SustainabilitySustainability

Our Goals

Reduce Emissions
Reduce Emissions
GOAL: Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 10% by the end of 2015

Progress: EXCEEDED GOAL. Reduced our absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32% from 2010-2015. We were able to achieve this through consolidation of our distribution production locations into a newly retrofitted energy-efficient facility. In normalized measurement, this allowed Summit to decrease our GHG intensity per FTE by 22% from 2010-2015.

Reduce Waste
Reduce Waste
GOAL : Reduce absolute solid waste to landfill 10% by the end of 2015

Progress: EXCEEDED GOAL. Reduced our solid waste to the landfill by 78% from 2011-2015. This was accomplished by significantly enhancing our recycling program and consolidating our production distribution facilities.

Reduce Water Usage
Reduce Water Usage
GOAL : Reduce absolute water usage 15% by the end of 2015

Progress: EXCEEDED GOAL. Reduced our water usage by 45% from 2011-2015. This was accomplished by upgrading to a more water efficient sprinkler system.

Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry
GOAL: Continuously improve the safety of our products for consumers and the environment by substituting or eliminating, wherever possible, ingredients that may pose a concern.

Progress: We have integrated a thorough ingredient evaluation process into our formulation changes and newly developed products. When selecting ingredients, we prefer to use materials from the Clean Ingredients list and consider Safer Choice and Design for the Environment (DfE) criteria. In 2013, we developed a new safer drain line that does not use traditional corrosive chemicals. Also, we have obtained Safer Choice and DfE Certification for two of our products and are working on certifying more.