We focus our environmental sustainability agenda on well-defined areas where we can make a difference, now and in the future. Drawing on a science-based approach, we regularly explore and evaluate opportunities to further minimize the environmental footprint of our production and to advance the sustainability of our products. For example, since 2010 we have reduced scope one and two greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by 61%.
We are now taking steps to be entirely carbon-neutral in our factories. Two of four factories have already reached the carbon neutrality objective. More than 99% of the electricity we use is renewable. We also invest in measures to preserve water wherever we operate. For example, we currently run programs to reduce consumption and to recycle and reuse water in our factories and research facilities. Since 2010, these efforts have enabled us to reduce water consumption in our factories by 33%.
Overall, we aim to innovate with sustainability at heart. For example, we have launched an improved restage of one of our key brands, Cetaphil, based on clean formulations – including readily biodegradable, free of parabens, sulfates and animal origin ingredients; smarter, paper-based packaging and fully recyclable, mostly mono-material, containers.
Looking ahead, we aim to increase suppliers' engagement for responsible sourcing in order to further reduce our Scope Three emissions (i.e., emissions incurred throughout our full value chain), for example by using carbon scorecards issued by EcoVadis as a criterion for our supplier selection.