News | September 9, 2013

Scotch Corporation Partners With EarthPeople To Report GHG Emissions To Walmart And Carbon Disclosure Project

Dallas-based cleaning products manufacturer chooses EarthPeople for 3rd consecutive year.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) - Scotch Corporation, a manufacturer of home-cleaning solutions, has selected EarthPeople, a Dallas-based sustainability communications and consulting firm, to assist with calculating greenhouse gas emissions for the third consecutive year. The company voluntarily reports its emissions and environmental progress to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in response to Walmart’s continuing efforts to drive sustainability through its supply chain. As a participant in this process, Scotch Corporation is maintaining its long-term commitment to evaluate operations with the goal of conserving resources across all areas, including facilities, transportation, paper use, product sourcing, supplier relations, product marketing, and water use.

Scotch Corporation first committed to disclosing its progress to the CDP on an annual basis in 2011 following an executive-level decision to voluntarily comply with the Wal-Mart Sustainability Supplier Assessment, a process for helping suppliers establish and track sustainability goals. “We recognize that this forward-looking strategy represents a growth opportunity for us,” says Jacqueline Siegel for Scotch Corporation. She added, “We are pursuing these actions as a step toward greater transparency and leadership.”

“We are delighted that Scotch Corporation has selected EarthPeople for a third year in a row to assist with such an important task. I am impressed with Scotch Corporation’s integrity in upholding its decision to voluntarily report emissions annually,” said Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople. “Continuing to track and improve its ecological footprint will give Scotch a competitive advantage in the coming years, and also save money through increased efficiency.”

An example of increased efficiencies was the decision to evaluate freight hauling to make routes more efficient. This improvement also reduced the use of fossil fuels while decreasing emissions and the company’s overall freight expense. Such changes will also have a positive impact on air quality, as Dallas County is classified by the EPA as a region that is in “Serious Nonattainment” for air pollution, particularly ozone, a greenhouse gas that is the product of motor vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions.

About Scotch Corporation
Scotch Corporation, located in Dallas, Texas, manufactures the Instant Power® brand of products consisting of plumbing drain chemicals and household cleaning solutions. For more information, visit http://www.scotchcorp.com.

About EarthPeople
EarthPeople is a communications and consulting firm that helps organizations profit from branding, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and public relations strategies. Since launching in 2005, EarthPeople has helped start-ups, non-profits, municipalities, and Fortune 500s strengthen brand equity, human capital, and environmental leadership. Among its services, EarthPeople provides specialized communications, reporting, GHG and plastic disclosures, training and stakeholder engagement. For more information, visit http://www.earthpeopleco.com.

SOURCE: PRWeb

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