Diversey, Inc. reported improvements across key environmental metrics in 2010 and highlighted performance in social and customer-focused initiatives in its annual Global Responsibility Report, released in both print and online editions.

The company’s annual report summarizes Diversey’s accomplishments across six sustainability focus areas: operations, customers, communities, workforce, partners and governance.

“We continue to make significant progress toward incorporating sustainable practices into all areas of our business,” said Diversey President and CEO Ed Lonergan. “This report shows the passion and commitment of our employees to provide a cleaner, healthier future for the world while helping our customers do the same.”

Significant milestones highlighted in the Global Responsibility Report include:

• Sponsorship of a Climate Change Summit, bringing together some of the industry’s leading businesses to address climate change and mitigate its risks;
• The first installation in the Upper Midwestern United States of a combined heat and power fuel cell, providing 40 percent of the power and 80 percent of the heat necessary for its 278,000 square-foot global headquarters building in Sturtevant, Wisconsin;
• Performance improvements against four key environmental measures, including an  8 percent reduction in net water consumption, a 4 percent reduction in total water consumption and a small decrease in total energy;
• Introduction of innovative solutions that improve cleaning and hygiene processes for customers to achieve superior results while improving overall sustainability; and
• Leadership of the Bottle School Project, a groundbreaking initiative in the Philippines that addresses a pressing shortage of school buildings by using discarded plastic soda bottles to build efficient schools.