This past year was an important one in terms of Energizer Holdings’ sustainability journey.
First, our company introduced a new purpose statement: We responsibly create products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. While our organization always has focused on doing the right thing, we wanted to make our commitment to environmental responsibility, social responsibility, community impact and corporate governance clearer. The new statement better captures Energizer Holdings’ ongoing efforts to deliver results, while at the same time having the least possible negative impact on the planet.
In 2021, we also created a formal sustainability program covering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; appointed a global head of sustainability; created a cross-functional sustainability team; and developed a long-term sustainability strategy for our company that runs through 2030 and beyond.
We began this process by identifying the sustainability issues most relevant to our business and our stakeholders – areas where our actions could have the biggest impact. To that end, we conducted our first-ever materiality assessment with the help of a third party and started measuring our baseline performance in our selected ESG focus areas. Our 2030 ESG roadmap is built on this data, and our colleagues across the globe are eager to fulfill our stated purpose.
In this report, you will find more details about our achievements as well as a summary of Energizer Holdings’ current state. I hope this overview of our ongoing efforts – which we expect to have a positive impact for our consumers, colleagues, communities, environment and shareholders – demonstrates our long-term commitment to this ESG journey.