Our four-year SMASH Packaging Plan is our approach to drive improvement in the sustainability of our packaging.
Below is an update on our 2021 actions and results. You can also download a copy of our 2021 Annual Update.
The following system is used to provide a qualitative status of our progress toward each of our 2022 targets:
Not Started | On Track | Focus Required | Off Track | Achieved
Our aim is to eliminate the use of packaging that is excessive in size or weight which unnecessarily consumes more resources, increases energy use and air emissions during transportation. Excess packaging is also undesirable for our customers since there are costs associated with the management and disposal of the packaging.
Deforestation is a significant source of global warming and is a threat to biodiversity. Our aim is to ensure that the wood and fiber-based packaging materials that we use do not contribute to deforestation.
Conventional plastic packaging has several sustainability issues associated with it. Our aim is to improve sustainability of plastic materials used in packaging applications, including increasing the use of materials with lower environmental impacts and reducing the use of plastics produced with chemicals of concern.
Our aim is to maximize recycling of our packaging materials by eliminating the use of packaging materials that are not compatible with recycling and by providing our customers with recycling guidance for all our packaging materials.