Eliminate Unfavorable Materials
It is our desire as a company to use BPA-free packaging for as many products as possible. We expect to make the transition on an ongoing basis as new options become commercially available.
Decrease plastic usage, with an emphasis on single-use plastics.
Suppliers are encouraged to provide packaging that minimizes or eliminates the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) including Oriented Polystyrene (OPS) material.
Suppliers are encouraged to provide packaging that eliminates materials that contain or contribute to dioxins, furans, suspected endocrine-disrupters, or toxic heavy metals.
Own Brands plastic packaging will include 20% recycled content by 2025.
Provide paper based products which are certified as sustainably harvested or have recycled content, or both, if applicable.
Suppliers are encouraged to provide packaging that eliminates excess packaging through optimized material and production design.
Design For Recovery
Achieve even greater sustainability of Own Brands product packaging by ensuring that 100% of packaging will be recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable by 2025
Provide clear recycling communications on Own Brands product packaging, including the use of QR Codes, by 2022. The company is working with How2Recycle to standardize its labeling system and improve the reliability, completeness, and transparency of recyclability claims.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
It is critical that we achieve business growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and use of other important resources.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
We’re committed to operating zero waste manufacturing facilities, which means that 90% of waste is diverted from landfills.
Recycle operational (non-consumer facing) plastics for use in new retail, industrial and/or consumer items
As we work to make our operations more efficient, we understand the need to work toward reducing the overall environmental footprint of our business. It is critical that we achieve business growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and use of other important resources.
Renewable / Alternative Energy
Providing products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or are made with renewable energy or materials.
Pursue renewable energy installation or sources – for example, solar, wind or biomass.