Sustainability Results

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We focus on four key sustainability metrics: energy intensity, greenhouse gas emissions intensity, waste intensity, and water withdrawal intensity. Our sustainability metrics are intensity-based to show performance independent of business change. We normalize these metrics by metric tons of production to accommodate for changes in output. In 2020, we worked with engineering professional services firm, WSP USA, to enhance and validate our sustainability disclosures.

H.B. Fuller Sustainability Goals

Since establishing our sustainability goals, H.B. Fuller has made acquisitions, as well as data collection and methodological changes, that have affected our reported energy, GHG, waste and water performance. In the context of our sustainability data management, these changes are considered significant as they impact each of our reported 2014 base year energy, GHG, waste and water metrics by more than two percent. For consistent tracking of these sustainability metrics over time, we have recalculated both our 2014 base year and subsequent reporting years for all sustainability metrics to include these changes. These revisions are common among companies with similar changes, are aligned with our internal Inventory Management Plan (which relies on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard) and allow us to accurately characterize performance against our goals between 2014 and our 2025 target year.

HB Fuller Sustainability Chart 2020