Since being acquired by the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, we at Russell Stover have strived to increase our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility. That commitment begins with ensuring the best possible work environment for our employees and encouraging them to partner with us in our sustainability efforts.
At Russell Stover, we are conscious of the impact our operations can have on the environment and we are actively seeking to reduce those impacts wherever possible. For that reason, we are continually assessing where our current environmental initiatives can be improved and where new ones can start.
For example, we are developing and incorporating new technologies at our facilities and in our infrastructure to become more energy efficient. We take advantage of innovations and improvements to our transportation networks to reduce the amount of carbon released as a result of getting our beloved products into the stores. We are also working to reduce our overall carbon footprint by sourcing the majority of our packaging and raw materials from local suppliers.
Finally, as a member of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, we have adopted the Corporate Sustainability Policies of Lindt & Sprüngli.
Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to the core values anchored in the company's Credo: quality, commitment and qualification, customer orientation, social responsibility and profitability. These principles are key drivers of success for Lindt & Sprüngli. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindt & Sprüngli, Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC has implemented the Credo in all of its business operations. It is publically displayed at each of our facilities.
Lindt & Sprüngli has set out globally binding principles and guidelines that require all employees and managers to behave in an ethically, legally and socially responsible manner. These principles and guidelines govern internal cooperation as well as behavior towards customers and external business partners. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindt & Sprüngli, Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC is committed to abiding by the Group's Business Code of Conduct.
Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to conducting its business in an ethical, law-abiding manner. Lindt & Sprüngli expects similar principled conduct of everyone with whom it has commercial dealings. Further Lindt & Sprüngli strives to continuously improve the sustainability of its operations and products and encourages its suppliers to participate by adopting sustainable practices in their operations. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindt & Sprüngli, Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC insists that suppliers abide by the Lindt & Sprüngli Supplier Code of Conduct.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindt & Sprüngli, Russell Stover Chocolates, LLC strives to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for all of its employees. We regularly update our safety plan to keep up with new challenges in the workplace and follow the Health and Safety Policy of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group.