Transportation

As our operations continue to grow, our transportation needs may change. One thing that will never change is our commitment to conserve energy and reduce air emissions associated with business-related travel and transporting our products.

Sales Fleet Vehicles

We lease our vehicles in the United States and Canada. Our goal included a 10 percent increase in fuel economy from 2008 to 2015 for the combined U.S./Canada fleet.

The 2015 US, Puerto Rico and Canada fleet fuel economy was 26.2 miles per gallon. A transition to four-cylinder vehicles in the United States is expected to drive that number down even further.

Key Performance Indicator Baseline Year 2008 Reporting Year 2014 Reporting Year 2015 % Change vs. Baseline Goal (%)

Fleet fuel economy
(m/g)
(US/PR/Canada)

22.9

24.8

26.2

14.4

10

The estimated annual CO2 emissions from these vehicles for 2015 were 17.8 million kilograms and are roughly 4 percent of the total CO2 emissions associated with our operations worldwide. From 2008 to 2015, these emissions decreased 48 percent in absolute terms.

Air Travel

2009 2014 2015

239 million

202 million

247 million

Global data tracked by our corporate travel service indicate that company employees flew a total of 247 million air miles in 2015, representing approximately 48 million kilograms of annual CO2 emissions. Between 2009 and 2015, CO2 emissions from air travel have remained flat.

Our mission to reduce our transportation-related environmental impacts isn’t limited to just the road. We also:

  • Changed the mode of transportation for some of our products from air to ocean shipping. We also modified packaging to reduce shipping volume and materials.
  • Incorporated videoconferencing in our facilities worldwide, which significantly conserves energy and reduces pollution associated with air or road travel to company meetings.
  • Offer flexible work schedules to help reduce local traffic congestion.

To learn more, view our Sustainability Goals & Key Indicators.