Keurig Green Mountain wants to source 100 percent of its products from its own responsible guidelines, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and achieve zero waste-to-landfill, all by 2020.
To establish the new targets, the company said it conducted an assessment in 2012 that involved more than 120 internal and external stakeholders. The 2020 targets take a long-term, strategic outlook to address the biggest sustainability challenges facing the company and the planet, the company said.
The targets are:
Resilient Supply Chain
- Engage one million people in the company’s manufacturing and agriculture supply chains to significantly improve their livelihoods
- Source 100 percent of primary agricultural and manufactured products according to established Keurig Green Mountain responsible sourcing guidelines
- 100 percent of K-Cup packs to be recyclable
- Reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of brewed beverages by 25% vs. 2012 baseline
- Achieve zero waste-to-landfill at owned and operated manufacturing and distribution facilities
Thriving People & Communities
- Engage 100 percent of employees to understand Keurig Green Mountain’s vision and values and present opportunities that allow them to contribute to the Company’s targets
- Provide access to clean water to one million people worldwide