Empowering Life, Sustainably
As I look back over the past year, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride and admiration for the more than 5,500 colleagues of Energizer Holdings. Not only have we continued to operate with excellence amidst challenging conditions, we did it by coming together as a team and leaning into our culture – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. And nowhere is this sentiment more true than in our sustainability efforts, where we made significant progress on our 2030 ESG roadmap.
• For Product Sustainability, our goal is that 100% of new products will have a sustainability assessment by 2025. We have already made progress by building sustainability into our New Product Development Process for all of our categories.
• For Packaging, we set a goal of 30% recycled content in packaging by 2030. Thanks to some investments and improvements in packaging over the past few years, we have already achieved over 32% post-consumer recycled content globally.* While we are proud of our quick progress in this area, we don’t consider our work complete and we plan to continue to increase recycled content through the 2030 timeframe.
• For Climate and Energy, we set a goal of 30% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in our direct operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2). This year, we already decreased emissions by more than 11,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), which is a more than 9% decrease from 2021.
In last year’s Sustainability Report, I noted that our organization was taking a critical step forward by building out our ESG strategy, and in addition to the items I’ve noted above, I’m happy to share that we’ve built up some great momentum in this area. This year’s report will outline our achievements and current state, and I hope this overview of our efforts demonstrates our long-term commitment to this ESG journey. We at Energizer Holdings are incredibly excited about the progress we’ve made, and we look forward to all we’ll be able to accomplish together in the years ahead.
*See details about the calculation in section 2.1.