HALO (PPAI 106462, D16) has released its environmental social governance report for 2023.

The comprehensive report from the Illinois-headquartered distributor includes:

  • Progress highlights in sustainability.
  • A timeline of the company’s sustainability journey with ESG accomplishments since 2019.
  • The company’s ESG program governance structure.
  • Standards and frameworks HALO strives to follow.
  • In-depth analysis of key pillar practices and practices.

“HALO views our sustainability journey as a reflection of our corporate ethos of accountability to our key stakeholders, the communities in which we operate and the recognition of the global reach of the products and services we provide,” says HALO CEO Marc Simon.

To view the entire report, click here.

HALO’s sustainability journey from 2019 through the end of 2022 has been impressive and filled with a wide range of accumulating initiatives. A few include:

  • The mandating of 100% recyclable shipping materials (2019)
  • Publication of first comprehensive ESG report (2020)
  • Launched a sustainable product catalog (2021)
  • Enhanced sustainable and diverse supplier training for sales teams (2022)
  • About two dozen other initiatives and accomplishments over that time span

“The investments we have made the past several years to improve our environmental social and governance programs has clearly resonated with the large global brands we serve and a growing number of individual buyers that use our extensive ESG metrics to make purchasing decisions,” says Terry McGuire, senior vice president at HALO. “We are fortunate to have a passionate, dedicated team that has clearly defined our ESG goals in alignment with a growing number of major clients.”

The 38-page ESG report is more than just a list of accomplishments. It is also a form of transparency and accountability that will push the company to continually improve its standards.

HALO has a timeline for framework projects aligned with:

  • Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Global Reporting Initiative

In the report, HALO says that the company’s “blended model of owned and leased facilities creates a challenge related to standardized measurements and best practices on energy use, waste and recycling.”

HALO is meeting that challenge head on with constant evaluating, comparison and improvement goals through framework standards and thorough tracking and analysis of sustainable statistics each year.

“Our efforts – large and small – reflect the growing mindset among our employees, clients and suppliers that good business can create positive changes in the world in which we live, as well as the individuals and companies associated with HALO’s success,” Simon says.