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Project Report

On

M.M.S Sem-4
Subject: Environment Management
Submitted to: Prof. Vivek Nerurkar

Group Members

Sr. No

Name

Roll No.

Ravina Kharbanda

2012078

Ketki Kadam

2012061

Shreyasi Mehta

2012099

Pravina Nagpal

2012105

Abhishek Parekh

2012115

Virendra Singh

2012120

Devendra Sahu

2012132

Introduction
Tupperware is the name of a home products line that includes preparation, storage, containment, and
serving products for the kitchen and home, which were first introduced to the public in 1948.
Tupperware develops, manufactures, and internationally distributes its products as a wholly owned
subsidiary of its parent company Tupperware Brands and it is marketed by means of direct sales through
an independent sales force of approximately 1.9 million consultants.
Tupperware was developed in 1948 by Earl Silas Tupper (190783) in Leominster, Massachusetts. He
developed plastic containers used in households to contain food and keep it airtight. The formerly
patented "burping seal" is a famous aspect of Tupperware, which distinguished it from competitors.
Tupperware pioneered the direct marketing strategy made famous by the Tupperware party. Brownie
Wise (191392), a former sales representative of Stanley Home Products, developed the strategy

Tupperwares Life Cycle Analysis Approach

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) enables the organisation to analyse the entire life cycle of your products
or services with regard to their environmental impacts and to display these analyses in a transparent
way.
Every Life Cycle Assessment, also known as Life Cycle Analysis, is grounded on the same basic
principle with varying areas of application extending from carbon footprints, water balances, analyses of
material flows and processes to examinations of social and economic factors facing an organisation.

Sustainability in our Manufacturing Plants

People, practices, philosophy and passion are all part of a commitment to sustainable manufacturing at
Tupperware Brands. Through our comprehensive policies and high standards, we protect the health and
safety of our Associates, act as good stewards of the environment, and produce quality sustainable
products. Sustainability extends to Tupperware Brands pollution prevention and resource conservation
initiatives. Strict, state-of-the-art environmental standards are in place at our manufacturing plants
worldwide. Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are utilized as a method of managing processes
and procedures that allow us to analyze, control and reduce the environmental impact of its activities,
products and services. Whether we seek alternative chemicals and manufacturing techniques or install
energy-efficient lighting and wastewater treatment systems, Tupperware continues to work diligently to
reduce its global environmental impact. We also take pride in protecting the well-being of our Associates
at our manufacturing plants across the globe. We are committed to assuring that Associates go home to
their families injury-free at the end of each work day. As a result of our policies and training, our injury
rates are a fraction of industry levels.

Packaging
Tupperware has launched several biomaterial products in the past to test the market in terms of its
product packaging policy. Tupperware has worked on reducing waste from packaging, either by using
less packaging or offering refillable alternatives .Many products is now delivered without the
unnecessary outer packaging.

Usage
Tupperware are known for the product durability and customers pass down their sets from generations to
generation. In some markets Tupperware has life time warranty.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Program

The Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R) resource conservation and pollution prevention program is an
important part of sustainability in our manufacturing plants. Reducing the consumption of fuel, plastics,
paper, cardboard, and wood products through the 3R program preserves natural resources while providing
financial savings for the company.
Since its inception, our 3R program has consistently improved resource efficiency in our
manufacturing plants. This resulted in a savings that offset spending on the plants environmental and
safety efforts. Our consistent year-to-year success is achieved through various means, such as identifying
new opportunities for material reuse and reduction, increasing the segregation of recyclable materials
from the waste stream, and following uniform environmental standards worldwide. Recycled packaging
materials are also used at our manufacturing plants. Almost all of our plants use paper and corrugated
cardboards with recycled content. Returned Tupperware plastic material is also recycled and utilized for
non-food purposes.
In 2011, our manufacturing operations withdrew approximately 519,000 m 3 of water. Water sources
are primarily municipal water supplies, utilities, on-site wells and rainwater collection. Wastewater
treatment systems have also been installed around the world, since conservation and maintenance of
good, clean water is an important cornerstone for sustainable operations.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint


Since Tupperware Brands first greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory was completed for 2008, we have
focused our carbon management efforts on identifying opportunities and taking actions to reduce our
carbon footprint.
As manufacturing plants accounts for over 80% of our GHG emissions, we have especially focused on
reducing emissions from our plant facilities. As a result, we have been able to consistently reduce GHG
emissions (expressed in terms of CO2 emissions) from Tupperware Brands global operations. Calculated
using the internationally accepted GHG Protocol, most of the GHG emissions originated from Scope 2
indirect sources such as electricity use, with some Scope 1 direct emissions from fuels used in our
facilities and fleet. Much of the reduction exhibited this year in relation to previous years was due to the
increase of renewable energy sources in our electricity mix globally. In addition, reduction in energy
consumption through process redesign, equipment conversion and retrofitting, and changes in energy
consumption practices also contributed to the lower carbon footprint.
None of our operations are energy intensive, so our CO 2 emissions are relatively low. Therefore, we
have also focused on avoiding GHG emissions in our supply chain through resource conservation efforts.
Through our 3R program, we have reduced the use of raw materials and virgin products such as plastics,
metals, and woods. These reductions avoided emissions in our supply chain by reducing emissions from
raw material production and increasing forest carbon sequestration. By reducing waste, the 3R program
also avoids emissions from landfills. GHG avoided from 3R activities is, in fact, greater than the total
GHG emissions from Tupperware Brands operation.

Environmental Management
Tupperware Brands manufacturing facilities use a process of continual improvement to implement
sustainable practices that ensure a safe and eco-friendly company. Tupperware Brands meets its health,
safety and environmental goals and objectives by using the following tools:

Worldwide standardized policies & procedures


Conducting internal regulatory audits and inspections
Thorough training
Tracking resources
Eliminating hazards
Conserving energy

In addition, our world-class Belgium Tupperware plant is certified to the ISO14001 international standard
on environmental management system. Total environmental expenditures for Tupperware Brands in 2011
were $1.4 million, with approximately 60% of the expenditures directed towards pollution prevention and
environmental management. We are constantly vigilant regarding our processes and use of raw materials
and continually seek alternative chemicals and manufacturing techniques to reduce global impact.
Tupperware products manufacturing plants have minimal chemicals in their manufacturing processes,
while the beauty facilities, by their very nature, process more substances. While our air emissions are
minimal, we began tracking air emissions in 2010 as part of our internal Total Quality Report process.
The Total Quality Report process now includes more detailed tracking of each facilitys environmental
performance and resource conservation program. All significant spills and environmental issues must be
reported to the companys Environmental & Safety Engineering Department and must also be included in
the annual TQR submitted by each facility. Regular internal audits and inspections ensure compliance
with regulatory requirements. To date, there were no significant spills, monetary fines, non-monetary
sanctions, governmental sanctions or environmental cases brought against the company. This attests to
the success of Tupperwares environmental management programs.

Tupperware products are environmentally friendly by design, technical development, raw material
selection and manufacturing quality. The designs are such that they allow for the products to be
manufactured with in-process and post-consumer recycling in mind. Raw materials are selected based on
their safety for human use, food contact and the absence of contaminants that could put a burden on the
environment.
During the product development process, it is assured that Tupperware products will last a lifetime, thus
reducing the amount of waste that is put into the environment. Our products are meant to be re-used
thanks to their durability. Utmost care is taken at every step of manufacturing to make sure that minimal
energy is consumed and minimum waste is produced. Plastic waste produced during the manufacturing of

Tupperware products is submitted to an internal recycling process without any plastic waste being
discharged into the environment.
Recycling of plastic waste happens internally, within their own manufacturing plants, as well as
externally. For internal recycling, production scraps are reground, extruded and fed back into the
production process of new Tupperware products. The recycled material and the products made thereof
have the same properties and quality as those products made from virgin, non-recycled material. This has
been demonstrated through testing in their own and in external laboratories.
The external recycling process consists of the recovery of products that are at the end of their lifecycle.
Plastic material obtained from external recovery is therefore not used to make new Tupperware products
intended to come into contact with food. But it can be re-used to make products that are not intended for
food contact.
When a consumer purchases a Tupperware food container, he is assured that no externally recycled
material is used in its manufacture.
The raw materials used for these products are, in most cases, indicated on the main part of the product by
means of the Raw Material Identification Code, a triangular arrow, encircling a number ranging from one
to seven, representing the raw material type or group.
For alternative products (other than Tupperware) made from externally recycled material, the same
material identification code applies but the products will not carry the food pictogram (glass and fork),
indicating that they are not intended for food-contact use. It is up to the Third Party Manufacturer of these
non-food contact items to indicate the level or percentage of recycled material used in his products.

Tupperwares CSR programmes


The Tupperware sustainability programme is a very comprehensive one as it encompasses the promotion
of a more sustainable environment in the office, in the manufacturing sector and at home with our
customers and employees.
The activities and focus points are a balanced mix of smaller and major products, including:
> Avoiding the consumption of paper and plastic material in the office and packaging of our products.
> Reduction of energy consumption in our manufacturing plants and during the transportation of our
products.
> Educational programmes for our employees, sales force and customers on how to reduce, recover and
avoid waste, and recycle.
> Joint programmes with external organisations such as universities to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
> Design of products, such as the ECO Tupperware range, that help our customers avoid unnecessary
waste.
All these activities and programmes are laid down in our annual Corporate Sustainability Report where
we update the community on our results and activities over the past year and demonstrate our plans to

continuously improve these results in the future.