2019 Integrated Annual Report
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Business Highlights

Fund growth by reducing waste in our work,
products and supply chain.

6 Plants
piloting smart
glasses to communicate
in real time

2020 Strategy Recap

  • We drove significant productivity gains generating nearly $700 million in total cost savings and providing the fuel needed to grow our brands:
  • Investments in a new manufacturing process for our Glad trash bags that addresses an unmet consumer need of leak, rip and odor protection using less resin.
  • Changes to both the formula and manufacturing process for Kingsford charcoal.
  • Redesign of our larger-size cat litter cartons to eliminate excess packaging that consumers do not value while making it easier to handle.
  • Improvements to our namesake bleach with polyelectrolyte complexes, or PECs, technology, making it easier to clean hard surfaces and improve the whitening performance in laundry.
74%
of new products
launched in 14
months or less
80,000
hours of work
eliminated annually
  • We decreased production and streamlined activities in our business planning process, resulting in a 40% reduction in time spent.
  • We reduced the time required to set up new products and packages in our systems by over 50%, allowing us to respond faster to changing market conditions.