Resource Conservation & Circularity

Resource Conservation & Circularity

We will become a cradle-to-cradle company.

Our Resource Conservation and Circularity Approach

To conserve finite natural resources, we use them to the best of our abilities, ensuring waste is eliminated, reused or recycled.

We define our Resource Conservation and Circularity strategy based on circular economy principles, where growth is decoupled from the increased need for materials, primarily through the recirculation or perpetual reuse of natural resources.

Our Resource Conservation and Circularity strategy is built around the circular economy framework that aims to reduce waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. Based on our Materiality Assessment and our understanding of our processes, we focus our efforts on three primary categories: Water Management and Reuse, Waste Minimization and Circularity in Use, and Post-Consumer Packaging Recyclability.

zero waste

Water Management and Reuse

We will reduce our potable water usage by 55% by 2030*.

Waste Minimization and Circularity in Use

We aim to send zero waste to landfill by 2030. 
We aim to reduce our total solid waste stream by 25%** by 2030.

Post-Consumer Packaging Recyclability

Our packaging sustainability program is based on three pillars: 

1. Material Reduction: look for thinner, lighter, stronger materials to limit/reduce packaging use and waste
2. Sustainable Packaging: ensure that 100% of our packaging is reusable, recyclable or renewable by 2035, with faster timelines in some regions
3. Minimize Carbon Footprint: identify opportunities to improve our inbound supply chain and implement innovative packaging production processes

*2012 Baseline
**Normalized to production, with a 2019 baseline 

Domino Sugar

Sustainable Conversion of 
4-lb Bags to Single-ply Packaging Saves 600,000 Pounds of Paper a Year

Our conversion from double-ply to single-ply packaging paper for our 4-lb bags of Domino®, C&H® and Redpath® granulated sugar in the United States and Canada has reduced our paper use by more than 600,000 pounds a year.