In a business environment characterized by economic uncertainty, social pressures and environmental challenges, we strive to grow in a responsible manner. With our "We care." sustainability strategy we support our business goals whilst continuously reducing our environmental footprint. At the same time we are working to ensure that we give back to people both inside and outside the company.
We have a long and successful track record in sustainable innovations, especially when it comes to social themes. Continuing this success means going even further. That is why, in 2011, we developed a strategic structure and defined metrics against which we can measure ourselves and our future performance. We identified issues that are key to our stakeholders and which contribute to the success of the company. By centering our approach on three distinct areas "Products, Planet, People", we ensure that we stay focused on delivering meaningful, long-term impact. Our strategy responds to issues that we face across our value chain, from ensuring that we are operating within raw material limitations, to the health and safety of our employees, and responding to changing consumer expectations.