Operating with Care

Mattel recognizes the immediate and potential long-term impacts of climate change, its effect on our planet, and the well-being of society, and is committed to improving the efficiency of our energy use in operations, shifting toward renewable energy sources, and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that in order to effectively address global warming it will require a broad array of technologies and policies, as well as the engagement of the private sector, government and civil society, in the U.S. and around the world.

Goals

  • Achieve 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic materials in our products and packaging by 2030.
  • Achieve and maintain 95% recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified content in the paper and wood fiber used in our products and packaging.

Highlights on Progress

  • Absolute Energy Consumption by Type (in MWh)

    Total Absolute Energy Consumption by Type 
    Direct Absolute Energy Consumption (Fuel)
    Indirect Absolute Energy Consumption (Electricity)

  • 2019

    375,140
    60,442
    314,697

  • 2020

    320,641
    49,179
    71,462

Total absolute energy consumption is calculated based on information derived from energy bills and consumption reports for nearly all Mattel owned and/or operated sites, including manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and corporate locations over 20,000 square feet.  

  • Absolute GHG Emissions by Scope (in metric tons of CO2e)

    Total Absolute GHG emissions (Scope 1+2)
    Scope 1 Absolute GHG emissions
    Indirect Absolute Energy Consumption (Electricity)

  • 2019

    186,366
    13,034
    173,332

  • 2020

    166,097
    13,499
    152,598

Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions are calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol. Emissions are calculated for nearly all Mattel owned and/or operated sites, including manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and corporate locations over 20,000 square feet.

  • Waste by Type (in metric tons)

    Total Waste generated in operations by type
    Non-Hazardous Waste
    Hazardous Waste

  • 2019

    20,886
    18,698
    2,189

  • 2020

    16,671
    14,455
    2,216

  • Absolute GHG Emissions by Scope (in metric tons of CO2e)

    Total Absolute GHG emissions (Scope 1+2)
    Scope 1 Absolute GHG emissions
    Indirect Absolute Energy Consumption (Electricity)

  • 2019

    186,366
    13,034
    173,332

  • 2020

    166,097
    13,499
    152,598

Total estimated waste generation and diversion is based on information and categorization from loading documentation and is calculated for nearly all Mattel owned and/or operated sites, including manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and corporate locations over 20,000 square feet.

  • Absolute Energy Consumption by Type (in MWh)

  • 2019

  • 2020

  • Total Absolute Energy Consumption by Type

  • 375,140

  • 320,641

  • Direct Absolute Energy Consumption (Fuel)

  • 60,442

  • 49,179

  • Indirect Absolute Energy Consumption (Electricity)

  • 314,697

  • 271,462

Taking Action for Climate Protection

We are committed to improving the efficiency of our energy use in operations, shifting toward renewable energy sources, reducing our GHG emissions, and communicating our progress.

Mattel has updated its operating footprint goals to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 (versus our 2019 baseline) in support of the Paris Agreement. To achieve this, we plan to use multiple levers, which may include, reducing the amount of energy we consume through building and equipment upgrades, more automated controls, as well as purchasing electricity from renewable sources. We also will consider purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) that provide more renewable energy to the grid, and carbon offsets or credits. We will prioritize demand reduction and low or no carbon energy sources over carbon sequestration or capture.

Reducing Waste in Operations

As part of our approach to waste management, we are conducting on-site waste audits of our owned and/or operated sites to determine the causes, sources, types, volumes, and costs of waste being generated. Equipped with this information, we are developing site-specific strategies with a focus on a waste-minimization hierarchy – reduce, reuse, and recycle – and looking for opportunities to share best practices across our sites. Our ambition is to reduce the amount of waste generated at each site and increase waste diversion from landfills.