2022 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
What if less could be more
We're making investments across our businesses and with partners throughout our value chains to drive better outcomes.
2025 Planet Goals
REDUCE INDEXED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 25%
In 2022, we met our 2025 goal by successfully implementing emission reduction projects, expanding renewable energy, and utilizing carbon credits. But we’re pushing for more. We are focused now on achieving the reductions necessary for our near-term net-zero targets.
REDUCE INDEXED WATER USAGE BY 25%
Our water management projects reduced water withdrawal by 3.6%. We continue to consider local solutions for further water strategies that result in sustainable outcomes.
REDUCE INDEXED SOLID WASTE BY 25%
Our forecasted improvements from thermal drying biosolids and eliminating coal ash proved accurate, resulting in solid waste reductions from 8% to 14%.
ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL
Our progress on landfill diversion was disrupted when our alternative biosolid outlets closed. We continue to study options for reducing waste and expanding outlet options.
INCREASE RENEWABLE ENERGY USE TO 100,000 MWH/YR
We surpassed our 2025 Goal this year and continue to explore solutions that expand our use of renewable energy.
ZERO ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS
While we incurred one additional violation in 2022, we progressed our risk mitigation strategies by advancing modernization efforts in manufacturing.
Our Planet Goals Support these UN SDGs
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Thermal Drying Reduces Waste/en-us/sustainability/blogs/thermal-drying-reduces-waste
Engaging in Local Clean Energy Opportunities/en-us/sustainability/blogs/engaging-in-local-clean-energy-opportunities