Tupperware divides the company’s environmental and social sustainability efforts into three strategic pillars: Changing Lives, Living Smart and Acting Responsibly. Within each pillar, the Company reports on progress and impact and the potential opportunities for growth. These three pillars also reflect nine different elements that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were approved by member states of the UN in September 2015 as a set of 17 global priorities for the achievement of peace and prosperity by 2030. Our priority impacts most closely align with six of these goals
Our Sustainability Approach
Our history is rooted in changing lives and continues to be the guiding force by which we do business today. The main ways we change lives is by cultivating confidence. Confidence empowers our associates and our Sales Force to realize their best selves, achieve financial independence, nurture their families, becoming leaders in their communities and positive citizens of the world. With more than three million women in the Tupperware sales organization, the benefits of cultivating confidence are felt all over the world.
Cultivating Confidence in women aligns with the global Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Gender equality is a fundamental enabler for achieving many other Sustainable Development Goals, as empowering women has amplifier effects within communities. Cultivating Confidence leads to women becoming more proactive contributors to families, communities and society.
Living Smart means being in alignment with consumer needs, creating new products that support efficient living, and innovating in harmony with environmental stewardship. Tupperware products make work in the kitchen easier and quicker, freeing up time to get more out of life. Tupperware products also reduce the amount of energy needed to prepare food and help eliminate home-generated food waste by providing long-lasting, effective storage solutions.
Our continuous smart innovation supports global Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. By enabling our consumers to prepare food and store food efficiently, we substantially reduce the amount of energy and waste associated with food preparation and consumption in the home. As our products last for many years, and are recyclable, we became leaders in resource conservation before others realized its importance to the planet and before single-use plastic waste became the destructive global phenomenon it is today. In our manufacturing and distribution processes, we minimize use of resources and reduce, reuse and recycle 90% of our waste in our supply chain.
Tupperware Brands is a business built on building relationships. It’s this connection that has enabled the growth of our business to reach 3.2 million independent Sales Force members. Each member builds their own communities that come together to advance our vision of igniting a global community of women, to realize their best selves through opportunity, enrichment, celebration, and above all else, uplifting relationships.
The trust that is shared through our Sales Force is an extension of our ethical and responsible conduct that we have maintained for 70 years. This is reflected in the way we comply with the law, engage our Associates, manage our supply chain and maintain environmental stewardship.