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Increase representation in senior management roles, by 2024: Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. to 10%, up from 5% in 2020
Progress as of 12/31/21: 6% Hispanics/Latinos in senior management roles in the U.S.
By 2025, will maintain global water use at or below 2015 levels.
Progress: 3.6 million m3 below 2015 levels. (16% reduction) as of 12/31/21.
Achieve carbon neutrality across operations by 2025 (Scopes 1 & 2 emissions).
Progress as of 12/31/21: In progress. Any remaining emissions will be offset with high-quality offsets in 2025.
Reduce value chain (Scope 3) GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, from a 2019 baseline.
Progress: 9% increase in Scope 3 emissions from 2019 baseline
By 2025, at least 50% of sites will send zero waste to landfills.
Progress: In 2021, 52% of sites sent zero waste to landfill.
By 2025, no more than 20% of our global operational waste will be sent to landfills and incinerators
without energy recovery).
In 2021, 33% of operational waste was sent to landfill and incinerators (without energy recovery).
Our goals go beyond the amount of dollars we spend with small and diverse-owned businesses, as we focus on the growth and development of our suppliers to drive economic impact and value delivery to our Company. We are committed to supporting the small and diverse businesses that are the economic engine of growth around the world through global economic inclusion. (p. 75) 2021: Diverse-supplier spend: Global ($2.858 M); Diverse-supplier U.S. ($2.374 M); Small-business spend U.S. ($1.027M) (p. 76)
Our ongoing economic inclusion and supplier diversity efforts will enable us to continue our membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR), an exclusive industry organization that recognizes and celebrates corporations that achieved spending at least $1 billion with diverse suppliers headquartered in the U.S. and globally. Our membership in the BDR allows us to share and access best practices in supply chain diversity excellence with other organizations that have also achieved this status. (p. 156).
Further advance health equity by reaching 30 million people in low- and middle-income countries and in U.S. underserved populations with our social investments, by 2025.
Progress: 15 million people reached as of 12/31/21
Enable 100 million more people to access our innovative portfolio globally, through access strategies, solutions and partnerships, by 2025.
Progress: Enabled access for 66.7 million people as of 12/31/21
Reach at least 75% of countries around the world annually with our products.
Progress: 79% of countries were reached in 2021.
Reduce our operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1&2) 46% by 2030, from a 2019 baseline.
Progress: 9% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 2019 baseline as of 12/31/21
Source 100% of our purchased elecricity from renewables by 2025.
Progress: 41% of purchased elecricity sourced from renewables in 2021.
Maintain 100% compliance to regulatory requirements for active incident monitoring, risk/harm analysis and on-time notification of data breaches.
Progress: 100% compliance maintained in 2021.
Increase representation in senior management roles, by 2024: Black/African Americans in the U.S. to 10%, up from 3% in 2020.
Progress as of 12/31/21: 7% Black/African Americans in senior management roles in the U.S.
The success of our Company is built on a culture that embraces different perspectives and values the contributions of each individual, and we recognize that our competitiveness is strengthened by a diverse, skilled and engaged workforce. We take a thoughtful approach to workplace inclusion and belonging. Our Company invests in employee development and wellbeing. These investments are guided by our global diversity and inclusion strategy as well as our Pulse survey, which is conducted multiple times a year. (p.18) The Women’s Leadership program is a global nomination program focused on enhancing women’s capabilities to recognize and seize strategic career opportunities by developing critical capabilities and confidence while contributing to core objectives of our Company. Areas of focus include strengthening the ability to navigate within the organization while maintaining an authentic leadership style, increasing cultural competence regionally, advancing skills in influence and negotiations, increasing one’s ability to recognize and manage gender differences and subtle “micro-inequities” by leading through courageous action. (p. 145)
Increased representation in senior management roles, by 2024: Women globally to 40%, up from 31% in 2020
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.