GOJO SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
2020 Sustainable Value Strategies & Goals

G4-2, G4-15, G4-EN8, G4-EN18, G4-EN23

Motivated by exceeding our 2015 goals and inspired by listening to feedback from our stakeholders, we set the bar high for 2020. We see opportunity to have a positive impact beyond our own operations, creating new sources of Sustainable Value for GOJO, our customers, people who use our products, our suppliers, our team members, our collaboration partners and our community.

With a culture deeply rooted in caring for the well-being of others, we publicly committed to advancing the following strategic priorities and step-change 2020 goals. Further, we see the alignment of our goals with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address how countries, companies and citizens worldwide are improving the lives of people across the world.


  • Establish and maintain an industry-leading sustainable chemistry policy, including reducing our Chemical Footprint by 50% by 2020
  • Double global sales from products with third-party certifications by 2020
  • Source reduce packaging by 15% by 2020


  • GOJO BHAG: Bring Well-Being to One Billion People Every Day
  • Be the most recognized advocate for well-being through hygiene in our industry by 2020


  • Recover and reuse or recycle 50% of dispenser materials from the value chain by 2020
  • Ensure 90% of GOJO Strategic, Preferred and Collaborative suppliers meet GOJO Sustainable Value Responsible Sourcing Criteria by 2020
  • Power GOJO distribution operations by renewable energy by 2020


  • Engage all employees in Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOWSM) by 2020
  • Core processes are infused with SWOWSM to create Sustainable Value

We will begin reporting our progress on these goals in our 2016 report.

Here's how we're measuring

2015 Goals & Performance

At GOJO, our Purpose drives us to view our work in context of the lives of the people we serve every day. We understand that better human health and well-being relies on maintaining a healthy environment. That is what drove us in 2010 to set goals to reduce our environmental impacts. The strong commitment of all of our team members resulted in reductions far surpassing our targets.

Using our 2010 baseline, we set 2015 targets of:

  • Reducing water use by 30 percent
  • Reducing solid waste by 25 percent
  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 5 percent

We met these goals two years early. Here is our full 2015 scorecard demonstrating our progress over the last five years.

  1. GHG emissions: Absolute emissions are essentially unchanged in 2015 relative to 2014; however due to adjustments for operations activity in 2015 indexed relative GHG emissions show a slight increase for 2015.
  2. Waste Recycled: Implementation of waste reduction programs have been more efficient on recyclable waste such as cardboard than non-recyclable waste.
  3. Hazardous waste: This slight increase is due to normal production processes.
  4. Accidents: Despite a slight increase, this rate remains well below industry average (0.4 for our NAICS code).