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“Motivating individuals to examine and transform personal values and habits, to
accept responsibility for the earth and act on that commitment.”64 Table 7.2 The CERES Principles
Protection of the Biosphere
We will reduce and make continual progress toward eliminating the release of any
substance that may cause environmental damage to the air, water, or the earth or its
inhabitants. We will safeguard all habitats affected by our operations and will protect
open spaces and wilderness, while preserving biodiversity.
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
We will make sustainable use of renewable natural resources, such as water, soils and
forests. We will conserve non-renewable natural resources through efﬁcient use and
Reduction and Disposal of Wastes
We will reduce and where possible eliminate waste through source reduction and
recycling. All waste will be handled and disposed of through safe and responsible
We will conserve energy and improve the energy efﬁciency of our internal operations
and of the goods and services we sell. We will make every effort to use
environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources.
We will strive to minimize the environmental, health and safety risks to our
employees and the communities in which we operate through safe technologies,
facilities and operating procedures, and by being prepared for emergencies.
Safe Products and Services
We will reduce and where possible eliminate the use, manufacture or sale of products
and services that cause environmental damage or health or safety hazards. We will
inform our customers of the environmental impacts of our products or services and
try to correct unsafe use.
We will promptly and responsibly correct conditions we have caused that endanger
health, safety or the environment. To the extent feasible, we will redress injuries we
have caused to persons or damage we have caused to the environment and will
restore the environment.
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