Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability
We have a strong commitment to ethical business practices; treating people with dignity, respect and equal opportunity; and conducting business in a responsible way that promotes good stewardship of our planet. Business partners are expected to comply with our Business Partner Code of Conduct. The Code details our expectations regarding adherence to the Human Rights Commitment and other expectations related to human rights and labor, health and safety, the environment, and business conduct and ethics.
As part of our IGNITE Strategy, we are focusing on climate stewardship as one of our critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities. This focus extends into our upstream supply chain, where we have committed to setting science-based scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets that require us to engage heavily with our suppliers to reduce their carbon footprints. This priority is in addition to ongoing efforts to help ensure there is no deforestation in our forest commodity supply chains.
Our responsible sourcing and supply chain sustainability program – including our related commitments and progress – is led by our VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, with executive oversight by our EVP, Chief Growth Officer. The Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee (the NGCRC) of our board of directors oversees programs relating to corporate responsibility and sustainability ESG matters. Our full board also reviews and discusses ESG topics regularly – including progress toward meeting our specific ESG goals – and oversees risks, opportunities and strategy related to ESG issues that are priorities for our business such as sustainable supply chain management, product safety and other significant areas.