Dallas-based Scotch Corporation Voluntarily Reports Emissions to Carbon Disclosure Project

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Cleaning Products Manufacturer Partners with EarthPeople to Calculate Ecological Footprint

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Using the Carbon Disclosure Project to track and improve its ecological footprint will give Scotch a competitive advantage in the coming years, and also save money through increased efficiency.

Scotch Corporation, a Dallas-based manufacturer of home-cleaning solutions, today announced that it is strengthening its commitment to sustainability by voluntarily reporting emissions for the second consecutive year to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). As part of this process, the company is maintaining its long-term commitment to evaluate operations with the goal of conserving resources across all areas, including facilities, transportation, paper use, product sourcing, supplier relations, product marketing, and water use. To assist Scotch Corporation with this process, the company hired EarthPeople, a Dallas-based sustainability communications and consulting firm.

Scotch Corporation’s business strategy has been influenced by an executive-level decision to voluntarily comply with the Walmart Sustainability Supplier Assessment, a process for helping suppliers establish and track sustainability goals. “We recognize that this forward-looking strategy represents a growth opportunity for us,” says Jacqueline Siegel for Scotch Corporation. She added, “We are pursuing these actions as a step toward greater transparency and leadership.” Scotch Corporation first committed to disclosing its progress to the CDP on an annual basis in 2011.

“I am impressed with Scotch Corporation’s integrity in upholding its decision to voluntarily report emissions on an annual basis. Using the Carbon Disclosure Project to track and improve its ecological footprint will give Scotch a competitive advantage in the coming years, and also save money through increased efficiency” said Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople. An example of increased efficiencies was the decision to evaluate freight hauling to make routes more efficient. This improvement also reduced the use of fossil fuels while decreasing emissions and the company’s overall freight expense.

Such changes will also have a positive impact on air quality, as Dallas County is classified by the EPA as a region that is in “Serious Nonattainment” for air pollution, particularly ozone, a greenhouse gas that is the product of motor vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions.

About Scotch Corporation
Scotch Corporation, located in Dallas Texas, manufactures the Instant Power® brand of products consisting of plumbing drain chemicals and household cleaning solutions. For more information, visit http://www.scotchcorp.com.

About EarthPeople
EarthPeople is a sustainability communications firm that helps organizations profit from branding, engagement, corporate social responsibility, and reputation management strategies. Since 2005, EarthPeople has helped clients from startups and non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations reduce costs and bolster their brands. For more information, visit http://www.earthpeopleco.com.

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