In March 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the company's 2018 sustainability report available on the company's website.
The report contained discussion of the company's greenhouse gas emissions, energy, air and land pollution, water, waste and environmental penalties. Overall the company was held to have a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts.
The report contained several quantified future targets:
Achieve carbon neutral status for our global operations by end of 2025.
Reduce global process water and/or wastewater by 25% by 2022 using 2016 as baseline.
Achieve global operations solid waste recycling rate of 75% by 2020.
The report stated, "ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS) was engaged by Church and Dwight to provide limited assurance on specified 2018 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data" and independent assurance for other environmental data was not covered.
However, due to the fact the company had not provided a clear policy on the banning of the following toxic chemicals - triclosan, phthalates and parabens - it received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for environmental reporting.
2018 Sustainability Report (14 May 2019)