BURLINGTON, Mass. — Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) has announced unified Corporate Responsibility (CR) commitments to deliver positive impact, less than one year following the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. KDP's new “Drink Well. Do Good.” CR platform will focus on four areas:
- Supply Chain
- Health and Wellbeing
“As we formed Keurig Dr Pepper 11 months ago, we recognized the unique opportunity to assess our combined footprint, address the urgent issue of plastic waste in the environment and, ultimately, create a positive impact on the people and places we touch. The result is our new vision for corporate responsibility, backed up by specific goals that will set the pace for our transformation,” said KDP Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort in a press release.
Monique Oxender, KDP chief sustainability officer, added, “Our new goals build from existing programs such as our conversion to recyclable K-Cup pods—already complete in Canada and on track to complete in the U.S. in 2020—and expanded partnerships with leading organizations like The Nature Conservancy and the Closed Loop Fund.”
KDP is firmly committed to reducing its environmental footprint while restoring resources for a circular economy. The company is introducing the following new packaging goals:
- Convert to 100% recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.
- Use 30% post-consumer recycled content across its packaging portfolio by 2025.
With the announcement of these goals, KDP will also become a signatory to the “New Plastic Economy Global Commitment,” an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.