The report details a number of SMG’s commitments and goals, and highlights progress made to date. These include elimination of phosphorus in its market-leading Turf Builder® lawn maintenance products by the end of 2012. Other goals include 50% reduction of waste to landfill, decreasing of greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (all normalized by sales), 30% recycled or renewable content in packaging, and creation of over 1,000 community gardens and green spaces, all by the end of 2018.
About the author: Mehrdad Nazari (MBA, MSc, LEAD Fellow) is a Corporate Responsibility, GRI & ESIA Advisor, and Director of Prizma. He was previously an environmental consultant with Dames & Moore (now URS), Principal Environmental Specialist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and CSR Research Director at CoreRatings (now DNV). In addition to his advisory practice,Mehrdad has delivered over 20 short courses on IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and GRI’s sustainability reporting framework.