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The Lens of Sustainability

At Clarke, we view our work and every business decision through the lens of sustainability.

Stating Our Goals

We’re a public health product and services company committed to putting people and the planet first, in everything we do.

We’ve set ambitious sustainability goals that touch every aspect of our business. From converting our gas-powered fleet to hybrid vehicles and striving towards a Zero Waste initiative, we are leading by action and delivering real results.

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Our Current Sustainability Goal Set

Goals are set to grow both the organization and the people who are striving to meet them.  Below is a summary of the current Sustainability Goals that the Clarke organization is working towards.


  • Reduce carbon footprint by 25% compared to 2014
  • Become 100% carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • Source 10% of total electricity from on-site renewable energy sources (solar or wind)
  • Divert greater than 85% of our total solid waste through recycling, reuse and repurposing
  • Send less than 15% of our total solid waste to Waste to Energy
  • Send less than 1% of our total solid waste to landfill

Products & Services

  • Generate 30% of revenue from Next Gen products & services
  • Implement Label Transparency Program for all Next Gen products
  • Establish full portfolio of OMRI Listed products for mosquito control market


  • Donate 1% of annual revenue from Next Gen products and services to environmental causes
  • Donate an average of 10 hours of volunteer time per employee per year
  • Achieve 100% employee engagement in volunteer activities


  • Achieve an annual employee retention rate of 95% or better
  • Reduce our EH&S Incident Rate by 80% compared to 2014
  • Reduce our EH&S Lost Time Rate by 15% per year

PRINCIPLED:  Our Latest Sustainability Report

Clarke’s 2021 Sustainability Report summarizes our progress against our current goal set and highlights the principles that guided our continued growth and our dedication to our coworkers, customers and partners while navigating through COVID, global supply chain disruptions, and other challenges unprecedented in our 75-year history.

Our established Guiding Principles, introduced in this report, steer our actions and behaviors in all that we do, and they are reflected in many of the stories you’ll read.

Download our Latest Sustainability Report

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We recognize that every action we take, big or small, can directly impact the environment and significantly affect future generations.

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Inspiration for Change

Since 2009, environmental accountability has become the rule—not the exception—in every aspect of our business.

We’ve documented our sustainability journey and published our progress along the way.

Access our archive of sustainability reports.

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