Brother expands sustainability efforts through new partnership with Clean Ocean Action
Additionally, on Earth Day, Brother employees make their annual Brother Earth Promise, an individual commitment to protecting the environment such as: B. Tackling pollution through recycling and reducing the use of single-use plastics.
“I’m proud to see Brother employees rally behind our environmental activities and the Brother Earth promise, and thrilled to see a concerted effort to address the urgent global climate crisis across our organization,” he said Don Cummins, President, Brother International Corporation. “While we think globally, we must also act locally, and our sponsorship of Clean Ocean Action activities in New Jersey will help ensure our own shores are free of marine plastic and pollution.”
Brother’s partnership with Clean Ocean Action builds on Brother’s existing flagship environmental programs such as New Jersey for the past decade, a long-standing sponsorship of the Wolf River Conservancy Restoration Series, which includes lectures and volunteer events related to the restoration of the Wolf River West Tennesseeand annual $25,000 Donate to the Arbor Day Foundation to support their mission to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.
These activities complement Brother’s ongoing sustainability commitments, including the commitment to meet EPEAT requirements, the Brother product recycling program, the Brother toner and ink cartridge recycling program, the Brother environmental management system and ENERGY STAR® qualified products.
Brother regards the environment as a social responsibility of a manufacturing company at all stages of a product’s life cycle, from development, design and manufacture to use, disposal and reuse. In fact, over the last 5 years (2016-2020), Brother Americas has reduced its carbon emissions by 9.7% and by over 30% since 2012. Brother has remanufactured more than 5.5 million toner cartridges (2017-2021) and recycles more than 99% of its waste, with less than 1% of waste going to landfill. Brother has also supported biodiversity conservation and restoration activities across America $650,000 donated, 159,369 trees planted (US/CAN) and 26,843,750 square feet of rainforest protected Guatemala through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
“Brother strives to act positively and continuously to reduce the environmental impact and increase the sustainability of our operations in line with the Brother Group globally,” says Vicky Berry, Environment, Health and Safety Manager. “The Brother Group aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all operations by 2050 and to minimize carbon emissions throughout the value chain to help create a zero-carbon society.”
About Brother International Corporation
Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading provider of home office and business products, products for the sewing and craft enthusiast, and industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. Brother International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd 6 billion dollarsthis global manufacturer was founded more than 100 years ago. Bridgewater, New Jersey is Brother’s corporate headquarters in America. It has fully integrated US sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities. In addition to its headquarters, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois and Tennesseeas well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. For more information visit www.brother.com.
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