Our commitment to Environment, Social and Governance principles

We demonstrate our purpose to GroMoreGood by operating in a way that is good for our environment, our communities and our associates.

As one of America’s most trusted companies––one deeply rooted for generations in a sense of family––we embrace our responsibility to create a better life for our associates and our consumers. We recognize our role in protecting the planet. And we see the importance in investing in tomorrow’s leaders. We do these things because, at our core, we believe good can grow anywhere.

Throughout our 2021 report, you will see the ways in which we live out our corporate purpose to GroMoreGood everywhere. It shows how we focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance through commitments to our communities, our planet, our consumers, our business partners and each other.

View our 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report

ESG Focus Areas & Goals

Our ESG commitments demonstrate how we live out our purpose to GroMoreGood everywhere. We do this by aligning our business practices in ways that are good for our planet, people and communities.

Product Stewardship & Safety

Continuing to earn the trust of our consumers by designing high-quality products that show our commitment to a sustainable future.

GOAL

MILESTONE TARGET

TARGET YEAR

1. Assess all new ingredients using enhanced product design standards with emphasis on environmental and safety impacts.

Process fully integrated

2022

2. Baseline our active ingredient portfolio against a set of environmental and safety metrics to identify and evaluate priority ingredients in our formulas.

100% of branded product active ingredients assessed

2023

3. Optimize product application devices to ensure continuous performance improvement.

Ongoing

 

4. Optimize Packaging Design: Redesign selected packaging to reduce the amount of plastic material used.

3% Reduction

2025

5. Source Packaging Sustainably: Triple the amount of recycled content in plastic packaging.

15% Recycled content

2025

6. Support Packaging Recycling: Increase consumer brand packaging that can be recycled or reused.

50% Achievement

2025

Operations & Supply Chain

Incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operations by striving for efficiency, using fewer resources and creating products that our consumers can trust.

GOAL

MILESTONE TARGET

TARGET YEAR

1. Utilize established data collection process for emissions and waste in all locations to establish baseline metrics and future improvement goals.

100% of locations

2022

2. Convert 20% of sales fleet to hybrid vehicles.

20% of sales fleet

2025

3. Demonstrate improvement on identified “Gro More Good” Goals among 75% of suppliers.

75% of suppliers

2025

Associate Engagement & Wellness

Fostering a healthy and inclusive workplace culture where all associates are engaged to grow and thrive.

GOAL

MILESTONE TARGET

TARGET YEAR

1. Leverage annual associate engagement survey data to track sentiment and engagement to drive specific action plans to ensure high levels of engagement are maintained.

Conduct engagement survey and complete enterprise and department specific action plans

2021

2. Apply diagnostic data to identify our strengths and areas of opportunity in our mission to ensure all associates are treated in a fair and equitable manner.

Develop an inclusive talent roadmap

2022

3. Continue to provide holistic health and wellness programs to help people through their best and most challenging times, with the goal of enhancing their health, happiness and longevity.

Define the next generation of LiveTotal Health programming

2022

4. Continue to bolster our talent growth strategy in assessing and developing our internal talent, ensuring people plans align to business strategies.

Identify enterprise critical roles, document succession plans and leverage a standardized talent planning process

2023

Community Engagement

Giving back to the local community, caring for the environment and connecting current and future generations with gardens and greenspaces.

GOAL

MILESTONE TARGET

TARGET YEAR

1. Advance awareness and impact of associate volunteerism program.

Gather baseline data

2021

2. Connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens and greenspaces.

10 million children

2023

3. Invest in criminal justice reform and economic inclusion initiatives within the cannabis space.

$2.5 million invested

2023

4. Reach millions of Americans annually through environmental partnerships.

145 million Americans

2025

Governance & Transparency

Focusing on ESG governance to provide enhanced transparency, support and accountability to our efforts across the company.

GOAL

MILESTONE TARGET

TARGET YEAR

1. Engage all full-time associates in our company purpose and ESG priorities and management.

100% of associates engaged

2022

2. Publish annual ESG report detailing performance and progress toward goals.

Annual ESG reporting with full goal achievement

2025

3. Involve stakeholders across our value chain in ESG purpose and priorities.

Engage all major stakeholders

2025

Our ESG strategy and governance

Our company’s sustainability journey demonstrates how we are growing more good in our corner of the world. We are committed to doing our part to create a sustainable future for all of us. This means working together—across our organization and with key stakeholders—to create products that work for people, pets and the environment, while investing in our associates and our local communities. In 2019, we made meaningful advancements with our ESG strategy, leading to the identification of five key areas of focus for our company over the next five years.

Learn more about our ESG strategy and governance

Values-driven product innovation

We’re passionate about creating high-quality, innovative products that create a better life for our families and our planet. By designing our products to work in concert with the environment, we’re supporting a sustainable future and inspiring a new generation of associates and gardeners to GroMoreGood in ways that are good for the Earth. Our ingredient selection prioritizes safety and performance to meet the needs of our gardeners and growers.

Learn more about our approach to product innovation

Operating sustainably

We incorporate sustainability principles into all aspects of our operations to GroMoreGood by striving for efficiency, using fewer resources and creating products that our consumers can trust. We operate a world-class supply chain, from the purchasing of raw materials through manufacturing and distribution of finished goods. We are committed to doing the right thing, operating our company in alignment with our values and positively impacting the communities where we operate.

Learn more about our supply chain operations

Improving our communities

We set out to GroMoreGood everywhere by supporting the creation of gardens and greenspaces that transform neighborhoods, get kids outdoors and bring people together. And by developing programs that help kids from underserved communities understand and meet their full potential to become the leaders of tomorrow. The COVID-19 pandemic and rising calls for racial justice presented us with new opportunities to respond with support for our own associates and for the communities where we live and operate.

Learn more about our support for local communities

Putting people first

Our culture and commitment to our associates sets our company apart. Every associate, and every job, is important to our success and to helping us live out our purpose to GroMoreGood everywhere. We are dedicated to doing our best for each other, our customers and our communities. We strive to create an environment that helps our associates grow professionally and achieve their personal best, takes a holistic approach to wellness and safety and creates a high energy, high performance culture that enables all of us to GroMoreGood in the world.

Learn more about how we support our associates

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