From more responsible product development to packaging and recycling efforts to various outreach and grassroots programs, we have never been afraid to lead the way toward greater conservation.
In fact, back in the 1970s our wastewater effluent standards were exemplary enough to become the model for those of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency itself. In the 1990s, we led the industry in eliminating mercury and cadmium from household batteries. And more recently, we have taken even more proactive steps to minimize the impact of our products and manufacturing processes.
In addition to reducing our water usage, waste to landfills, greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage by as much as 26 percent since 2007, we are now developing and incorporating “Design for Sustainability” tools into the product development process. Through this, we are able to proactively address environmental, social and economic considerations at the earliest stages of product development.
Though as happy as we are to share these successes, we are – as with all facets of our business – always actively searching for ways to improve our efforts. We know that conservation is an ongoing challenge that can never be considered done, and must be continuously improved upon.