A Word from the CEO
Sustainable development is critical in protecting environmental, social and economic health and vitality 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.
METTLER TOLEDO stands committed to sustainable development across the broad environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects covered by our GreenMT sustainability program. We believe it is our responsibility to act in a manner that considers future generations. This sustainable mindset guides us to make the right decisions for all our stakeholders and at the same time supports our ambition for long-term growth.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout 2021, our focus remains the protection of our employees' health and safety while also securing the safe supply of essential products to our customers.
We have made great progress on sustainability, since the start of our GreenMT program launched ten years ago. The goal then was to minimize our impact on the environment while at the same time realizing value for the company. Thanks to the numerous GreenMT projects run by our committed employees around the world and our more recent shift to renewable electricity across the Company, we have steadily reduced our carbon intensity. As reported earlier this year, METTLER TOLEDO achieved carbon neutrality with respect to Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions in 2020. In 2020, we also announced our commitment to reduce our waste intensity by 20 percent and achieving zero waste to landfill, in each case by 2025.
We continuously seek ways to further our sustainability efforts by reviewing the broader environmental and societal impacts of our own business activities and engage closely with suppliers and customers across our value chain to do the same. METTLER TOLEDO maintains its unwavering commitment to sustainability improvements.
We invite you to discover more about our progress and plans as we continue our journey as a leader in sustainability.
President and Chief Executive Officer