We set goals and hold ourselves accountable for continuous operational improvements. At our more than 115 manufacturing plants, our corporate centers and research facilities, and across our team of 47,000 associates, we imbed sustainable practices to reduce our environmental impact. In 2015, we reevaluated our footprint and adopted practices that will enable us to deliver greater efficiencies throughout our operations while meeting increasing demand for our solutions and services. The result was incremental reduction in water and energy use across our global manufacturing facilities.
Goals and Performance
2015 Environmental Performance (Percent change from 2012 baseline; measured by intensity per million dollars in sales:
2020 Corporate Sustainability Goals (2015 baseline)
2030 Customer Impact Goal
Committed to Continuous Improvement
To achieve these aggressive goals, we have expanded our Create & Maintain Value (CMV) program throughout our manufacturing facilities, with an emphasis on the facilities that have the greatest opportunity for resource savings. This approach mirrors the service we deliver to customers - leveraging the expertise of our Nalco Water service engineers, unique auditing and monitoring capabilities, and customized solutions to deliver substantial reductions in water and energy consumption.
For more information on the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED certification, visit www.usgbc.org.
Additional information about our environmental performance is available in the 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report GRI Index.