Environmental, Social, Governance Report
Knowlton Development Corporation, Inc. (“kdc/one”), a global leader in providing value-added solutions to brands in the beauty, personal care, and home care categories, has issued its first Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Report. This report provides increased transparency to kdc/one’s multi-faceted commitment to operate as a responsible corporate citizen.
“The name kdc/one stands for integrity, excellence, and respect exemplified throughout our diverse organization,” said Nick Whitley, CEO of kdc/one. “Our values drive the commitments of kdc/one to support human rights, ensure fair labor, protect the environment, and guarantee our anti-corruption practices. We are all committed to achieving a long-lasting, positive social and environmental impact, both as individuals and as a global enterprise.”
kdc/one has established and published thoughtful goals to reduce our environmental footprint and increase the sustainability of our operations, improve employee safety, and increase diversity by 2025. Within kdc/one, there is a dedicated team of experts charged with maintaining, improving, and overseeing these initiatives, empowered to drive change, and enjoying visibility at the highest levels of the organization.
“I am proud of our progress, but I also understand there is more that we can do. Through the commitment of our entire leadership team and employee base, we will drive further ESG improvements,” said Whitley.
Highlights within the report include kdc/one’s commitment and efforts to:
- Develop viable and more environmentally sustainable practices throughout its operations
- Build a more equitable and inclusive organization where every person feels welcomed and empowered to succeed
- Generate meaningful, sustainable social impact in communities by implementing company-wide policies and practices while focusing on employee engagement
- Establish a high standard of governance and integrity with progressive policy structures and oversight
The report, which is aligned to the standards and framework of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), includes both quantitative and qualitative metrics from May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022, and will be released on an annual basis.
Headquartered in Longueuil, Québec, kdc/one is a trusted global provider of value-added solutions to many of the world’s leading brands in the beauty, personal care, and home care categories. The Company partners closely with both industry-leading consumer products companies and fast-growing independent brands in the ideation, formulation, design, packaging, and manufacturing of products. The innovative products that kdc/one has helped to develop are sold by its brand partners in more than 70 countries worldwide.