The size and scale of our business not only demand that DPS have a sharp focus on sustainability, but also allow us to make a tremendous difference in the communities in which we operate. We do good things with flavor, which is about much more than just doing the right thing. It means operating responsibly, minimizing our environmental impact and having a positive influence on society.
We focus on five key areas of corporate social responsibility: environmental sustainability, health and wellness, philanthropy, workplace and ethical sourcing. We have set ambitious goals in each of these areas, and we will maintain transparency with everyone our business touches by reporting our progress annually. Read our latest report and contact us with any questions or comments as We Do Good Things with Flavor, now and in the years ahead.
We recognize there is a significant opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic, aluminum and other materials we use to put our products in the hands of our consumers. In 2013 we exceeded two of our environmental goals by conserving 60.7 million pounds of PET through light-weighting and packaging redesigns since 2007 and replacing nearly 69,000 outdated coolers and vendors with more energy-efficient equipment since 2009.
We expect our brands to be produced to high standards of quality and safety throughout our supply chain by people who are well-treated and compensated fairly for their work in accordance with all applicable governmental laws. Our Supplier Code of Conduct and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act are important parts of our ethical sourcing efforts, and our ongoing assessments of our supply base ensure compliance.
The relationship between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and our people is a vital part of achieving our vision to Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas. In addition to implementing programs that enable our employees to develop their careers and take charge of their personal wellness, we continue to meet our safety goals while promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.
DPS is committed to innovation to ensure that our great brands continue to meet consumer expectations for fun, refreshment, flavor and nutrition. This provides the framework for a holistic approach to consumer health and wellness at DPS centered on diet (calories in), exercise (calories out) and consumer awareness.
DPS believes in being a good corporate citizen. Through ACTION Nation, our corporate philanthropy program, we are committed to fostering physically active, engaged and sustainable communities where our employees, customers and consumers live and work.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is more than just “doing the right thing. When a company commits to sustainability, it’s making a promise to do good things that net a positive change for everyone it touches. See how Dr Pepper Snapple Group is doing good things with flavor.Read our CSR Report
See our past Corporate Social Responsibility reports and updates to track the progress we're making against our sustainability goals.See Past CSR Reports
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We manufacture, bottle and distribute Dr Pepper, 7UP, Mott's, Snapple, Canada Dry and other favorites as well as new innovations like Dr Pepper TEN. © DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED