The J.M. Smucker Company Director of Sustainability and CSR Board Chair Rebecca Ott shared an in-depth look at how they exceeded their 2020 environmental impact goals.
When asked what she’s most proud of, Rebecca said:
For one, we are extremely proud that we surpassed our GHG emissions intensity goal by such a wide margin, with a reduction of 26.1% as compared to our stated 10% goal. This was driven by our long-term renewable energy commitment to Plum Creek wind farm for 60 megawatts (MW) of the utility-scale 230 MW project. We were excited to partner with Ørsted to make this project happen and were galvanized by strong support from our internal leadership.
More broadly, I’m proud of the way our employees across the country, especially at our manufacturing locations, rose to the occasion and adopted a sustainability mindset. As an example, Project Evergreen reinforced our focus on employee engagement and empowering our people to help us deliver on our sustainability objectives. This is just one example of the passion and ingenuity that we saw across the organization as employees identified and implemented innovative solutions to support our goals.