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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.

2016 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 5,800 tons of Cardboard
  • Recycled nearly 2,500 tons of Plastic
  • Recycled nearly 1,500 tons of Metals
  • Reduced water consumption by ½ million gallons
  • Materials recycled were equivalent to a reduction of 30,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions or 40 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%.

2016 Health & Safety Achievements:

  • KIK President's HESS Award
    • Bio-Lab Ontario
    • KIK Olive Branch
    • KIK Virginia
  • Achieved Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 1.4
    • Better than Industry Average Range of 1.9 – 2.4
  • Achieved Day Away, Restricted or Transfer Rate (DART) of 0.7
    • Better than Industry Average Range of 1.3 – 1.5
  • Zero Recordable Injuries
    • Biolab Lake Charles
    • KIK Olive Branch, Tacoma
    • Prestone Torrance
  • Zero DART (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) Cases
    • Bio-Lab Lake Charles & Ontario
    • KIK Olive Branch & Tacoma
    • Prestone Torrance
  • 1,000,000 hours without a Recordable injury
    • KIK Gainesville & Rexdale
  • Chlorine Institute “Aim for Zero” Award
    • KIK Concord, Florida, SoCal & Virginia
  • Sites with world-class recordable injury rates (<0.7)
    • Biolab Lake Charles & Ontario
    • KIK Gainesville, Olive Branch, Rexdale & Tacoma
    • Pretone Torrance

2016 Sustainability Achievements

  • Completed energy saving projects both KCB and KCM Divisions resulting in a reduction in annual electricity use of over 450,000 kilowatt hours and an annual reduction of over 90 metric tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Recycled nearly 10,000 tons of cardboard, plastic and metals resulting in the elimination of over 30,000 tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions and the need to harvest almost 100,000 trees and use 42,000,000 kWh of electricity.
  • Both KCB and KCM made substantial progress in reducing solid and chemical wastes. Overall reductions of 29% in solid wastes and 17% in chemical wastes were achieved in 2016 from the 2015 baseline.

KIK Sustainability Progress

We set ambitious reduction goals as part of our commitment to environmental responsibility. We targeted the following reductions by 2020:

  • 25% reduction in solid and chemical waste from 2015 baseline.
  • 25% reduction in water consumption and wastewater discharge from 2015 baseline.
  • 25% reduction in carbon footprint (CO2eq) from 2015 emissions.

Progress towards goals through 2016

  • Solid Waste to Landfill: 29% reduction (over 1,700 tons).
  • Chemical Waste: 17% reduction (over 5,000 tons).
  • Water Consumption: < 1% reduction (460,000 gallons).
  • Wastewater Discharge: 6% reduction (over 37,000,000 gallons).
  • Carbon Footprint (CO2eq): 8% reduction (nearly 15,000 metric tons).

Reduce waste, pollution and carbon footprint

2016 Results

  • Over 5,800 tons of cardboard collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 18,000 metric tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Nearly 2,500 tons of plastic collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 3,600 metric tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Over 1,500 tons of metals collected and recycled resulting in the elimination of 8,300 metric tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Several facilities made processing changes to improve recovery and rework of spent or off-specification products. These efforts also reduced the amount of wastewater generated.
  • Active programs in place to recycle other potential waste streams such as glass, office paper, plastic banding, pallets, and lunchroom cans and bottles.

Reduce resource consumption

2016 Results

  • Several locations continued to implement energy saving projects resulting in reduced electricity and natural gas usage and lower Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Through improved production planning and right-first-time production, several locations continued to reduce overall water consumption and decrease wastewater discharge.

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

KIK facilities continue to support the neighborhoods in which they operate. Following is a list of activities that occurred in 2016 at some KIK facilities.

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