"At Simple Green, we continue to drive toward safer alternatives in cleaning while integrating sustainable initiatives in packaging and business practices."
- Jeff Hyder, SVP of Sales & Operations
"There is time to make the world
a better place for our grandchildren
if we just start doing things that are
within our abilities today."
- Bruce P. FaBrizio,
Inventor & Founder, Simple Green
We are excited to share our efforts in environmental and social responsibility with you. Our Corporate Sustainability Report has been externally assured and follows the G4 Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative.
In conjunction with the release of our corporate sustainability report, our first publicly available and externally assured CDP report on Climate Change is also available.Download our
CDP Report on Climate Change
Our Approach to Sustainability
- Evaluation of risks, opportunities and best practices
- Measuring and reporting our impact and setting goals for continuous improvement
- Engagement of our stakeholders to ensure alignment of priorities
- A continuous improvement journey, corporate sustainability has many layers and complexities. We are therefore looking at established standards to guide us in the development of a comprehensive sustainability management system. In 2013, we performed a gap analysis to ISO 14001. For our sustainability report, we looked to the GRI G4 guidelines and our greenhouse gas inventory was developed according to the General Reporting Protocol of The Climate Registry. We also employed the Energy Star framework to help us benchmark building energy efficiency. In the future, we plan on incorporating additional standards, including ISO standards for Risk Management, Social Responsibility and Lifecycle Assessment.
Our concern for the environment is reflected in multiple initiatives, including building efficiency improvements, lightweighting of packaging and integration of post‐consumer recycled material, waste diversion, recycling and composting programs, and collaboration with our supply chain partners and other stakeholders. In addition, we are deeply committed to supporting environmental efforts in our communities, from clean‐up and restoration projects to wildlife protection and environmental education.
Supply Chain Management at Simple Green
Although Simple Green is not currently subject to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, we have incorporated several of its principles, as well as the principles of the UN Global Compact into our Supply Chain Sustainability Program. We acknowledge that knowing where and under which circumstances our products and their components are generated is our responsibility. In 2013, we developed a supplier risk assessment questionnaire to facilitate the identification of social and environmental hotspots, so that we can address them.
2014 Supply Chain Focus Area
- Evaluating palm oil use in lower tiers of our supply chain and ensuring a transition to 100% sustainable sources.
- Ensuring that human rights and fair labor practices are supported throughout our value chain.
- Encourage the tracking, trending and sharing of environmental metrics, particularly water and energy data.