At Jarden, we recognize that we are members of the global community and that we have a responsibility to the environment and to behave in a socially responsible manner. Our sustainability efforts focus on balancing the economic, social, and environmental demands of our business without compromising future generations.
Jarden is committed to operating in a sustainable manner through the constant evaluation of our operations and our utilization of resources to produce, market, and deliver our products to the consumer, with the ultimate goal of zero waste. All employees are encouraged to adopt a sustainable mindset where we can all work together to find ways to be "Better Tomorrow Than Today".
Better Tomorrow than Today - Performance Snapshot
Jarden's scale and ability to leverage resources across business units represents a significant advantage to developing better processes and becoming more efficient and sustainable. Below is a performance snapshot to show you how we are doing with our environmental sustainability objectives:
2014 Sustainability Excellence Awards
Jarden Safety & Security – Best Overall (tie)
JSS had tremendous participation from its Sustainability Champions who led significant projects at all locations to drive environmental improvements in energy reduction, water usage, paperless office/tablets and expanded recycling programs, as well as significant community activities such as tree planting programs, community donations, and increased awareness events. JSS also continues to win awards in Canada with its Zero Waste program where consumers are able to purchase a replacement smoke alarm and drop off the old alarm in a bin for complete recycling.
Jarden Consumer Solutions - Neosho, MO - Best Overall (tie)
Results of the team’s efforts were: Over 3,000,000 KwH of electricity saved per year, 36% reduction in water usage, reused 283,290 lbs. of used cardboard for packaging, built two Monarch Butterfly gardens on the facility grounds and performed numerous community enhancement projects.
Jarden Team Sports - Tullahoma, TN - Most Improved
520,000 gallons of water previously wasted each year are now fully utilized, solid waste has been reduced by 30%, electricity use decreased by 22%, while leather production increased by 6%, finally they won the Community Pride Award from the city of Tullahoma as a result of these many improvements.
Jarden is committed to operating in an ethical, honest manner throughout the world and in compliance with the laws of the communities in which we operate. We maintain a principled approach toward our labor force through responsible workforce and labor practices, and our Code of Conduct Policy expectation extends beyond our employees and business units into our supplier relationships, further perpetuating our ethical standards deep into the supply chain.
First Alert - Juarez Mexico - Paperless Quality Department Implemented the use of tablets to collect quality data on the shop floor. Data is transmitted directly to the network file for storage over an in-factory wireless network. Copying, scanning, printing, and manual data entry tasks have been eliminated!
Jarden Consumer Solutions - Neosho, MO - Facility Rain Barrels JCS purchased used bulk liquid containers and attached to building down spouts to collect rain water for plant and grass watering. We are installing several rain barrels. They can hold 275 gallons of rain water from the roof and can easily be disconnected and moved with a forklift to a location in need of watering. A garden hose can be attached to the valve at the bottom of the barrel for soaker hose watering of facility grass, and flower/Monarch Butterfly gardens.
Jarden Zinc Products - Greenville, TN - Reducing Waste to the Landfill Members of the Sustainability team at Jarden Zinc were able to negotiate with a local wood pallet manufacturer to take all wood shipping crates for recycling. This project led to a 40% reduction in total landfill waste!
Jarden Safety and Security - Merida, Mexico - Planting Trees in our Community We participated with our local environmental preservation office and other companies in the planting of 350 trees in a public area in our community. We are committed to participate in tree planting projects. Together we’re making our world cleaner and greener!
Rawlings - Washington, MO - Recycling doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! Rawlings has been winning at recycling and growing green for years. We now recycle 89% of our waste stream. It does take a team to make it happen and with our partners at Republic Services, we have been able to recycle more materials than ever before. We are thrilled at our growth and wanted to share these results to show what a winning team we are. By getting the employees involved and educated on RECYCLING they come up with great ideas. Just a simple label on cardboard boxes can help keep everything sorted so each item can get to the proper recycling location.
Volkl - Straubing, Germany - VÖLKL obtains ISO certification for energy management systems In early 2014, Völkl was awarded ISO 50001 certification for energy management systems for its factory in Straubing. The aim of the energy management system is to continuously enhance the company’s energy-related performance. Implementing the requirements means that energy efficiency will be increased and energy utilization optimized. As a dedicated winter sports brand, Völkl is fully aware of its responsibility towards nature and the environment. The constant enhancement of all corporate processes is an integral part of Völkl’s corporate philosophy. “Our products are used in the natural environment and we have consequently concerned ourselves with the topic of sustainability, therefore this external evaluation marked a logical step forward in our efforts,” says Helmut Jakoby-Gerard, Technical Manager. The process took around a year. The biggest challenge was recording the energy consumption of all on the production systems. Compliance with the standard will enable Völkl to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of its energy consumption. A decrease in energy costs goes hand in hand with this. By introducing the standard, Völkl wishes to document its uncompromising acknowledgment of the company’s responsibility in matters of environmental and climate protection for its customers, staff, suppliers, and society. Annual audits are required to retain the certification.
Marmot - Rohnert Park, CA - Project Teddy Along with the Napa County Office of Education, Marmot® adopted Project Teddy for the 2014 holiday season to collect new or gently used teddy bears. Project Teddy’s vision is to put a teddy bear in the arms of every child during the holiday season, regardless of their ability to purchase one. We believe this vision for a more cheerful world is possible and we are so grateful for being able to help make this a reality. The 2014 goal was to match all previous seasons combined by collecting 1,200 new or gently used teddy bears. Our recipient this year was Mighty Mouth, a dental health education program in low income elementary schools through St. Joseph’s Hospital, which will distribute the cuddly teddies to elementary-aged children throughout Sonoma County. Project Teddy was a success with the collection of close to 3,000 teddies. All employees were happy to give and hopefully bring a smile to a child’s face.