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Manufacturing / Operational Waste

Achieve ‘zero landfill’ status at more than 30% of manufacturing sites by 2025. Reduce manufacturing waste by an additional 10% indexed to sales.

ALDI, Inc.

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We strive to minimise the volume of our operational waste which is incinerated or sent to landfill.

Albertsons Companies

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Committed to zero waste at our manufacturing facilities by 2022.


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Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill for our global data center operations. We increased our global landfill diversion rate for data center operations by 5%—from 86% in 2016 to 91% in 2017.

Reduce total waste per Googler at our Bay Area headquarters by 10% in 2017, compared with a three-year average baseline (2014-2016). We achieved a 4% reduction in landfill waste per Googler at our Bay Area headquarters.

Set regional waste-reduction targets for our offices in 2017. We revised our strategy to focus on the highest-impact waste opportunities within our office portfolio. In 2017, we focused on collecting representative and robust waste audit data from our global offices. This effort is the foundation for understanding waste-performance opportunities based on office purchases, waste generation, and supportive local infrastructure.

Amy's Kitchen, Inc.

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We employ water, energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards, and waste reduction efforts in our kitchens and offices.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Beyond our packaging, we seek to minimize the amount of waste we send to landfill from our breweries through recycling initiatives, including using waste as fuel in our operations.

We’re committed to making sure all the waste created by our own facilities and in our supply chain is reused, recycled, composted, or when necessary, converted into energy.

Barilla America

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Barilla Group makes continuous efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of its production processes by managing and monitoring the energy resources used at its plants, the greenhouse gases emitted, and their water consumption and waste production.

Barilla sets up projects designed to encourage the reduction of waste production and the recovery of waste material instead of its disposal. Careful management of the production process and methods of processing of raw materials have enabled Barilla to reduce its waste production compared with the previous year, despite an increase in production volumes

Beiersdorf AG

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By the end of 2018 we intend to completely eliminate the disposal of waste in landfill.

Best Buy Co., Inc.

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As part of our commitment to lessening our environmental impacts, we are seeking to achieve an 85 percent diversion rate for all U.S. operations by the end of FY20.

CVS Health

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Our work to operate sustainably prioritizes reduction of our carbon intensity and energy use, improved efficiency of our transportation fleet, waste reduction and water conservation.


Chobani continues to identify ways to reduce the amount of manufacturing waste we produce and send to landfill.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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Achieve global operations solid waste recycling rate of 75% by 2020.

Cisco Systems Inc.

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Cisco’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Program uses the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle for our operations.

Clif Bar & Co.

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By the end of 2020, we hope to achieve 90% Diversion at our Headquarters and Supply Chain facilities.

Clorox Company, The

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In 2012, we set a goal to achieve a 20 percent reduction in solid waste to landfill by 2020 (per case of product sold) versus 2011 base year at our facilities worldwide.

Also by 2020, we aim to have 10 zero-waste-to-landfill sites (where 90 percent of solid waste is either recycled or composted with the rest of waste sent to a waste-to-energy facility).

Colgate-Palmolive Company

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We will halve our manufacturing waste sent to landfill per ton of product compared to 2010, working toward our goal of Zero Waste [by 2020].

Comcast Corporation

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We’re working toward zero emissions, zero waste, and 100% renewable energy.

Throughout 2016, we continued to sharpen our focus in three core areas: lowering the amount of energy used by our products and facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our nationwide vehicle fleet, and minimizing the amount of waste we send to landfills.

Costco Wholesale

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Our goal is to divert our waste material from landfills.

Danone North America

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In 2016, we set a goal of zero plastics to landfill for our industrial waste by 2020 in countries with developed collection systems, and by 2025 globally.

2020 Goal: Ensure 90% of waste generated in Dell-operated buildings is diverted from landfills.

Achieve zero waste to landfill [by 2020].

Disney Consumer Products

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By 2020, achieve 60% waste diverted from landfills and incineration. 


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In 2018, complete waste characterization study with Eco-Cycle.

In 2018, increase HQ waste diversion to 90%.

In 2018, help at least nine foodservice operators implement a front-of-house Zero Waste program.

Estée Lauder Companies, The

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Our current goal of zero waste to landfill by 2020 applies to all of our global supply chain and innovation sites, including warehouse operations and more than 30 distribution locations across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM).

We emphasize efficiency in energy use, facility design and construction, paper and other materials used and waste management.

Ford Motor Company

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Having completed our five-year global waste reduction plan, we are in the process of developing a subsequent plan.

Frontier Co-op

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We also recognize the need to reduce growth in overall tonnage of waste, even as our production continues to increase.

General Mills, Inc.

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achieve zero waste to landfill at 30 percent of our owned production facilities by 2020 and 100 percent by 2025

General Motors

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2020 Operational Commitment: Reduce waste intensity by 40 percent (kg/vehicle).

2020 Operational Commitment: Reach 150 landfill-free sites.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

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Throughout our operations and supply chain we look for opportunities to minimize waste generation, as well as recycle and reuse where possible.

As part of our Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) program, we work with suppliers on responsible waste management….We work with our suppliers to accurately track and report performance toward their waste reduction goals and to improve the quality of reporting and engagement.


Home Depot

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The Home Depot is committed to properly managing waste and hazardous waste. We partner with vendors to constantly improve how we reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Honeywell International

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Here are the criteria we use to evaluate new products:

• Reducing the use of natural resources during manufacture and distribution

• Increasing the energy efficiency of the product itself, or because of its use

• Reducing waste production

• Opportunities to reuse and recycle

• Opportunities to use recycled or renewable materials

• Reducing and eliminating classified toxic or hazardous materials

• Packaging more efficiently

IBM recovered and sent 87.8 percent (by weight) of its nonhazardous waste to be recycled—surpassing our goal of 75 percent.

By August 2020, reduce waste from our store operations by 10%. By August 2020, 90% of the waste from our own operation will be recycled or energy recovered, of which 80% of the waste from stores and distribution centres and 90% from IKEA Industry Group will be material recycled.

Intel Corporation

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Achieve zero hazardous waste to landfill by 2020

Achieve 90% non-hazardous waste recycle rate by 2020.

J. M. Smucker Company, The

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Divert 95 percent of waste from landfills to alternative uses [by 2020]

Johnson & Johnson

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We have been systematically reducing the amount of raw material we use and finding alternatives to landfill disposal for our waste streams, with goals in place since 2005 to reduce the amount of waste we dispose. These efforts continue, and go one step further as we work to increase waste diversion rates from our manufacturing processes.

Kao USA, Inc.

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2020 target reduction rate for waste production per unit of sales, relative to FY2005, all Kao Group plants and offices: 33%

Kellogg Company, The

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By 2020, reduce total waste by an additional 15% (per metric ton of food produced, from our 2015 performance).

Keurig Dr Pepper

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2020 Target: Achieve zero waste to landfill.


Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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2022 Goal: Extend our zero waste mindset across the value chain and deliver innovation to help keep product and packaging material out of landfills.

Seek to increase our net recycling value in our operations by 10% every year while avoiding landfilling of manufacturing waste.

Identify and deploy solutions that avoid and/or divert 150,000 MT of finished product and packaging from being landfilled after use.

Kroger Co., The

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Kroger aims to ultimately meet and exceed EPA’s Zero Waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill in our facilities by 2020.

We are committed to eliminating food waste across our company so that no food is going to landfill by 2025.

LG Electronics

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Achieve 95% recycle rate of waste from production sites by 2030.

Reduce tons of waste to landfill per net sales by 40% from 2010 baseline.

Mars, Incorporated

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Send zero waste to landfill from our direct operations.


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Our long-term objective is to eliminate food and packaging waste to landfill.


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Our environmental sustainability work focuses in three primary areas: carbon and energy, water and ecosystems (including agriculture, biodiversity, conservation), and waste minimization.

Mondelez International

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Reduce total waste in manufacturing by 20% [by 2020 vs. 2013 baseline].

Nestlé USA

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By 2020: Achieve zero waste for disposal in our sites.

By 2020: Make date labels understandable to our consumers in order to reduce food waste at consumption stage.

Nike Inc.

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Eliminate footwear manufacturing waste to landfill or incineration [by 2020], while continuing to reduce overall waste

Reduce waste index by 10 percent [by 2020], covering footwear manufacturing, distribution centers, and headquarter locations

Increase landfill diversion in distribution centers and headquarter locations

PVH Corp.

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As we look to 2018 and beyond… We will take more of a value chain approach by addressing waste challenges more broadly, including textile waste and circularity* innovations.

Panera Bread

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As a restaurant chain, we recognize the responsibility we have to reduce waste from our operations—both packaging and food waste that occur in the preparation of our food and in its consumption.

Using this information, we plan to identify ways to reduce the waste we generate, increase recycling and, where economically viable and mandated by law, pursue composting as a means of diverting waste that goes to landfill.

Strive to achieve zero waste to landfill across all of our direct operations by 2025. Work to reduce the food waste we generate in our direct operations by 50% by 2025.

Procter & Gamble

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One of P&G’s 2020 goals for Operations is that <0.5% of Manufacturing Waste is disposed (to either landfill or incineration without energy recovery) versus a 2010 baseline and our corporate long term vision is to have zero consumer or manufacturing waste go to landfills.

[By 2030] Advance at least 10 significant supply chain partnerships to drive circularity on climate, water or waste

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB)

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Our 2020 goals: 100% of factories zero waste to landfill and 20% reduction in waste per unit of production

Rite Aid

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Over the past five years, we have made significant investments in energy efficiency and waste reduction initiatives

SC Johnson

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Our first objective is to eliminate waste entirely. But, when we can’t, we aim to divert solid and liquid waste from landfills to other sources in environmentally responsible ways

Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Reducing the weight of waste sent to landfills by 50 percent by the end of FY 2018 normalized annually by net sales.

Reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills by 25% from 2010 to 2020.

Starbucks Coffee Company

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We’re developing a new global store verification program to drive innovation, sustainability and efficiencies throughout our store portfolio. The program will include building standards for new and remodeled stores, along with performance standards for all stores in energy and water efficiency, waste reduction and partner engagement. With our goal of 10,000 greener retail stores by 2025, we hope to truly leverage our scale for good and deliver on our ambition to become the world’s largest green retailer.

Subway Restaurants

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We are diligently working on ways to reduce our waste stream with a goal of having as close to zero landfill waste as possible.

Divert 90% of operations and food waste from landfill [by 2025].

We strive to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Divert 70 percent of our retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycle programs by 2020.

As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, we have committed to reducing food waste within our own retail and manufacturing operations by 50 percent by 2025.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

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We are currently establishing an enterprise-wide system to better understand our waste footprint and plan to set targets beyond year-over-year improvements on waste reduction in FY2019. These new targets will define zero waste for our company and a structure for quarterly reporting and accountability.

We are committed to seeking out opportunities to eliminate or minimize food waste in our direct operations and supply chain.

U.S. Postal Service

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Divert 50 percent of solid waste from landfills [annually]


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For manufacturing, by 2020, total waste sent for disposal will be at or below 2008 levels despite significantly higher volumes.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Reduce the waste we create, on a comparable basis, and contribute to the drive for increasingly circular economies through increased re-use and recycling.

Create zero waste across our global operations

Achieve more than 90 percent of waste diversion from landfill and incineration in our own operations in Canada, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S., according with Zero Waste International Alliance guidelines by 2025.

Continue working to divert waste in all markets, moving as fast as infrastructure and best practices allow.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

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Wegmans currently diverts more than half of the waste generated by our stores and facilities from local landfills and we are committed to strategies that get us closer to zero waste. We do this through innovative partnerships in our communities with farmers, composters, haulers and recyclers.


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