Newell Brands sets 2040 carbon neutral goal

RCP parent company publishes 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report.

Newell Brands, parent company of Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), has released its 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report.

The third-annual report highlights Newell Brands’ progress on its corporate citizenship goals to create more sustainable products, reduce operational impacts, prioritise the success and growth of its employees, and invest in communities.

It also discusses how the cross-functional climate task force was established to create a climate policy and develop a plan for carbon neutrality.

Newell Brands has committed to carbon neutrality by 2040 for all Scope 1 and 2 emissions across the global portfolio.

“We are delighted to share our 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report and I’m pleased announce our goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 for all Scope 1 and 2 emissions across our portfolio. This commitment symbolises a significant step forward in our efforts to do our part to combat climate change,” said Ravi Saligram, Newell Brands president and CEO.

“We dramatically improved employee engagement and continued driving our diversity, inclusion, and belonging programs, including making progress on overall representation of people of color in the United States. I applaud our 32,000 employees for embracing corporate citizenship as a key tenet of our culture and making Newell Brands a force for good in the world.”

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