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.

In the following table, note that normalized emissions represent emissions relative to transfer sales.

  • Our Goals*

  • Our Accomplishments*

  • Reduce normalized carbon emissions 20% by 2023 and 50% by 2028**

  • We reduced normalized CO2 emissions 7% in 2019 for all our owned and operated facilities.

  • Reduce normalized electricity usage at owned and operated manufacturing facilities 10% by 2023.

  • We reduced normalized electricity usage 11% in 2019, achieving our goal ahead of schedule.

  • Reduce absolute waste to landfill 20% by 2023.

  • We reduced our absolute waste to landfill 5% in 2019 and remain on track to achieve a 20% reduction by 2023.

  • Increase overall manufacturing waste diversion rate to 75% by 2028.

  • We achieved an 82% waste to landfill diversion rate in our manufacturing sites in 2019, achieving our goal ahead of schedule.

  • Achieve two zero-waste certified manufacturing facilities and one office building by 2023.

  • We are making great progress on waste reduction and are actively working toward our zero-waste goal.

    Additionally, we eliminated 100% of polystyrene cups and to-go containers from our corporate headquarters cafeteria and break rooms, reducing 24,000 cups a year.

* Compared to a 2017 baseline year
** Carbon emissions include scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol. Emission reductions are calculated from nearly all owned and wholly operated facilities including manufacturing, distribution and corporate locations over 20,000 square feet. 

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Environment, Health & Safety Commitment