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Protect the Environment

 

We care about our communities, and we all have a role to play in protecting the environment. Designing our facilities and operating our business responsibly and consistent with environmental obligations helps us sustain our resources and care for our planet.  It’s not only what we do, but how we do it that makes the difference. 

How should we handle a situation where an associate is asked to dispose of several containers of damaged household cleaning chemicals and disregards standard operating procedure by leaving the chemicals outside of the building?

If you discover leaking chemicals or another associate improperly storing or disposing of chemicals, you should notify management or report the information to Ethics & Compliance. Chemicals never should be stored outside and subjected to the elements, especially if they are damaged. They may leak or deteriorate, allowing the chemicals to be released into the environment. Associates should ensure all chemicals are stored safely in approved areas with proper containment to prevent releases to the environment. Associates always should follow corporate standard operating procedures regarding environmental issues.

What should I do if I discover that my manager falsified hazardous waste inspection reporting documents?

Associates should follow corporate standard operating procedures regarding environmental issues. If an associate discovers that a hazardous waste inspection has been falsified, he should immediately notify management, next-level management, or Ethics & Compliance.