A Word from the CEO
Sustainable development is critical in both protecting the environment and ensuring the long-term success of our company. A sustainable mindset helps us make the right decisions for our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.
We all experienced an unprecedented 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priorities were focused on protecting the health and safety of our employees around the world and at the same time, ensuring that we continue to safely supply our customers with our products and services. These priorities remain in 2021 and demand our ongoing attention.
We stand committed to sustainable development and our GreenMT sustainability program. We believe a sustainable mindset helps us make the right decisions for our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate, as demonstrated by our actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A decade ago we embarked on an important journey when we launched our GreenMT sustainability program. Our goal then was to minimize our impact on the environment while at the same time realizing value for the company. Thanks to great progress from hundreds of individual GreenMT projects over many years from our employees around the world, and our more recent shift to renewable electricity across the company, we have steadily reduced METTLER TOLEDO’s carbon intensity. As of 2020, we achieved carbon neutrality with respect to Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions, and we continue to review our broader environmental impact across our value chain with suppliers and customers.
In 2020, we also broadened our goals relating to waste. We committed to reducing our waste intensity by 20 percent and achieving zero waste to landfill, in each case by 2025. We look forward to reporting our progress on these important waste goals in our future reports. We invite you to take some time to review our progress and our plans as we continue our journey as a leader in sustainability.
Olivier A. Filliol
President and Chief Executive Officer