At Reynolds Consumer Products Inc., our sustainability mission is to support the business by developing innovative products and solutions that simplify daily life and protect the environment, enabling our team members to thrive at work and home, and engaging communities where we operate to be more prosperous, healthy and sustainable.
Environmental and social issues affect not only the communities in which we operate, but also the long-term sustainability of our business. We have the opportunity to drive positive and meaningful change through our practices, investments, and products. Our ESG framework is intended to create purposeful and positive change, while delivering value to our shareholders, customers, employees, and other stakeholders.
We commit to transparent communication about our governance, operations, and products. We will consistently disclose material metrics and progress against goals.
We are committed to engaging with stakeholders as we work to evolve our ESG framework. We seek input, listen to perspectives, and identify opportunities to collaborate.
Our cross-functional ESG Committee helps to formally embed our ESG framework and goals at all levels of the organization. The team draws on internal and external experts to apply ESG standards, align definitions, gather and analyze data, and stay informed on trends and changes in the industry. The team has assembled specialized working groups to drive progress toward achieving our targets.
We believe a diverse, respectful, and inclusive organization will add value for our employees, customers, shareholders, and communities in which we operate.
Products for a better tomorrow. We allow our consumers to choose products that not only meet their needs, but which are better for the planet.
Investing in our communities to help create a better social, economic and environmental future.
Recycling and Landfill Safety
To encourage recycling, we are a leader in implementing the How2Recycle™ Label , which is a voluntary standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Standardized instructions are provided for both the product itself and recycling instructions for packaging on all of our Hefty® and Reynolds® brand products.
We understand that the ability to recycle is also dependent on the availability of collection and processing facilities in each community. We believe that use of disposable products is an individual choice. In making this decision, many take into consideration the “total carbon footprint” or environmental impact of non-renewable energy used to harvest, process, and transport renewable materials. Others consider the impact of labor, water, and energy in washing permanent products. Understanding that most U.S. communities currently use landfills to dispose of waste, our aluminum and plastic products are inert in a landfill and do not leach into ground water or contribute to methane gas.