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Health, Environment, Safety and Sustainability

It is KIK Custom Products’ belief that all health, environmental, safety and sustainability risks can be managed. All reasonable efforts will be made to promote the sustainable use of natural resources, to reduce health and safety risks, and to reduce the environmental impact of all of KIK’s activities.

We are committed to continuous improvement in these areas by working together with government representatives, customers, consumers, and the communities in which we live and work.

View the full KIK Health, Environment, Safety and Sustainability policy

One of KIK Custom Products' Core Values is Safety and Environmental Responsibility.


We will operate our business in a safe and compliant manner. We will make continuous progress towards our goal of no safety incidents, injuries or environmental incidents.

We are proud of our commitment to zero environmental incidents. We believe we have a responsibility to protect the planet for future generations and will work towards continually improving and minimizing our impacts to the environment.

2015 Environmental Achievements:

  • Zero Reportable Quantity Releases throughout KIK
  • Third-party environmental compliance assessments completed at all KIK locations. Aggressive corrective actions implemented to address any non-conformances.
  • Recycled over 4,800 tons of Cardboard
  • Recycled nearly 1,500 tons of Plastic
  • Recycled nearly 900 tons of Metals
  • Reduced water consumption by 7 million gallons
  • Materials recycled were equivalent to a reduction of 22,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions or 30 million kwh of electricity usage.
One of KIK Custom Products' Core Values is Safety and Environmental Responsibility.

We will operate our business in a safe and compliant manner. We will make continuous progress towards our goal of no safety incidents, injuries or environmental incidents.

We are proud of our commitment to health and safety in the workplace, and we take seriously our responsibility to ensure that every employee returns home at the end of a work day in the same condition in which they arrived. Over the past 10 years, KIK has successfully reduced OSHA recordable injury rates by 80%.

2015 Health & Safety Achievements:

  • KIK President's HESS Award
    • Bio-Lab Lake Charles
    • KIK Houston
    • KIK Rexdale
  • Achieved Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 1.5
    • Better than Industry Average Range of 1.9 – 2.4
  • Achieved Day Away, Restricted or Transfer Rate (DART) of 0.6
    • Better than Industry Average Range of 1.3 – 1.5
  • Zero Recordable Injuries
    • KIK Denver, Memphis and Rexdale
  • Zero DART Cases
    • Bio-Lab Conyers, Lake Charles and OnCal
    • KIK Denver, Florida, Gainesville, Houston, Memphis, Rexdale and Tacoma
  • 1,000,000 hours without a Recordable injury
    • Bio-Lab Lake Charles
    • KIK Gainesville and Rexdale
  • Chlorine Institute Process Safety Award
    • KIK Concord, Florida, Hampton, Houston, SoCal and Virginia
  • Chlorine Institute Personal Safety Award (RIR < 2.2)
    • KIK Florida, Houston, SoCal and Virginia

2015 Sustainability Achievements

  • Completed a smart thermostat and occupancy sensor project in the KCM Division that will result in a reduction in annual electricity use of over 140,000 kilowatt hours and a reduction in annual natural gas use of over 4.7 million cubic feet. This is an annual reduction of over 350 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Recycled over 7,000 tons of cardboard, plastic and metals resulting in the elimination of over 20,000 tons of Green House Gas emissions and the need to harvest over 82,000 trees and use 30,000,000 kWh of electricity.
  • Both KCB and KCM Divisions continue to reduce water usage. Water usage per production unit is down 33% from 2009 baseline for KCB and 24% for KCM.
  • KCB Household Division made remarkable progress on reducing chemical waste generation. Chemical waste generation per production unit is down 83% from 2009 baseline.

KIK's Sustainability Progress:

We set ambitious reduction goals as part of our commitment to environmental responsibility. We targeted the following reductions by 2015:

  • 30% reduction in solid and chemical waste from 2009 emissions
  • 30% reduction in water consumption from 2009 usage
  • 30% reduction in carbon footprint (CO2eq) from 2008 emissions

Progress towards goals through 2015...

  • Solid Waste to Landfill: 15% Reduction (over 550 tons)
  • Chemical Waste: 6% Reduction (over 400 tons)
  • Water Consumption: 32% Reduction (over 214 Million Gallons)
  • Carbon Footprint (CO2eq): 9% Reduction (over 12,000 metric tons)

Reduce waste, pollution and carbon footprint

2015 Results:

  • Over 4,800 tons of cardboard collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 15,000 metric tons of Green House Gas emissions.
  • Nearly 1,500 tons of plastic collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 2,200 metric tons of Green House Gas emissions.
  • Nearly 900 tons of metals collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 4,600 metric tons of Green House Gas emissions.
  • Several facilities made processing changes to improve recovery and rework of spent or off-specification product. These efforts also reduced the amount of waste water generated.
  • Active programs in place to recycle other potential waste streams such as office paper, plastic banding, pallets, and lunchroom cans and bottles.

Reduce resource consumption

2015 Results:

  • Several locations continued to remove inefficient lighting and install motion-activated T-5 lighting and newer technology LED lighting.
  • Through improved production planning and right-first-time production, continued to reduce overall water consumption.

Increase employee participation and engagement & Contribute to sustainable, successful communities

2015 Results:

  • KCM Division continued to utilize their Waste Minimization Team process to identify improvement opportunities.

KIK facilities continue to support the neighborhoods in which they operate. Following is a list of activities that occurred in 2015 at some KIK facilities.

  • "Adopted" the roads surrounding its facility and completed monthly litter and waste removal patrols.
  • Support of local homeless shelter.
  • Support a local child cancer organization.
  • Donation of product to local community support agencies.
  • Active involvement in Local Emergency Planning Commissions.
  • Active involvement and support of local fire departments.
  • Supported local United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Blood collection drives.
  • Food and toy collection drives.