Nutrabolt is weaving environmental stewardship throughout our company fabric. That’s why we’re committed to being a plastic-net-zero company and improving our products, packaging, and processes to minimize our impact and become as environmentally friendly as possible. We still have a lot to do, but we’re driven to continuously strengthen our stewardship and protect our planet
Our distribution network is complex, geographically diverse, and growing exponentially. Thanks to new digital tools that closely measure our climate impact, we continue to make progress as an environmental steward.
NUTRABOLT IS A CERTIFIED PLASTIC NET-ZERO COMPANY
Consumers are demanding that brands have a purpose. We couldn’t agree more. In 2022, Nutrabolt began an official partnership with Plastic Bank®, a global, social enterprise that reduces plastic waste in the environment while simultaneously helping to alleviate poverty in developing parts of the world. As an ‘Ocean Steward’ we work with Plastic Bank® to support ocean-bound plastic collectors in Indonesia and other at-risk coastal regions around the world, dramatically reducing the amount of plastic that enters the world’s oceans and simultaneously providing social and economic opportunities for our collectors and their families.
Plastic Bank® officially certified Nutrabolt as Plastic Net-Zero in 2022. In a single year, we helped prevent 1,255 metric tonnes of plastic from entering our oceans where it’s harder to retrieve and quickly breaks down into micro particles. In real terms, this means we offset all the plastic we used in 2021 — the equivalent of over 63 million plastic bottles! The collected plastic is recycled and sold as a raw material to companies that use it in their products. In 2023, we also completed work to incorporate Plastic Bank® information on our European C4® product labeling throughout the year to inspire consumers to help us support the reduction of ocean-bound plastics.
In addition to the obvious benefit of reducing ocean-bound plastic pollution, our partnership has added benefits. As a result of the collection efforts, Plastic Bank® is able to support ethical communities, thereby creating social and economic opportunities for collectors and their families through programs that provide stable and traceable income, health insurance, school tuition and learning supplies, fresh food, clean water, cooking fuel, electricity, and financial savings opportunities.
And we brought the lessons home. Nutrabolt regularly educates its teammates on the benefits of environmental stewardship to encourage them and our local communities to be responsible protectors of our planet and its resources.
POUNDS REDUCTION IN OUR PLASTIC PACKAGING BETWEEN JANUARY 2021 AND JUNE 2022
POUNDS REDUCTION OF NONRECYCLABLE
PLASTIC IN OUR PACKAGING IN 2022
“The partnership with Plastic Bank is an excellent fit for Nutrabolt’s mission. During my site visit, I learned that the average collector in Indonesia earns 20% higher income working with Plastic Bank than on their own. Talk about maximizing potential!”
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
As an environmental steward, How2Recycle® member, and plastic net-zero company, we’re passionate about protecting our planet’s resources. It’s just who we are.
TODD SPINKS, PH.D.
VP, ESG and Corporate Responsibility
CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AFFECTS EVERYTHING WE DO…EVEN OUR LABELS
In keeping with our steadfast commitment to conserving our environmental resources, Nutrabolt partnered with How2Recycle® in 2022.
How2Recycle® is a North American, nonprofit organization that empowers consumer recycling by providing clear recycling instructions on product packaging. Since October 2022, we have been updating all our packaging with How2Recycle® labeling standards, thereby helping consumers make better-informed recycling decisions. How2Recycle® labels clearly describe how to recycle C4®, Cellucor®, and XTEND® bottles, cans, and tubs.
Knowing what can be recycled can be complicated and a standardized labeling system is a vital first step in reducing the amount of waste that otherwise ends up in landfills. How2Recycle’s® labeling system has now been adopted by over 460 brands and retailers. Tens of thousands of products now carry the How2Recycle® label in the marketplace.