Delivering measurable value through sustainable efforts
For us, 2019 was a year of progress. Our sustainability efforts — both internally and in collaboration with our customers — have gained momentum, and our team is using that momentum to create positive change for our company, our customers and our communities. Download our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about our goals and initiatives.
Planning for a more sustainable future
We know that the steps we take to protect our planet over the next five to 10 years will be critical. That’s why we’re committed to finding new solutions for our customers and facilities today, while working toward our long-term sustainability goals. These goals include:
- Reducing energy usage by up to 5% in 2020, as part of an overall 25% energy reduction by 2028
- Increasing our use of PCR, including ocean-bound plastic, by incorporating an average of 20% PCR across all bottles by 2025
- Conducting more than 25 life-cycle assessments to help communicate the value of sustainability to our customers in 2020
- Innovating to provide product lightweighting, durability and reusability
- Continuing to design for recyclability across all products to achieve our goal of 100% recyclability by 2025
Reflecting on a year of progress
In 2019, we took many important steps toward our long-term goals, including increasing our use of recylced materials, embracing sustainable manufacturing practices and promoting good recycling habits.
increase in the use of rPET
overall reduction in energy
pounds of HDPE PCR
containers diverted from
ocean-bound PCR content
in a single bottle
combined decrease in
scope 1&2 GHG emissions
Understanding what drives us
At Graham, our efforts to develop more sustainable packaging solutions are shaped by three key factors
Working to always be the partner of choice by helping customers meet their sustainability goals now and in the future
Increasing our R&D efforts, hiring the best talent and developing innovative processes and technologies to help us reach internal targets
Positioning ourselves for the future through strong sustainability partnerships and continuous improvement initiatives
Download the 2019 Sustainability Report to see how these areas of focus have influenced us on our path to being a sustainability leader.
Recognizing our commitment
We were honored by Business Intelligence Group as the only plastic packaging company to receive an award in their Sustainability Leadership (Organization) category. This 2019 Sustainability Award recognizes our sustainability vision and the steps we’re taking toward achieving it.
Continuing the work
2020 brings us new opportunities to meet both our qualitative and quantitative sustainability goals. These short-term initiatives play a vital role in helping us stay true to our overall sustainability strategy.
average PCR use
Read more about our 2020 targets and other initiative-specific goals when you download the report.
Reviewing where we've been
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