We recently published our ninth sustainability report. Creating it served as a rich reminder that we started our sustainability journey focused on reducing our environmental footprint, but it’s grown into a cultural shift yielding innovation beyond our imagination.

The title of our 2019 sustainability report is READY and it’s our great privilege to share it with you. We chose the title because Clarke is more ready today than ever before to serve our customers and the communities where we live and work. We stand ready to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, whatever they may be. It’s a theme that seems particularly fitting now, after many months of living and serving through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We chose the title because Clarke is more ready today than ever before to serve our customers and the communities where we live and work.

When we started our sustainability journey in 2008, no one, including me, knew where this path would lead us. In the pages of this year’s report, you’ll read stories about accomplishments that have exceeded even my wildest dreams:

  1. We have achieved our goal of becoming a 100% carbon neutral organization.
  2. We source 16% of our total electricity needs from on-site renewable energy sources.
  3. And we are a collection of passionate coworkers who each donate more than 18.5 hours of time to local charitable causes each year.

We recognize that all our customers have choices in your products and partners for public health, and we are truly grateful to those who choose to work with us. We share this report in hope that it reinforces the merits of a partnership with Clarke, and highlights the importance of balancing our collective work to protect public health with a lasting commitment to environmental protection.

Thank you,

Lyell