Environmental Respect

EVs: Leading by Example

Our businesses are leading by example through our deployment of electric vehicles which reduce maintenance costs, fuel usage and emissions. Adding to our existing fleet of electric vehicles, we’ve made a commitment beginning in 2021 that all light-duty vehicle replacements or new purchases will be fully electric for passenger cars, and we will extend this to our fleet’s sport utility vehicles, minivans and light trucks starting in 2024 or as soon as commercially available. For specialized vehicles or uses for which we are unable to utilize a fully electric vehicle, we will consider plug-in hybrid options.

Environmental Respect

Environmental Respect

We are committed to using natural resources wisely and protecting our environment for the benefit of future generations. Responsible environmental management is the basis for the Environmental RESPECT Policy that guides our corporate efforts and commitment in the areas of Responsibility, Efficiency, Stewardship, Performance, Evaluation, Communication and Training.

Environmental Respect

We know that environmental stewardship is key to the long-term sustainability of our businesses.

Efficiency

Efficiency

We will responsibly use natural resources and pursue increased efficiencies that reduce waste and emissions at their source. We will develop sustainable operations and implement environmental projects designed to leave a clean, healthy environment for our children and future generations.

Energy Efficiency Programs

Stewardship

Stewardship

We will respect our natural resources and take care in balancing the needs of customers with our obligation to future generations. We will seek opportunities to preserve, restore, protect and improve our natural surroundings.

Air Quality Water Quality Habitat Protection Renewable Energy Initiatives

Performance Performance

We will set challenging goals and assess our ability to continually improve our environmental performance. Through the strategic management of our assets, we will improve the environment and contribute to our businesses' success.

Evaluation Evaluation

We will perform audits to evaluate our environmental compliance and use the results to improve our operations and impact on the environment.

Communication Communication

We will foster open dialogue and informed decision-making through communication of environmental information with management, employees and the public. We will work with governments and others in creating responsible environmental laws and regulations reflective of sound public policy.

Training Training

We will provide the training necessary for our employees to meet their environmental responsibilities. We will encourage and provide opportunities for employees to learn more about the environment and foster an atmosphere of creating cost-effective solutions that go beyond compliance.