How we Measure our Footprint
We’ve used ASPIRE, our environmental, health, and safety data-management system, since 2015. The system collects and calculates environmental, climate, and safety metrics for our operations, enabling us to track monthly progress for each of our sites around the globe.
To further measure and understand its impact, our RBIS business uses The Higg Index, a standardized suite of tools created by members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to help companies understand their environmental and social impacts. Using The Higg Index tools, RBIS completed 30 audits of its sites in the 2017-2018 timeframe.
The following are examples of other actions we’ve taken to measurably reduce our environmental footprint.
Label and Packaging Materials
Increasing our Solar Capacity
Our commitment to reducing emissions requires looking beyond energy efficiency to strategies such as generating energy from renewable sources like solar. In 2018, we installed solar panels covering about 10,000 square meters on the roof of our Label and Packaging Materials facility in Kunshan, India. The panels generate about 800,000 kilowatt-hours annually per our power purchase agreement, reducing coal consumption by 288 tons each year and avoiding 711 tons of resulting carbon dioxide emissions.