The company requires its suppliers to pay men and women equally. They verify the compliance status of their suppliers through internal and third-party audits, worker hotlines and grievance processes.
The company purchases renewable energy certificates to match its non-renewable energy use and it funds renewable energy production from sources like wind and solar.
In 2016, the company marked 10 years of operating as a carbon neutral company. Six of its operating data centers have achieved 100% landfill diversion, and one of these has also reached Zero Waste to Landfill.
In 2018, the company announced a freshwater stewardship approach that addresses how to improve water quality, optimize water efficiency and increase access to clean water in communities where it operates.
The company's Supplier Code of Conduct prohibits the use of prison, slave, bonded, forced and indentured labor and human trafficking.
Parent company Mondelez International has a $400 million Cocoa Life program and Palm Oil Action Plan.as a way to drive social sustainability across its business and supply chain.
The company has a goal to install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020.
In June the company unveiled its new CSR strategy, Shared Goodness Promise, which aims to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through investments, collaborative programs and sustainable business practices.
Inspired by its founder, Milton Hershey, who created an innovative company with a social purpose, the new strategy provides a focused framework for the company’s CSR work in four areas: Shared Futures, Shared Communities, Shared Business and Shared Planet.
The company asks material vendors and contract manufacturers to reduce the negative impact on the environment and hope to achieve a goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals into the environment by 2020.
Dove has a long-standing commitment to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, and not anxiety. The Dove Self-Esteem Project (which launched in 2004), helps women develop a positive relationship with the way they look and raise their self-esteem. To date, it has reached the lives of nearly 30 million young people in 138 countries.