Our Commitment to Sustainability: Fiscal 2020

We believe that a strong ESG program will increase the long-term sustainability and resiliency of our business model and that is why our commitment to robust environmental, social, and governance practices is a key element of our business strategy. In our daily operations, we are dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship through our products and solutions as well as creating a safe work environment for our employees while making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We also adhere to  strong corporate governance principles by adopting best practices to strengthen our relationship with shareholders. 
Protecting water supplies from landfill material keeps water clean
As the second largest plastic recycler in North America and a leading water management provider, we are guided by our commitment to preserve and protect Earth's most precious resource: water.
–  Scott Barbour, President and CEO

Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to developing innovative solutions that protect our Earth's most precious resource, water, while keeping millions of pounds of plastic out of landfills each year. 

Our focus on water management constitutes a key element of our environmental stewardship. At Advanced Drainage Systems, our products and solutions keep waterways safe from pollution and prevent excessive stormwater runoff. Our long history of bringing innovative solutions and industry-leading technologies to market has helped develop standards that have transformed the stormwater management industry over the years. 

Another element of our environmental stewardship is the use of environmentally sustainable materials in our products. Our expertise in incorporating recycled material into our products has fundamentally changed—and ultimately shaped—our approach to environmental stewardship and the way the industry views and uses recycled plastic in construction projects today.

Making an Impact

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Safety Programs and Culture

Employee safety is our highest priority and a key component of the company culture we want at ADS. Thousands of employees help us achieve operational excellence and they all deserve a safe environment focused on injury prevention. 

Our operations follow a comprehensive, proactive safety and health management system that includes a collaborative process to find and fix workplace hazards prior to injury occurrence.

Position on Climate Change

Advanced Drainage Systems recognizes climate change to be one of the most critical global challenges facing our environment, communities, and global economies today. Everyone has an important role in combating this global challenge and we are proactively doing our part by implementing sustainable environmental practices and manufacturing products to protect our most precious resource: water. 

In our assessment of climate-related risks and opportunities, we have identified potential transition and physical impacts across three core areas: our manufacturing, our fleet, and the demand for our products and services.

We're Recycling Millions of Pounds of Plastic Every Year

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