At Tupperware Brands, our roots are founded on sustainability. From the beginning, our durable, high-quality products have helped households reduce waste by avoiding disposable bowls and containers. Almost 70 years later, our extensive product line continues to encourage households worldwide to reduce waste, save energy and lead healthier lifestyles.
We actively seek to find new and creative ways to preserve the environment. For example, one of our best-selling products, the reusable Eco Water Bottles, has kept thousands of disposable water bottles out of landfills.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our Sales Force and Associates. To support them, we take an active role in enhancing their lives and communities. In 2012, we gave over $6.5 million in donations, product and marketing value to various causes in the communities where we do business, all over the world. As we have for the past 20 years, we continue to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and have been key players in the creation of Boys & Girls Clubs in Tijuana, Mexico and Soweto, South Africa. We also support a great number of other programs worldwide. For example, Tupperware Indonesia touched many lives through efforts to aid a school for abandoned children that included elementary school hygiene programs, mobile classroom donations and teacher training.
Going forward, we will continue to look for new and innovative ways to grow the business while preserving our natural resources. As our Sales Force and Associates apply their passion and creativity to meet the challenges of today and those of tomorrow, I am sure we will have a positive, long-lasting impact in the lives of women around the world. We thank you for your interest in Tupperware Brands and hope you enjoy learning about the many initiatives featured in this report.