Our Approach To Sustainability
The implications of the climate crisis and increased resource scarcity are felt across the planet, and create new, complex challenges for business and society. For example, we currently live in a world where three billion people globally lack handwashing facilities at home, which puts millions of people at increased risk of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Meanwhile, 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity and the climate crisis is accelerating a temperature rise linked to increased wildfires, reduced agricultural yields and heat-related health impacts, among other concerns.
In this dynamic world, businesses must ensure they operate in a way that continually minimizes their environmental impact and delivers value to society. As a leading provider of hygiene, infection prevention and cleaning solutions, Diversey has a unique role to play. We recognize that our greatest opportunity for environmental and social impact lies not only within our own operations, but through the delivery of products and services that enable our customers to minimize their environmental footprint and operate more efficiently.
As a result, sustainability is core to everything we do. It’s inherent to our business model: we innovate sustainable solutions for customers that protect and care for people and the planet, resulting in a virtuous cycle of benefits for Diversey and all our stakeholders.
With the release of this report, we are launching our new sustainability strategy, Protect. Care. Sustain., to guide our environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and actions. The strategy is supported by both 2030 goals and near-term targets which will further reduce our environmental footprint, address social inequality and deliver solutions to help our customers reach their own sustainability goals.