Environmental sustainability is a critical concern in today’s global landscape, and West recognizes the importance of sustainability for the Company’s continued success. West’s business is directly tied to the natural environment. As such, West has a responsibility to consider environmental sustainability issues related to our operations.
West has a long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility in our products, operations and within the broader community. Our efforts in these areas demonstrate our concern for the environment, our employees and the continued success of our company.
West has taken steps to help reduce our environmental footprint. However, we recognize that more work needs to be done. To help us in guiding, shaping and evaluating the success of our environmental sustainability efforts, we have created an Environmental Sustainability Statement.
Environmental sustainability is about meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. At West, we strive to be stewards of a sustainable future by ensuring that environmental considerations are factored into our decision making, from the raw materials we use, to our production and manufacturing techniques, to our packaging and distribution methods. At West, we believe that sustainable practices are directly related to sustainable economic performance and the creation of healthy communities. With guidance from this document, we have identified additional actions that we will undertake in the coming years at various facilities. These efforts range from energy efficiency strategies, to waste diversion and robust recycling efforts, to water conservation projects.