Responsible Sourcing

We do business in a responsible and sustainable way by upholding high ethical standards, continually evaluating our environmental impact, creating a safe workplace and maintaining our commitment to responsible sourcing. We’ve proudly held our position as a trusted provider of household, personal care and specialty products for over 170 years. That’s something we’re very proud of, and don’t plan to change.

Governance and Ethics

Everyone here is empowered to do their work with the highest ethical integrity. What we expect of our people is detailed in our Code of Conduct, and we refresh their understanding of the code at least every two years. Everyone also receives additional training on anti-harassment, anti-bribery, anti-trust, data privacy and security, and other compliance topics, where necessary, to ensure that all dealings and relationships are conducted in alignment with our Code, policies, and applicable legal standards.

Supply Chain

Committed to our Supply Chain’s Environmental, Social and Ethical Practices

  • Assess 100% of at-risk suppliers.
  • Source 100% RSPO Certified Mass Balance palm oil ingredients by the end of 2025.
  • Continue to purchase at least 97% of palm oil ingredients traceable to mills.
  • Continue to manage our operations in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Our supply chain is a massive part of our business in which more than half of our people are involved in day-to-day. We directly source from approximately 400 suppliers and contract manufacturers, the majority of which are located in North America. All suppliers are expected to comply with our Global Operations Guiding Principles, developed on the principles of internationally recognized human rights and labor conditions, and which reflect our commitment to sustainable operations.

Palm Oil

We know palm oil production can have a negative impact on the environment and human rights. We don’t directly buy or use palm oil or palm kernel oil, but we do use ingredients derived from these two oils in a number of products, and we strive to do so in a manner that does not contribute to deforestation of high conservation value, high carbon stock forest and peatlands, or exploitation of people or local communities.

Learn more about our Palm Oil Sustainable Sourcing Commitment.

Conflict Minerals

We are committed to ensuring that our products do not contain conflict minerals that have funded armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Any supplier found to be in violation of our policies is subject to the strongest corrective action, including termination of contract.

Learn more about our Conflict Minerals Policy.

Supplier Diversity

Established in 2019, our U.S.-based Supplier Diversity Program aims at driving spend growth with certified diverse suppliers by ensuring their inclusion in our Procurement led sourcing process. We joined two of the leading Supplier Diversity Certification organizations, The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and The National Minority Supplier Development Council, to help inform and develop our program’s foundation. We require that diverse suppliers are certified by one of these organizations to be part of our Supplier Diversity Program. Through increased stakeholder engagement, we increased our consolidated Direct and Indirect spend with certified diverse suppliers to $68 million in support of our 2025 target of $125 million. We also further expanded our program in 2022 by joining the National Veterans-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).