Protecting the Environment
RESPONSIBLY SOURCED PAPER
100% of the paper we print on in our production facilities is FSC-certified. In 2018, we committed to suppliers that responsibly forested paper for our products, as well as using either FSC-certified corrugate or packaging materials containing recycled content from post-consumer sources to help ensure our packaging does not contribute to deforestation. We are working to reach 95% conversion to either FSC or post-consumer waste materials across our third-party supply base and packaging by 2024.
In 2019, we committed to improve the profile of our plastic-based packaging in line with the targets set by the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and EU Plastics Pact, co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. We look for innovative solutions to help us reduce waste like reusing ink cartridges and investing in print technology that where possible uses eco solvent water based toner based powder inks. We are committed to the following by 2024:
- 100% elimination of problematic plastics (mainly PVC and polystyrene);
- Making 100% of our packaging reusable, recyclable at curb side, or compostable.
- Reducing our use of virgin plastic by at least 20%, with at least half of this reduction coming from reduced plastic use overall (and the rest coming from increased recycled content).