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Sustainability

We integrate sustainability practices at all levels of our organization and make it part of our DNA

Sustainable Design

PCH engages stakeholders at each phase to maximize sustainability performance throughout the product life cycle whilst preserving design intent and prioritizing customer experience.

Smarter, Sustainable Packaging

PCH applies Life Cycle Assessments to all of our package designs, which allows us to make better materials choices to yield the greatest impact on overall sustainability performance.
New Design Data
GHG Emission
-50.4%
0.353kg
0.178kg
Overal volume
-36%
12,499,200mm3
8,005,725mm3
Shipping costs
-23.36%
42.65$
35.52$
Fossil Fuel Consumption
-19%
~32MJ
26MJ

Environmental, Social & Governance

We are responsible for helping our customers make new products in the most environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Resource Use

Conserving Water

After consolidating our facilities in 2016, we continue to see reduction in water use. Water use at our global operations decreased 30% from 2017 to 2019.
Water use
2017
10,610 t
2018
5,654 t
2019
7,393 t
USA
309 mt
China
553 mt
30
%
decrease in water use since 2017

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased 37% from 2017 to 2019

Greenhouses Emission
GHG Emissions:
2017
1,390 mt of CO2
2018
862 mt of CO2
2019
882 mt of CO2
USA
318 mt
China
563 mt
37
%
Decrease in Greenhouse emission since 2017

Small Energy-Saving Program that Saves Big

We developed an online energy management dashboard in our Shenzhen facilities to track energy use on a real-time basis, which resulted in 35% in energy savings
Energy consumption at Shenzhen facility
2017
920,347 kWh
2019
614,166 kWh
35
%
decrese in electricity use

Waste Reduction

PCH utilizes a pull system to manufacture products on demand, increasing efficiency and reducing waste by eliminating unnecessary production

Global Hazardous Waste 474 lbs
68
%
decrease from 2017
US Waste Production 47,486 lbs
32
%
decrease from 2017

Worker Health and Safety

At our factory facilities, we monitor potential hazards related to fire safety, chemical use, equipment safety and occupational health.

“Safety is our highest priority, and we are proud of our safety record. We continue to review and monitor our safety systems and policies to make sure they meet, or in many cases exceed, industry standards.”

Chirstie Ma
Director of Human Resources

Training + Awareness

Educating employees is the key to enhancing workplace health and safety, and worker satisfaction and retention. Training and open communication empower our workforce to continue to enhance their skills and grow professionally.

Social & Environmental Committee

In China, PCH has a Social and Environmental Committee comprised of 53 employees. Management, engineers and line operators sit on this committee and are responsible for factory labor, environment, ethics and health and safety management.
17
%
Of factory workforce participate in the Health and Safety Committee
When it comes to safety, training helps to encourage employees to report factory issues that might otherwise be overlooked.
Health and safety data
2017
26MJ
Injury
1
Lost days
3
No accidents
2018
26MJ
No accident
2019
26MJ
No accident

Supplier Network

Strong and positive relationships with suppliers enable us to have greater influence across our supply network and to incorporate sustainable practices where we see opportunity

“We have fostered trusted, long-term relationships with our supplier partners and we guide them regarding best practices, guidelines and policies that we must adhere to.”

Alan Cuddihy VP, Sustainability
Supplier Facilities Health and Safety
One of our greatest challenges is the health and safety of workers in our supplier network who don’t work directly for PCH. We place great emphasis on making sure health and safety come first. It is the right thing to do in all cases.

Supplier Audit

We follow industry best practices and consider the issues of social, environmental, health and safety impact and business risk when determining which suppliers to audit. Besides passing core capability and QA, all PCH’s approved suppliers must meet all Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards.

Our Supplier Audits

199 Total Suppliers

Customer-Selected
71
PCH-Selected
128
Standard Compliance Programs
48
Suppliers Audited
0 Failed
Customer-Selected
71
PCH-Selected
128
Standard Compliance Programs
48 Suppliers Audited
0 Failed

Supplier Code of Conduct

PCH requires all our suppliers to adhere to our supplier code of conduct. In compliance with s54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 all information which is required to be published in an annual statement can be found in our sustainability reports.

Many of our suppliers have existing agreements in place with our clients and compliance requirements within the jurisdiction in which they operate. We strive to go beyond minimum compliance to incorporate global best practices across our operations. For more information, visit the pages below.

PCH Sustainability Report

In accordance with Global Reporting Index standards, we publish a full sustainability report every other year, and a data update annually.

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