite renewable energy and World Class Manufacturing, which is a comprehensive methodology for improving productivity and quality and reducing losses in production systems through strong employee involvement.