Our long-term objective is to source all of our raw materials in a way that minimizes any negative environmental and human rights impact.
At the same time, we look to do this in a way that creates real, lasting value for all our stakeholders.
We view sustainable procurement as a prerequisite for our long-term commercial success, because we use thousands of raw materials from all over the world and are heavily reliant on their availability, quality and price stability.
Consumers across the world are also increasingly concerned about protecting the environment, non-exploitation, forest conservation and natural qualities – as such, the provenance and source of the products they purchase and consume is of growing importance. To continue to create solutions for our customers that are loved by consumers worldwide, we need to continue to meet and exceed these changing consumer needs.
We work closely with both our customers and our suppliers to advance the social and ecological conditions that allow us to achieve these criteria.