We implement a comprehensive total waste reduction strategy that focuses on minimizing the amount of waste our facilities generate and ensuring that the waste generated at our facilities is properly handled according to local, state and national regulations. To do this, we consider packaging from our supply chain, reuse and repurposing of materials, and focused employee engagement to promote waste stewardship.
In 2022, we updated our waste goal to reflect the ways in which COVID-19 changed the nature of our business. A larger proportion of employees are now remote, and this impacts our facility occupancy and related waste metrics. Our 2022 goal for waste was to reduce waste per occupant by 6% based on a 4-year growth scenario. To measure our progress on this goal, we projected company growth and resulting waste generation until 2025 in a business-as-usual scenario and compared it to our waste generation after implementing waste-reduction initiatives.