This coming Saturday, April 22nd, marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. At GOJO, we honor this day, and every day, by celebrating our commitment to understanding the needs of and creating Sustainable Value for all GOJO stakeholders.
Sustainability is inherent to the GOJO Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions. And living our Purpose allows us to have a positive impact on public health and the world in which we all live. Through leading and learning, GOJO team members collaborate with customers, suppliers, partners and communities on how we can all work together to create a brighter future and healthier world. One way we accomplish this is through advancing our 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals.
In December 2015, we announced these bold goals, and each and every day our more than 2,500 team members across the globe are working to:
- Innovate to Create Sustainable Value – GOJO will reduce its Chemical Footprint by 50 percent; establish and maintain an industry-leading sustainable chemistry policy; double global sales from products with third-party certifications; and reduce packaging material by 15 percent.
- Elevate Public Health and Well-Being – The company’s long-term social sustainability goal is to bring well-being to one billion people every day. GOJO will work towards achieving this goal while striving to be the most recognized advocate for well-being through hygiene in our industry.
- Steward a Thriving Environment – GOJO will recover and either reuse or recycle 50 percent of dispenser materials from the value chain; collaborate with Supply Chain in order to have 90 percent of GOJO Strategic, Preferred and Collaborative suppliers meet GOJO Sustainable Value Responsible Sourcing Criteria; and power its distribution operations by renewable energy.
- Foster a Culture of Sustainable Value – Continue to inspire team members to act in ways that deliver Sustainable Value through Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW℠) with positive impact for GOJO, its team members and the communities in which we live and work. All of GOJO core processes will be infused with SWOW, which brings sustainability strategies to everything we do, and all GOJO team members will be engaged in SWOW.
In a few months, we will share our progress on these goals along with our new Sustainability Report. In the meantime, I invite you to not only learn more about our story, which is highlighted at www.GOJO.com/Sustainability, but to also share your story with us at SWOW@GOJO.com.