Overview

As a marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of millions of people around the world daily, Newell Rubbermaid is uniquely positioned to help create a more sustainable world. Our emphasis on responsible environmental stewardship enables consumers to fulfill their aspirations to live and work more sustainably. Our commitment to high levels of environmental performance in design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of our products conserves resources and reduces our environmental footprint. To take meaningful strides and exceed mere incremental environmental gains requires both product and process innovation. Today at Newell Rubbermaid we’re designing products and optimizing business processes that minimize inputs and impacts on the environment.




Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

Our vision is to be an eco-efficient company where excellence in environmental stewardship and sustainable innovation builds Brands That Matter and creates value for our shareholders, consumers and customers. Through a collaborative and cross-functional focus on more sustainable products and operations, we are doing our part to help create a healthier world. We strive to be an eco-efficient company through:

MAINTAINING our commitments to meet or exceed all environmental requirements and standards applicable to our operations globally; reducing operational impacts on the environment; and incorporating environmental sustainability principles into how we conduct business, in accordance with our code of business conduct and ethics.

ARTICULATING our shared objectives, assigning clear roles and responsibilities, and appropriately resourcing our environmental sustainability initiatives. We track our performance and hold teams accountable for results.

STRIVING to integrate environmental sustainability across the entire organization, including in our business processes, product design and day-to-day decision-making. We use Life Cycle Analysis tools to quantify the environmental impact of our products throughout all the phases of their development, use and disposition at end of usable life.

ENGAGING a wide array of stakeholders to foster collaboration and develop mutually beneficial initiatives and solutions. These stakeholders include consumers, customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

EMPOWERING our employees, through education and training, to apply environmental sustainability principles in their daily work. We encourage sharing of best practices and provide employees with resources for advancing our environmental sustainability agenda through activities, including annual summits and a sustainability-focused online curriculum.