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 currently lease all vehicles in our company car fleet in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. All new cars and SUV’s selected for our field-based sales employees are built with fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines that achieve at least 26 miles per gallon. 

To support our on-going efforts to improve fuel economy, more than 25% of the new company car models being offered to our field employees starting in late 2018 will be outfitted with gas/electric hybrid engines. This change in the vehicle powertrain should have a very positive effect on reducing the overall carbon footprint of our company car fleet. We also continue to evaluate other environmental-friendly fleet technologies like stop/start engines and electrification on an on-going basis.

Key Performance Indicator Baseline Year 2008 Reporting Year 2016 Reporting Year 2017 % Change vs. Baseline Goal (%)

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

22.9

25.4

25.2

10.0

10

The estimated annual CO2 emissions from these vehicles for 2017 were 18.2 million kilograms and are roughly 5 percent of the total CO2 emissions associated with our operations worldwide. From 2008 to 2017, these emissions decreased 48 percent in absolute terms.

Air Travel

2015 2016 2017

247 million

256 million

215 million

Global data tracked by our corporate travel service indicate that company employees flew a total of 215 million air miles in 2017, representing approximately 40 million kilograms of annual CO2 emissions. 

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.