Heaven Hill Brands recently announced its first official environmental sustainability strategy.
The environmental strategy is going to address the pressing challenges within the industry and local communities in four major areas: water, emissions, waste, and conservation.
As a leading company in the industry since 1935, the company’s success was built on its commitment to integrity in the regions where its employees have worked and lived. These efforts set the course for the continued resiliency, both a symbol of Heaven Hill’s 85-year history and a guiding concept for the future.
“Heaven Hill has always strived to be a good partner in our communities and to be a good steward of the natural resources used to create our products,” said Rachel Nally, Heaven Hill Brands Manager of Environment & Sustainability. “Cultivating sustainable and thriving communities is important for our employees, our partners, and our neighbors. We are passionate about this next era in our commitment to responsibly use natural resources, reduce energy use, safely dispose waste, and conserve the ecosystems that support our business.”
The below goals were developed with science-based research, international climate standards, and internal expertise. They have been considered necessary to achieve by 2030.
- Use water more efficiently by improving water use efficiency by 15%
- Drive toward zero carbon emissions by reducing carbon emissions from operations by 30%
- Reduce waste by eliminating 10% of waste generated by operations, reducing virgin plastic in bottles by 50%, and working towards zero waste visitor experiences
- Conserve the ecosystems that support the business by sponsoring the planting of 5,000 trees of substantial size in local communities, supporting sustainable white oak supply, and supporting sustainable agriculture
The company has noted that they’re putting considerable investment into a variety of initiatives including production, development of new technology, and training. New technology and training initiatives are underway as this is a significant investment for these efforts. What set the tone for sustainability was the legacy of good stewardship of natural resources that have been used to create Heaven Hill’s products.
Over the years, Heaven Hill has implemented a variety of projects in efforts to become more sustainable such as replacement of light fixtures with more energy-efficient LED bulbs, recycling programs, tree plants, and completion of multiple boiler efficiency projects. Throughout the next decade, both corporate and branded initiatives will continue to be announced in order to support the goals of long-term sustainability.