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Guiding Principles

  • Comply with all environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations as the minimum acceptable level of behavior.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Reduce workplace accidents and injuries by researching, implementing, and institutionalizing injury reduction practices.
  • Operate within a sound environmental and safety management system that defines our commitment, establishes accountability, sets performance targets and monitors our progress.
  • Recognize and reward those who exceed expectations and take immediate remedial action where we fall short.
  • Go beyond compliance by adopting an aggressive waste minimization program: committing ourselves wherever feasible to material reuse and waste recycling instead of disposal. Whenever practicable, minimize or eliminate the use of hazardous materials in our products through material substitution.
  • Commit to a continual improvement process. Strive to learn and implement best practices.
  • Embrace sustainable practices in daily operations to maximize stakeholders benefit to our environmental-economic-social bottom line.
  • Evaluate all potential environmental impacts to conserve energy and water, preserve our natural resources, prevent pollution, and utilize environmentally friendly materials and processes in the manufacture and packaging of our products, and operation of our plants.
  • Share with our community, suppliers, and customers the best practices we learn along the way.
  • Ensure that our suppliers providing goods and services share our same values on health, safety, social and environmental performance.