Healthy Planet

We understand that we’ve got a responsibility — and an opportunity — to step up and improve our impact on people and the planet. Over the past several years, we’ve made important progress, achieving our goal of sending zero waste to landfills from our facilities. We also are reducing our direct Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through renewable energy and energy efficiency while making significant strides to reduce food and other waste at all 126 of our production facilities around the world.

Even as we continue to improve the environmental impacts of our direct operations, we realize that the lion’s share of our impact on the planet comes from our extended supply chain. For example, roughly three-quarters of our GHG emissions come from the agricultural practices and land-use change associated with growing the ingredients we need to make our products. The engines driving global business — our supply chains — are broken, and we are working to transform them.
After a thorough review of our resource use across our entire value chain (from farms to factories to family tables), we now have a better understanding of our imprint on the planet, specifically how our business impacts climate change, water stress and land use. And we have a plan to tackle these issues, both internally and through participation in programs like Champions 12.3, which aims to accelerate progress toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The science is clear, and so we’ve set ambitious goals in climate action, land management and water stewardship to help achieve our vision of a healthy planet and healthy people. We are working to tackle these issues in key raw-material supply chains — cocoa, rice and mint (which we talk most about), plus palm oil, beef, pulp and paper, soy and dairy — around the world.

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