Our sustainability story started over a decade ago. At one of our facilities, managers and employees rounded up trash and evaluated what could be prevented from going to landfill. They saw recycling opportunities - cardboard tubes that could be repurposed to make packaging, the leg cutouts from diapers that could be melted in raw materials, and pieces upon pieces of materials that could be converted to energy using a co-generation plant.
More than that, they saw an opportunity to do more than just talk about sustainability - they saw a chance to do something about it, and we haven't stopped since.
Every quarter, each of our eight absorbent hygiene facility managers hosts a tour. He or she invites the other seven to the facility and lets them walk the floor. They point out new improvements, flag new processes, and, in short, answer one simple question: how have I gotten better this month, or where is our next opportunity?
— Director of Manufacturing