Tupperware Brands Corporation
14901 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837-6600
2009 Sustainability Report
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Executive Message on Sustainability
An ancient Chinese proverb says: Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I
understand. In our relentless pursuit of quality, we at Tupperware Brands strive to be a good
steward of the environment by doing just that: engaging our customers to take tangible actions to
preserve the future and providing them with products that will allow them to sustain their efforts.
Because we know that what we do today matters tomorrow, we are thriving on creating new,
innovative and premium products that offer relevant solutions to meet the needs of the present
lifestyles of our customers, while supporting the sustainability of our planet. We continue to look
for opportunities to improve the environmental performance of our products and manufacturing
processes, without compromising on safety and quality. Tupperware Brands is focused on eco-
friendly product solutions that eliminate thousands of years of waste in landfills by offering an
Simon Hemus alternative to disposable products.
President & In 2009, Tupperware launched a new sub-brand, Eco by Tupperware™, which is dedicated to
Chief Operating Officer creating durable and reusable drinking solutions that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Products
such as the Eco Water Bottle exemplify our commitment to sustainability by offering a relevant
solution to disposable water bottles, which critically impact our environment. Disposable bottles
take an estimated 1,000 years to biodegrade. In the U.S. alone, more than 30 billion disposable
water bottles are dumped in landfills each year.
Also, many of our beauty businesses have introduced refillable containers for their facial cream
and other products, decreasing the harmful environmental impact caused by packaging waste.
On the manufacturing side, our commitment to sustainable practices is maintained through the
continued success of the 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) resource conservation program, which
results in resource reduction, cost reduction, and avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions. Our
R&D department also continues to investigate opportunities in products and packaging based on
renewable bio-based materials.
And of course, we remain strongly committed to the well-being of our most important resource,
people, through our Global Health Initiative program, which promotes a healthy lifestyle. We are
indeed fervent believers that staying healthy is a great source of self-confidence, which leads to
personal success, allowing Tupperware Brands to grow and share its sustainable practices with
an increasing number of people around the world. Last, but not least, we continue to empower our
2.4 million sales force members to become agents for positive changes in their community via our
Chain of Confidence and Global Social Responsibility programs.
To us, sustainability is more than a word; it is a way of life.
Tupperware Brands 2009 Sustainability Report 1
At Tupperware Brands Corporation, our corporate vision, which speaks to economic, environmental, and social
performance issues, will continue to guide us in the short, medium, and long term.
Executive Message on Sustainability.................................................................. 1
Our Vision/Our Passion........................................................................................ 3 Our Vision
Our Company......................................................................................................... 4 To be the premier global direct seller of innovative, premium products by providing…
Providing Relevant, Sustainable Solutions to our Customers......................... 13 • Our customers with high quality, innovative products brought to them through an engaging selling situation,
often an informative and entertaining party.
Improving Sustainability in our Operations.......................................................19
• Our independent sales force with a pathway for personal development and a significant earning opportunity.
Caring for our Global Workforce........................................................................ 24
• Our Associates with an opportunity to develop and utilize their talents and skills and to be recognized
Our Independent Sales Force............................................................................ 27 and rewarded for them.
Global Social Responsibility.............................................................................. 32
Things to Look Forward to in 2010.................................................................... 36
We are passionate about changing lives… one at a time, especially those of women through our business opportunity
which speaks to our social performance and responsibility. We provide women with “Take you by the hand” training
and “Take your breath away” recognition and rewards. Our business opportunity provides a life and family changing
About the Report experience for our sales force.
This second annual Tupperware Brands sustainability report covers the 2009 calendar year. It was updated from
our 2008 sustainability report and expanded to include more information that is relevant to the company and its
stakeholders. The report addresses all operations of Tupperware Brands Corporation around the world. There have
been no changes in scope and boundary from our 2008 report.
In developing this report, we have applied the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting guidelines. Tupperware
Brands self-declares that this report meets the requirements of GRI Application Level B. Presently, no external
sources are utilized to assure the accuracy of any portions of the report. If you have questions or comments
regarding this report, please contact Elinor Steele, Vice President, Global Public Relations, (407) 826-8448.
GRI Content Index is available online at http://tupperwarebrands.com/gri.html
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About Tupperware Brands Tupperware Brands business includes two primary product categories.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation Tupperware Beauty
headquartered in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., whose common stock is publicly-traded
The core of Tupperware’s product line consists of design- The Beauty businesses manufacture and distribute
and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company’s largest external
centric food preparation, storage, and serving solutions skin care products, cosmetics, bath and body care,
12,900 Associates shareholders at the beginning of 2010, holding more than 5% of outstanding
for the kitchen and home. Tupperware also has an toiletries, fragrances, nutritional products, apparel,
(Employees) shares, were FMR, LLC (11.41%) and BlackRock, Inc. (8.37%). The board of
established line of kitchen cookware and tools, children’s and related products.
directors and executive officers as a group held 5.03% of outstanding shares,
educational toys, microwave products, and gifts. Beauty products and image services are provided to
including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick Goings, who held 2.14%
of outstanding shares. Tupperware’s business is operated on the basis of three clients via independent sales forces in over 20 markets
2.4 Million geographic segments: Europe (Europe, Africa, and the throughout the world, with particularly high shares of
The Company is a worldwide portfolio of direct selling companies that markets and
Independent Middle East), Asia Pacific, and North America. Market the direct selling and/or beauty market in Mexico, South
manufactures high quality consumer products that include housewares products
Sales Force Members penetration varies throughout the world. Several areas Africa, the Philippines, Australia, and Uruguay.
under the Tupperware® brand and cosmetics and personal care products under a
that have low penetration, such as Latin America, Asia,
variety of trade names, including Armand Dupree®, Avroy Shlain®, BeautiControl®,
and Eastern and Central Europe, provide significant
Fuller®, NaturCare®, Nutrimetics®, Nuvo®, and Swissgarde®. At the end of 2009, the
Almost 100 growth potential for Tupperware. Tupperware’s strategy
Company employed 12,900 Associates (employees) around the world, and was
continues to include greater penetration in markets
Countries distributing products to consumers through an independent sales force with over
throughout the world.
2.4 million members worldwide.
The Company’s products are sold in almost 100 countries around the world.
$2 Billion + Businesses operating in emerging economies, those with Gross Domestic Product per Our Global Presence
Net Sales capita classified as “low” or “medium” by the World Bank, accounted for 51% of 2009
sales, while businesses operating in established market economies accounted for
the other 49%. For the past 5 fiscal years, 78 to 86% of total revenues from the sale of
Tupperware Brands’ products have been in international markets.
Among the countries with Tupperware Brands operations, the Company maintains
manufacturing facilities in 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France,
Greece, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea,
the United States and Venezuela. Its operations are conducted through owned
subsidiaries around the world. The Company has no joint ventures. Its products are
primarily produced in owned or leased facilities.
Tupperware and Beauty
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Our Sustainable Approach 2009 Key Financial Indicators
Sustainability is at the heart of Tupperware Brands. We champion diversity in our workforce and expand All currency data in million U.S. dollars
To us, sustainability means meeting the needs of the opportunities for our sales force members around the
present while taking tangible actions to preserve the globe. Our business strategies and social investments 2009 2008
future. Our company was founded on the principles of are aligned to enlighten, educate, and empower Net Sales $2,127.5 $2,161.8
sustainability, by selling easy-to-use, high-quality, durable women and girls and build generations of confident, Total Assets 1,795.3 1,815.6
products, empowering women through our business accomplished women who will sustain the societies Total Debt 428.1 571.2
opportunity, connecting with communities, and caring around them. We empower our 2.4 million sales force Total Stockholders’ Equity 637.7 474.0
for the environment. members around the globe to provide sustainable
At Tupperware Brands, our practices and policies around solutions that help improve the quality of their lives and Operating Costs1 693.8 725.6
the world support our commitment to sustainability. We those of their families. These communities are then also
Employee Costs 428.2 432.2
are in a unique position to have an even wider impact in position to serve as good stewards and caretakers of
Donations and Community 6.8 5.2
through our 2.4 million sales force members around the the environment.
globe, our environmentally friendly products, and our Tupperware Brands promises to leave a legacy to the Retained Earnings 836.1 743.2
sustainable manufacturing practice. next generation. And that legacy will drive positive Payments to Capital Providers 84.5 92.1
We are committed to providing safe, innovative, premium change in women’s lives, stay focused on delivering high
Payments to Government2 85.2 40.5
quality products. Our products are manufactured with quality products, and preserve the environment around
Operating costs include depreciation and amortization.
high technology to assure quality and performance while the globe.
Represents cash paid for income taxes.
always focusing on meeting strict safety standards. We
drive environmentally friendly solutions and practices in
the material usage process through investments in robust Sales/Employees by Business Segment:
research and development. We employ 12,900 Associates around the world. The breakdown of sales and number of employees (Associates) by
Through our comprehensive environmental, health, business segment is provided below.
and safety policies, we protect the health and safety
of our Associates and act as a good steward of the
2009 Net Sales by Business Segment 2009 Employees by Business Segment
environment. We create safe conditions for the company
($2,127.5 million total) (12,900 total)
and its suppliers’ workforce; but beyond that, we are
proactive in encouraging and creating an environment 300
of preventive healthcare for our employees. We respect
the environment and proactively seek to minimize Beauty Beauty Europe,
unnecessary waste, energy use, and preventable Other Tupperware Other Africa, and
$309.0 1,900 Middle East
emissions through environmentally friendly manufacturing Beauty
Africa, and 2,100
processes and our worldwide “reduce, reuse, and North
Middle East Tupperware
America Asia Pacific
recycle” (3R) resource conservation program. $391.6
Tupperware Tupperware America
Asia Pacific 5,600 1,400
For detailed financial report, see the Tupperware Brands Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Security Exchange
Commission, available on our website: http://ir.tupperwarebrands.com/annuals.cfm.
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Corporate Governance The Company maintains means for interested parties
Executive Management to communicate directly in writing, telephonically, or
Governance Structure Committee electronically with the Company’s Board of Directors
The primary governance structure of the Company is its 2. The Compensation and Management Development on matters of interest. These may be found on the
Board of Directors, which is comprised of 14 members, Committee is responsible for creating management Company’s website (www.tupperwarebrands.com) and
all independent, non-executive members, except for the compensation structures to provide competitive in the annual proxy statement to shareholders prepared
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Independence compensation which is intended to support the Enterprise Risk in connection with its annual meeting. These interested
is determined in accordance with New York Stock accomplishment of strategic initiatives and to Management Committee parties may include employees, shareholders, and
Exchange rules and the regulations promulgated by the provide a pay-for-performance environment. This other constituencies. No matters involving economic,
Securities and Exchange Commission for companies committee also oversees the processes for developing An Executive Management Committee, comprised of environmental, or social topics were raised through
publicly traded in the United States. management and for creating succession plans for the the senior officers of the Company and chaired by the these means in 2009. As a publicly-traded company
senior executives of the Company. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, among other in the United States, shareholders are entitled to
The Board of Directors, as a body, oversees the
responsibilities, oversees the Company’s enterprise submit proposals for inclusion in the Company’s
Company’s overall performance and the development 3. The Nominating and Governance Committee is
risk management process through a committee that proxy statement.
and implementation of the strategy of the Company. The responsible for overseeing issues relating to the
Board of Directors has established four committees: Board of Directors, including establishing director includes senior officers of the Company and is chaired The Company structures compensation of its executives
compensation, recruiting directors, and all other by the Vice President, Internal Audit and Enterprise and its Board of Directors to include a mixture of cash
1. The Audit, Finance, and Corporate Responsibility
matters relating to the Board of Directors. Risk Management. The Company's Risk Management and equity compensation. Equity compensation is
Committee has, among other duties, the responsibility
process is designed and implemented through the intended to create alignment with shareholders by
to oversee compliance by the Company with its 4. The Executive Committee is a committee comprised in
actions of this Committee and specific risks are reviewed providing an incentive for performance. Executive
codes of conduct. This committee regularly meets part of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the
assessed as to likelihood and potential impact on the compensation includes various forms of incentive
with certain functional heads of the corporate staff Presiding Director, and the chairpersons of the other
Company, and appropriate remediation plans to address compensation which are designed to create a
to receive reports on relevant topics of interest, committees. Its responsibility is to govern the affairs of
such risks are developed and monitored. pay-for-performance culture.
including safety and environmental matters, tax, the Board of Directors in a time of crisis or emergency
litigation, and the results of internal and external when the full Board of Directors is unable to meet and Governance Processes The Board of Directors meets in person on a quarterly
audit activities. Management updates the committee act as a body. basis and invites various members of management to
Candidates nominated by the Board for membership
in these reports on the annual activities relating to its participate in these meetings. In addition, the Board
Each of the four Committees is comprised entirely of on the Board of Directors are individuals who have
programs to monitor employee safety, product safety, of Directors as a whole and its standing committees
independent, non-executive members, including its one or more of the qualifications required by the Board
environmental compliance, compliance with law, and meet in executive sessions as a regularly-scheduled
Chairman, except for the Executive Committee, which of Directors that include the following: management
other issues considered as corporate responsibility. practice to discuss the affairs of the Company without
includes the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. or functional experience, such as senior general
management in attendance.
management; financial management or financial
professionals who are certified or licensed; sales or
marketing experience; human resources experience;
legal experience; technical experience or experience
Board of Directors
in distribution, logistics, or manufacturing; enterprise
experience, such as international transactional or
management responsibilities; experience with consumer
products companies; direct selling channel experience
Audit, Finance and Compensation and Nominating and or experience with product categories, which are sold
Executive by the Corporation; and other factors, such as diversity
Corporate Responsibility Management Governance
Committee status, academic profession, investment experience, or
Committee Development Committee
community or professional backgrounds. Candidates
must have sufficient time and schedule flexibility to afford
the opportunity to dedicate sufficient attention to the
business of the Company.
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The Company publishes a mission statement, as well The Company code of conduct also addresses matters Tupperware Brands Headquarter Initiatives
as its code of conduct (including a conflict of interest relating to compliance with the law, accounting and
Corporate Office Sustainability Program
policy) and code of ethics for financial executives on auditing rules; corporate opportunities; fair dealing;
its website. In addition, the Company code of conduct proprietary information, intellectual property, and Our commitment to sustainability begins at home and,
is distributed either electronically or in writing to all personal data; securities law; payment and gifts; for us, home is our headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
employees on an annual basis. The code of conduct antitrust and trade practices; safety, health, energy, Our internal program focuses on environmentally-
contains, among other things, a section on prohibited and environment; employment diversity; governmental conscious practices we can implement in our offices
conflicts of interest and requires a certification as to investigations; and political contributions. and the wellbeing of our employees.
compliance on an annual basis from management For years, Tupperware Brands headquarters has
employees. The Company's code of ethics for financial launched initiatives to save space and reduce waste
executives is distributed electronically annually to by reusing and recycling cardboard boxes from
all employees who are covered by the scope of office supplies and equipment. We further evolved A “Green @ Work” Associate Network has been
such code. The codes and mission statement apply our efforts in this area by replacing all cardboard established to provide leadership, mentoring, and
equally across all of the Company’s operations on a boxes with rented durable crates. Every office has education for future sustainability initiatives. We
worldwide basis. The Company’s Board of Directors recycling bins that accept paper, cardboard, glass, continually strive to discover new ways to become
has adopted procedures in the code of conduct for cans, and plastic products, and we also recycle better stewards of our environment.
reporting, investigating, and determining consequences electronic products. Through our Global Health Initiative (see page 25),
for violations of the codes. In addition, the Board of we have also expanded our fitness and wellness
Furthermore, we have eliminated almost all Styrofoam
Directors has adopted a process for review and approval programs. Among our Orlando Associates, 25%
and other disposable containers at our cafeteria and
of related-party transactions involving management or now use our Wellness Center daily, 45% participated
throughout our offices. Instead, we use Tupperware®
board members. in corporate and TupperFit 5K Run or Walk 7 times
products, such as Tupperware® mugs, tumblers, and
food containers — leading to less waste to landfills. a year, and 90% of senior management are directly
engaged in health initiatives.
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Providing Relevant, Sustainable Solutions to our Customers
Awards & Recognitions At Tupperware Brands, we are relentless about Additionally, Tupperware offers a lifetime warranty that
safety and quality and act as a good steward of allows consumers to return products that crack, chip,
The Company received the following awards and recognition in 2008:
the environment. Our company’s commitment to peel or break for replacement. This warranty allows us
sustainability is embedded in our products. In product to recycle the post-consumer product, thus avoiding
• “Platinum 400” America’s Best Big Companies • Two prestigious iF Seal Awards for development, we take special care to ensure that our disposal to landfill. Material identification codes are
by Forbes.com. Tupperware® Kitchen Preparation Tools products are safe and reduce environmental impacts, also stamped on all new products (and ongoing for all
and Allegra Line Phase I. while providing the premium performance our customers existing products), making them easy to sort in existing
• 2nd place in Fortune magazine’s World’s Most
expect from Tupperware Brands products. industrial recycling streams.
Admired Companies in the Household
Products Category. The spirit of Tupperware Quality extends to our seven
brands of beauty and personal care products, through
• American Heart Association START! Fit Friendly Tupperware is distinguished by a legacy of products safety, high quality, and desirability. An increasing
Company – Platinum Level for Tupperware Brands. that last a lifetime—and then some. It is quite common number of our beauty and personal care products
The Platinum Level is awarded to companies for Tupperware® products to be passed on from one
• Universal Design Consumer also offer environmental benefits through innovative
that demonstrate measurable outcomes to generation’s kitchen to the next.
Favorite 2009 for the Time Savers packaging that reduces resource consumption
Food Mill. Since Tupperware® products are intentionally designed and waste.
• 2nd place in the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 to last a lifetime, the company is relentless about quality.
• Two Good Design Awards by Japan Industrial Tupperware Brands is committed to being a leader in
Companies for Working Families.” The Orlando We are uncompromising about all the elements that go
Design Promotion Organization for the Vent ‘n Serve environmentally friendly product solutions, by focusing
Sentinel also recognized Tupperware as a model into testing, evaluating, and approving our products.
Range and Baseline Canisters Oval. on sustainable research and development on every
company for the “Healthy 100 Companies.” Another distinct characteristic of our products is in the stage of the product lifecycle, from new materials
• 2009 China Marketing Innovation Award in the way they are built; Tupperware Brands uses the highest,
• 2009 Green Good Design for the Full development to design, manufacturing, transport, usage,
category of Marketing Through Good Service. most durable mold making technology in the industry.
Contact™ microwaveable freeze and end of life recycling and reuse considerations. We
We ensure that our products can be manufactured with continuously strive to improve the total impact of our
containers and the 2009 Good • Product of the Year award for “consumer care,
the same standard of quality around the world. products and to integrate environmental considerations
Design Award for Tupperware® trendy design and high functional properties in
Kitchen Preparation Tools, as awarded by The modern kitchenware,” from Russia’s National Starting with the raw materials, every step in the into our business activities.
Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture Trade Association. manufacturing process complies with government
and Design. regulations and Tupperware’s stringent specifications for
• 2009 WebAward for Outstanding Website
consistency and safety. Before a Tupperware® product
• Three of Germany’s highly for Tupperware Brands' Website Redesign,
leaves the plant, it must pass rigorous performance
coveted Reddot Awards, from Web Marketing.
and durability tests under the most extreme product
including one “Best of the
• Horizon Interactive Awards 2009 Silver Award in usage conditions. By adhering to good manufacturing
Best” for the Allegra Line
recognition of Excellence in Interactive processes and regulations, and being vigilant and
Phase I. The competition evaluated 12,000
Media Production. unrelenting in our standards, Tupperware ensures that its
submissions from more than 60 countries.
products provide sustainable solutions.
• 2009 Product of the Year award from • Best Growing Competence Award from the China
Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCFA). Tupperware® products help people reduce waste, save
Pro-K (Fachverband Kunststoff-
money, organize their lives, and protect the environment.
Konsumwaren) for Tupperware’s
Our products, built to last a lifetime, eliminate the need
for disposable containers adding to landfills. We also
provide storage and cooking solutions to keep food fresh
longer and to increase energy efficiency.
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Preserving Your Future with Relevant Solutions for all Lifestyles Reduce Food Waste
Embracing the sustainability of the environment, Tupperware strives to offer relevant solutions to consumers’ needs, When food ends up in landfills, it becomes a large contributor to greenhouse
while preserving the future of the planet. Because the quality of Tupperware products allows them to last a lifetime, gas emissions.
they are a perfect alternative to items such as disposable containers and water bottles, paper towels, or sandwich The innovative venting system of the Tupperware FridgeSmart® Containers
bags, which end up polluting our landfills. helps keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer by controlling the amount of air
Our wide array of products allows our consumers to take tangible actions that have a positive impact on the circulating inside.
environment, while providing solutions to their daily needs. Below are ways Tupperware products support the Reduce Styrofoam and Disposable Cup Waste
sustainability of the planet.
Styrofoam is not biodegradable and takes up 25% to 30% of the available
space in U.S. landfills where it takes hundreds of years to dissolve.
Reduce the Consumption of Disposable Water Bottles
Tupperware offers sustainable solutions such as Commuter Mugs
In the the U.S. alone, over 40 billion disposable water bottles end up polluting
and Soup Mugs.
our landfills every year. These take over 1,000 years to biodegrade!
Tupperware offers many reusable drinking containers, such as Tumblers, Sports Reduce Non Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products and Paper-Towel Waste
Bottles, Eco Water Bottles, and Insulated Tumblers. Three thousand tons of paper towel are used and thrown out every day in the
U.S. alone. The Microfiber products from Tupperware such as the Microfiber
Kitchen and Window Towels, Chef’s Towel, or Dusting Mitt can be used without
Reduce Energy Consumption cleaning products and replace paper towels.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for over the past
200 years, the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, has caused the Reduce the use of Non-Reusable Food Containers
concentrations of heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" to increase significantly in Tupperware reusable containers are a great alternative for on-the-go
our atmosphere. disposable containers. The FlatOut!® containers flatten to fit in bags, and the
Using Tupperware’s microwave products, such as the Vent ‘N Serve™ and Heat CrystalWave® microwave containers and Sandwich Keepers are ideal for meals
‘N Serve™ lines to reheat, or the TupperWave StackCooker and Tupperware® on the go.
SmartSteamer to cook, will save up to 50% energy compared to using a
Tupperware Australia Recycling Program Caring For Our Environment
Another way to conserve energy is to use manually-operated Tupperware®
As an organization with a sizeable business presence stewardship. It is designed to minimize the
Time Savers, such as the Quick Chef, Whip ‘N Prep Chef, or FoodMill.
in Australia and New Zealand, Tupperware is proud to environmental impacts arising from the disposal of
Reduce Packaging Waste be a contributor to the positive environmental progress used packaging, conserve resources through better
and policies in this part of the world. design and production processes, and facilitate the re-
Tupperware offers smart solutions to store food bought in bulk. The Modular
For years, Tupperware’s recycling program has use and recycling of used packaging materials.
Mates® containers are perfect for dry storage and the Freezer Mates®
containers are ideal for freezing large quantities of food at once. allowed consumers to return their Tupperware® Tupperware Australia’s action plan can be found at:
products when they are no longer in use. These http://www.packagingcovenant.org.au/documents/File/
Reduce Waste from Disposable Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, products are recycled into reusable, low-grade pipe, Tupperware_AP_08_11.pdf
and Food Storage Bags builder’s film, and plant pots.
Tupperware Australia is committed to only using paper
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, aluminum foil and Because Tupperware offers consumers so many for all its printed materials that is sourced from raw
closures account for 400,000 tons of our nation’s municipal solid waste stream. durable, sustainable solutions, customers in Australia materials grown and harvested using responsible
Only 10% of that waste was recovered or recycled, leaving 360,000 tons in and New Zealand can reduce the amount of plastic forestry practices. Recycling of these materials is
the landfills. Add to that the 2 million tons of plastic wrap and over 1.5 tons of wrap, non-degradable throw-away containers, encouraged with this Recycle Me Logo.
plastic bags that are disposed of in landfills—each year. and disposable packaging negatively impacting
Tupperware’s durable and versatile refrigerator storage containers, such as the environment.
the Stuffables®, KeepTabs™, and Pak ‘N Stor®, are a perfect alternative to Tupperware Australia is a signatory to the Australian
disposable wrap, foil, or disposable bags. National Packaging Covenant — a unique,
collaborative agreement between Governments
and Industry based on the principles of product
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Taking Care of Their Skin While Caretaking The Earth
Fuller Argentina recently introduced, under the Nutrimetics brand, a way for
The Greening of College Campuses consumers to take care of their skin while caretaking the earth. The goal was to
reduce waste since throwing away product packaging after using the content
Tupperware Malaysia has set a goal of eliminating the use of
increases waste to landfills that will not degrade for thousands of years. By
disposable food packaging on college campuses throughout
saving the facial cream containers, consumers will be able to replace the content
the country. To that end, we launched the BYO (Bring Your
without disposing of the container or creating the need for a new one. The refill
Own containers) Environment Project with public and private
concept will decrease the harmful environmental impact caused by plastic waste.
universities and have already reached over 200,000 students
through the initiative.
BYO weeks on campuses include exhibits about the
detrimental effects of landfills and garbage disposal, contests
to reinforce the BYO message, and interactive activities
with Tupperware personnel about the safety of plastics.
Tupperware is making affordable, reusable alternatives
available to students.
The results of the initiative thus far have been significant.
Food operators on campus are also providing incentives to
students who bring their own containers. In 2009, the Inti
College-Nilai project team won Best Environmental Project
at that university; Universiti Malaya implemented a campus- Refilling Without Polluting
wide ban on disposable food packaging; and Universiti Sains Nuvo Cosmetics recognizes the importance of safeguarding our environment. In addition to working on many
Malaysia made BYO containers into a University policy, up different local eco-friendly programs, Nuvo has launched a refillable concept for its sachets and cosmetic
to and including the dean’s office, and placed a total ban on blush, while passing on the savings of the refills to the consumer. With refillable sachets, Nuvo is reducing
Styrofoam containers for food. 64% of its plastic consumption for these products and reducing plastic consumption by 71% with its renewable
Another notable event occurred in December 2009 when the AIESEC-MIRACLE Youth (Malaysian Interactive blush containers. Nowadays, 78% of their consumers choose powder and blush refill products and 74% refill
Cultural Learning Experience) 09/10 selected Tupperware’s Eco-Environment program to be used in their shampoo and hair conditioner products. Nuvo is also reducing plastic waste in an initiative that will lower plastic
Interactive School Program (ISP) – a project where university students go to secondary schools to conduct bag usage by sales representatives to less than nine a week.
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Improving Sustainability in our Operations
Product Responsibility People, practices, philosophy, and passion are all part friendly company. Worldwide standardized Policies &
Concerns over Polycarbonate Containers of sustainable manufacturing at Tupperware Brands. Procedures, conducting internal regulatory audits and
At Tupperware Brands, we assess the health and
Through our comprehensive environmental, safety, and inspections, training, tracking resources, eliminating
safety impacts for all newly developed and marketed In recent years, some scientists and others have
health policies, we protect the health and safety of our hazards, and conserving energy are the means through
products. Our health and safety impact assessment raised concerns over the use of polycarbonate
Associates, act as good stewards of the environment, and which Tupperware Brands meets its environmental,
covers the entire product lifecycle, starting from containers for food and beverage applications,
produce quality sustainable products. safety, and health goals and objectives. Tupperware
the concept, through research and development, particularly with children. Polycarbonate is a high-
Sustainability extends to Tupperware Brands’ pollution Brands has significantly expanded its internal Total
certification, manufacturing, and use by end consumers, strength plastic which is made from the substance
prevention and resource conservation initiatives. Quality Report process in 2009 to include more detailed
all the way to product disposal or recycling. We bisphenol-A (BPA). Although certain Tupperware
Throughout Tupperware Brands’ manufacturing plants, tracking of each facility’s environmental performance
assess these impacts against the Tupperware Brands’ products are made from polycarbonate, it is not
environmental management procedures are utilized as and resource conservation program.
Code of Conduct, international, national, and industry used in our baby bottles, children’s food products,
standards, and other benchmarks. In addition, we or toys. BPA has been approved for use in food a method of managing processes that allow Tupperware Each manufacturing facility must report all significant
assess health and safety impacts for all new raw contact products for decades and continues to be Brands to analyze, control, and reduce the environmental spills and environmental issues to Tupperware Brands
materials (e.g., plastics, metals, ceramics, and woods) approved by international governmental regulatory impact of its activities, products, and services. Environmental & Safety Engineering Department. The
and chemicals (additives and colorants for products agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug From seeking alternative chemicals and manufacturing information must also be included in the annual Total
or consumable chemicals). For products under the Administration, the European Food Safety Agency, techniques to installing energy-efficient lighting and Quality Report submitted by each facility. Tupperware®
children toy category, we also pursue certification by and the Japanese ministry for Health, Labor and wastewater treatment systems, Tupperware Brands is products manufacturing plants have minimal chemicals
external laboratories to ensure safety in use based on Welfare. Tupperware follows the recommendations working diligently to reduce its global impact on in their manufacturing processes, while the beauty
international standards (ASTM, CFR, EN, and ISO). The and guidance of these agencies regarding the environment. facilities, by their very nature, process more substances.
health and safety impact assessments are documented materials that may be used in our high quality Total environmental expenditures for Tupperware Brands
Tupperware Brands’ manufacturing facilities worldwide
and recorded through our Quality Management System. products. In addition to the research conducted by in 2009 were $2.4 million.
use a process of continual improvement to implement
To ensure proper and safe usage of our products, written these agencies, Tupperware has also conducted
practices that ensure a safe and environmentally
instructions are provided for consumers to review prior to studies through independent testing laboratories to
use. On Tupperware® containers, appropriate symbols confirm the safety of our materials and has found
and descriptions are molded onto the containers to the migration levels of BPA in our polycarbonate
products to be well within levels specified as Goals and Objectives of Tupperware Brands Corporate
provide consumers with a quick reference for proper and Environmental & Safety Engineering Department
safe usage. Manufacturing dates are also stamped on acceptable by the governmental regulatory
all new products (and ongoing for existing products), agencies. The safety of Tupperware’s consumers is
which link to all sourcing and manufacturing information foremost and, therefore, the Company will continue
on the company’s internal website. to monitor the scientific debate and strenuously
research the best materials for use in its products.
There were no incidents of non-compliance with
regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health
and safety impacts of our products in 2009.
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Pollution Prevention & Resource Conservation Program The majority of our emissions are associated with
electricity use at our manufacturing, sales, and distribution
Pollution prevention and resource conservation play an Tupperware Brands is constantly vigilant of its processes
facilities (84% in 2009). This is categorized as Indirect
integral part in the Company’s overall environmental and use of raw materials, and is always seeking Behavior Changes
Emissions (or “Scope 2”) based on the internationally 1,352
program. Tupperware Brands recognizes significant alternative chemicals and manufacturing techniques to Process Redesign
accepted GHG Protocol. Direct Emissions (“Scope 1”) 4,457
opportunities to implement the “3R” (reduce, reuse, reduce its global impact. Ozone depleting chemicals
account for the remaining 16% of our emissions. They
and recycle) program at our plant facilities. Initiatives have been minimized in the manufacturing process;
include emissions from fuels used in our facilities and fleet.
to reduce, reuse, and recycle paper, cardboard, wood, toxic and hazardous chemicals have been substituted
energy, water, and plastics are preserving resources with innocuous substances; and waste is rigidly Manufacturing plants are the largest source of our GHG
while saving money. controlled and properly disposed of in accordance with emissions (74%). Therefore, we have focused on reducing
regulations. While our air emissions are minimal, a plan electricity and fuel uses at our plant facilities. Much of our
In 2009, about 24 million pounds (11 million kg) of
is in place to begin tracking air emissions as part of our GHG emission reduction from 2008 to 2009 was due to
materials were conserved through reduction, reuse,
internal Total Quality Report process in 2010. the increase of renewable energy sources in our electricity
and recycling efforts at the manufacturing facilities
mix globally. Our plants in Belgium, Brazil, France, and
worldwide. This includes 12 million pounds (5 million Uniform environmental standards are followed Equipment
Venezuela now use 100% renewable energy sources in Conversion &
kg) of cardboard and paper, 9 million pounds (4 million worldwide. Wastewater treatment systems have been
their electricity contracts. Similar low-carbon opportunities 16,822
kg) of plastic, 1 million pounds (0.5 million kg) of metal, installed around the world. Good, clean water is an
are also being evaluated in other plants.
as well as oils and woods. These efforts resulted in important commodity to be conserved and maintained.
None of Tupperware Brands operations are energy intensive.
a savings of approximately $8 million, which offsets In 2009, our manufacturing operations withdrew a total Our Carbon Footprint
(in metric tons of CO2 equivalents) Hence, our CO2 emissions are relatively low. Therefore,
spending on the plants’ environmental and safety efforts. of 371,477 m3 of water. Water sources are primarily 100,000 we have also focused on avoiding GHG emissions in our
Recycled packaging materials are also used at our municipal water supplies, utilities, and on-site wells. 80,000 supply chain through our conservation efforts. Through our
manufacturing plants. Almost all our plants are using Our plant in Belgium also has a rainwater collection Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R) program (see opposite
corrugated cardboards with recycled content. Ten of system that reduces the requirement for water from page), we have avoided more than 78,000 metric tons of
our 18 manufacturing plants worldwide (including three other sources. 40,000
CO2 equivalents in 2009 (compared to 69,000 metric tons
beauty and one Diecraft) have reached high levels of 20,000 avoided in 2008). The amount of emissions avoided was
average cardboard recycled content, ranging from 70% calculated using Life Cycle Assessment and emission
to 100%. Our plants in Belgium, France, India, and Number of Manufacturing Plants with >70%
2008 2009 factors prepared by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Average Cardboard Recycled Content
Mexico (Beauty plant) have average cardboard recycled Scope 2 Indirect It includes emission reductions from avoided use of
content of 100%. 12 virgin products, increase in forest carbon sequestration,
Scope 1 Direct
and avoided landfills. GHG avoided from 3R activities
Tupperware Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Data History 8 In 2009, approximately 23,000 GJ (gigajoules) of energy corresponds to over 85% of Tupperware Brands’
30 $9 6 saving were attributed to conservation and efficiency total GHG emissions.
Total Reduced, Reused, or Recycled (pounds)
4 improvements. This results in significant GHG emission
reduction, as well as approximately $500,000 of cost
Financial Savings (Million US$)
$7 saving. Our energy saving was achieved through:
2008 2009 90,000
• Process redesign — such as alternating chillers and 80,000
cooling tower use depending on weather conditions, and 70,000
Reducing our Carbon Footprint 60,000
minimizing use of heat tunnels in plastic molding process.
We conducted our first assessment of greenhouse gas
$4 • Equipment conversion and retrofitting — such as 40,000
(GHG) emissions, or “carbon footprint,” for Tupperware 30,000
converting to lower wattage and more efficient
10 $3 Brands operations in 2008. Since then, we have focused 20,000
lighting, retrofitting compressors with more efficient 10,000
on identifying opportunities and taking actions to reduce 0
$2 pumps, and replacing old motors with more energy
our carbon footprint. 2008 2009
$1 Our worldwide GHG emissions in 2009 were estimated
• Changes in personnel behavior — such as changing
0 $0 to be 89,300 metric tons of CO2. This is approximately
vacation schedules to match peak energy usage and
2006 2007 2008 2009 4% less than the 92,900 metric tons of CO2 estimated for
turning off computers when not in use.
2008. (Note that the 2008 emission estimates have been
Total Reduced, Reused, or Recycled
revised from last year's report to reflect more accurate
electricity fuel mix data at our manufacturing facilities.)
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Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance
Tupperware Brands’ commitment to the health and safety Health and safety trainings are conducted at our Regular internal audits and inspections ensure compliance Tupperware North America and Europe
of its Associates continues to be one of the core values manufacturing plants, based on training needs identified with regulatory requirements. In 2009 there were no
of the company. This commitment can be seen in the in our worldwide environmental, health, and safety audits. significant monetary fines, non-monetary sanctions,
recordable and lost time injury rates that are a fraction of At unionized facilities, health and safety trainings are also governmental sanctions, or environmental cases brought In 2008, Tupperware North America and Tupperware
the U.S. manufacturing industry’s benchmarks. conducted as part of our union contracts. against the company. This attests to the success of the Europe began using paper that supports well-
Tupperware Brands’ Environmental and Safety Programs. managed forestry and ink that contains nearly
Recordable and lost time injury rates for each type of We also conduct annual Health Fairs at our manufacturing one-third renewable resources. Although there
Tupperware’s manufacturing operations are also well plants. At these events, we offer blood pressure There were no major spills in 2009 and minor spills were are some differences in how a paper mill and
below their respective industry average. screenings, blood tests, mammograms, nutritional facts, promptly addressed at the plant level without giving rise subsequent owners of the paper, such as printers
A formal joint health and safety committee in each and preventative health guidelines for our Associates. to environmental impact. and publishers, qualify for each certification,
manufacturing plant is comprised of 50% management We also conduct audiograms and hearing tests for our earning certification means that the pulp in the
Associates and are seeking additional programs to Emergency Response paper was harvested responsibly by a company
and 50% worker representation. The size of the committee
enhance our Global Health Initiative (see page 25). All Tupperware Brands facilities have comprehensive that is replanting as they harvest and allowing
varies according to plant size. Approximately 5% of the
Business Continuity Plans to address disruptions such sufficient growth before harvesting again. Key
total workforce participated in these committees.
as fire, severe weather, medical incidents, and chemical certifications are PEFC (Program for Endorsement
Recordable Injuries Lost Time Injuries spills. The plans include detailed actions to be taken by of Forest Certification) and FSC (Forest Stewardship
2 Council). We do not stop at just the paper, but
the trained plant emergency response teams.
1.6 also make environmental decisions about the
Several of our larger plants have medical staff, including ink supplier we use. We use Quad's Enviro/Tech
medical doctors or nurses on site. In addition, our plants inks. They have two goals: to reduce the volatile
0.8 provide blood borne pathogen awareness training to organic compounds emissions, and reduce the use
2 of nonrenewable resources, such as petroleum-
0.4 our Associates. Each department within a plant has
personnel trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation based oils, used in web offset printing. Enviro/Tech
(CPR) and First Aid. We also maintain a company-wide inks have renewable resource content, including
2006 2007 2008 2009 2006 2007 2008 2009
pandemic policy that addresses the needs of Associates vegetable oils and pine resin, of approximately 27%.
Tupperware Brands Tupperware Brands and their families should an illness require such
US Manufacturing Benchmarks US Manufacturing Benchmarks preventive measures. We also take into account how
such events may impact our Sales Force and determine
the best way to support them.
2009 Lost Time Injury Rate 2009 Recordable Injury Rate
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Caring for our Global Workforce
Supporting health and well-being of our Associates, Benefit Plans Global Health Initiative
or employees, is a top priority for Tupperware Brands.
The Company offers defined benefit pension plans Our Global Health Initiative has its roots in a World now offers personal trainers and fitness classes at a
Our commitment to health and safety are evident in
in several countries with the largest plans, including Economic Forum that our CEO Rick Goings attended fraction of what it would cost at a private gym. Healthy
our low workplace incident rates as well as our long-
Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico, and in 2007. Goings, along with leaders from business, breakfast and lunch menus are offered in our cafeteria,
running efforts to provide health screenings and promote
Australia. It is the Company’s policy to contribute to government and civil entities responded to a call to with nutritional information listed with all meals. The
preventative health practices to our associates (see
these plans where pension laws and economics either action to strengthen the commitment to employee company also brought in an on-site Weight Watchers
page 22). Starting in 2008, we have furthered our effort
require or encourage funding. As such, most of our wellness in the workplace on a global scale. Program. Collectively, our Orlando Associates have
by launching a Global Health Initiative (see opposite
pension plans are funded through separate trusts. All Tupperware Brands aspires for all its Associates and already lost over 1,000 pounds!
page), which focuses on building a healthy lifestyle.
plans are in compliance with all local funding laws. sales force members to focus on a healthy lifestyle which Because so many chronic diseases are linked
We offer support to our Associates and their families
The aggregated projected benefit obligation (PBO) encompasses a focus on fitness, nutrition and health. to tobacco usage, our Orlando campus became
through comprehensive benefits and services including
under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles The vision and goals of the Global Health Initiative completely smoke free. Smoking cessation classes are
health and welfare benefits, financial security and
(GAAP), as of December 27, 2009, was $218.7 million for align with the company’s focus on a High Performance available to Associates and their dependents, and so
income replacement programs, and resources to help
the Company’s defined benefit pension plans in total and Culture by safeguarding the health of our Associates far 39% of those who were smokers have quit. Stress
balance work and family life.
those plans had asset with an aggregate market value as a key priority of the business. The end result will management seminars are another means of support,
Local Employment of $108.3 million Contributions to the Company’s defined be an engaged, vibrant workforce that is energized to as are chair massages, a great stress reliever and
benefit plans are determined by funding regulations, contribute to the growth of the business. popular option.
At Tupperware Brands, we believe that to be successful
negotiations with trustees when applicable, and The Global Health Initiative began in March 2008 with
today and in the future, companies must be able to build As a powerful incentive, we introduced a TupperFit
economics. The Company’s Management Committee a pilot program at the company’s global headquarters
and motivate teams of high performers who come from Passport Program. With the Passport program,
for Employee Benefits (MCEB) approves any funding in in Orlando, Florida. We started with a survey to find out
different backgrounds and have different perspectives. associates get points for different events in which they
excess of legal minimums. more about the needs and interests of our Associates.
This adds value to the diversity of our sales force, participate. It could be attending a health fair, going to a
consumers, global business partners, and vendors. The The Company offers defined contribution plans in Using the feedback, we began to initiate changes to fitness or nutrition class, or participating in a walk or run.
company has a well-established, fine-tuned process many countries. The Company encourages employee existing programs and introduce new health living If you achieve the designated number of points within a
for employing local residents who fit the needs of each contributions to the plans, and in some cases provides opportunities. Gym hours were extended, and our gym designated timeframe, you earn a half day off.
community. The results are a local workforce whose for matching contributions and other employer
skills increase significantly and who then have greater contributions. As the Company operates these plans
opportunity for future employment. in a variety of countries whose social securities laws
vary widely, the plans also vary considerably between
Local and global training programs place high potential
entities. In 2009, the Company contributed $7.8 million
leaders in assignments at major locations outside their
to these plans.
home country to prepare them to take on leadership
roles in their home locations and/or with the The Company also provides certain postretirement
Company overall. healthcare and life insurance benefits for selected U.S.
and Canadian employees. Government healthcare
Wages programs cover most employees and retirees outside
Tupperware Brands complies with, but does not the United States. U.S. and Canadian employees may
use, regional minimum wage standards to define become eligible for these Company-provided benefits if
its compensation strategy for employees. Its salary they reach normal retirement age while working for the
programs are designed to attract, retain, and motivate Company or satisfy certain age and years of service
a highly productive workforce through the use of requirements. The medical plans are contributory for
compensation programs that are internally equitable, most retirees, with contributions adjusted annually, and
externally competitive, and which recognize good contain other cost-sharing features, such as deductibles
performance. These practices ensure that the employee and co-insurance. The aggregated PBO relating to the
pay structure is tailored to geographically competitive postretirement plan under U.S. GAAP as of December
standards with the majority of our locations offering 31, 2009 was $38.4 million. This plan is currently
entry-level compensation that exceeds local unfunded by the Company and contributions are made
minimum rates. to the plan to cover annual benefits as needed.
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Our Independent Sales Force
In September 2008, the Global Health Initiative was Tupperware Brands distributes products to consumers through an independent sales force that exceeds 2 million
launched to all Tupperware Brands markets worldwide. members worldwide.
Here are some of the health initiatives underway across
In Tupperware Asia Pacific:
• Health snacks and fresh fruit have replaced
high calorie and high fat content food in all
• “No More Elevators” campaign in Japan
encourages Associates to use the stairs.
• Lunch time walking groups have formed.
• Organized fitness programs, including
aerobics, yoga, ping pong, and boot camp,
have been started.
• All offices are smoke free.
In Tupperware Europe, Africa, and Middle East:
• Company-sponsored health club memberships
available in most markets including the addition of
some on-site workout facilities.
• Run/Walk clubs participants take part in local Tupperware
marathon races. Tupperware’s products are distributed worldwide by distributors and directors to assist in recruiting,
• Healthy eating seminars and cooking demonstrations primarily through the “direct selling” channel under training, and motivating dealers, while continuing
are becoming increasingly well attended. which products are sold to consumers outside traditional to sell products.
retail store locations. The system facilitates the timely
• 54% of Europe, Africa and Middle East markets As of December 26, 2009, the Tupperware Brands’
distribution of products to consumers, without having to
are smoke-free and remaining 46% are holding distribution system had approximately 1,800 distributors,
work through intermediaries, and establishes uniform
participating in smoking cessation classes. 61,300 managers, and 1.3 million dealers worldwide.
practices regarding the use of Tupperware trademarks
During the year, 16.5 million Tupperware® parties took
In the International Beauty group: and administrative arrangements, such as order entry,
delivery and payment, along with the recruiting and
• Tupperware Brands Philippines launched a “Body Tupperware Brands relies primarily on the “party”
training of dealers.
Beautyfuller” weight loss challenge program. method of sales which is designed to enable the
Tupperware products are primarily sold directly to
• Tupperware Mexico offers free fitness and dance purchaser to appreciate the features and benefits
distributors, directors, managers, and dealers (“Sales
classes to Associates. of Tupperware® products through demonstration.
Force”) throughout the world. Where distributorships are
Tupperware Brands parties are held in homes, offices,
• Fuller Mexico provided Nutrition Counseling course granted, distributors have the right to market Tupperware
social clubs, and other locations. Tupperware® products
and Health Diagnostics assessments to Associates. products using parties and other non-retail methods and
are also promoted through brochures mailed to people
• Fuller Argentina developed training materials for to utilize the Tupperware trademark. The vast majority of
invited to attend Tupperware parties and various other
smoking cessation and eating disorders. the sales force is made up of independent contractors
types of demonstrations. Sales of Tupperware® products
who are not employees of Tupperware Brands.
• BeautiControl offices have been smoke free since are supported by Tupperware through a program
January 2009. In addition to the introduction of new products and of sales promotions, sales and training aids, and
development of new geographic markets, a key element motivational conferences for the sales force. In addition,
Our Global Health Initiative has won us the recognition
of Tupperware Brands’ strategy is expanding its to support its sales force, Tupperware utilizes catalogs,
of the American Heart Association START! Fit Friendly
business by increasing the size of its sales force. Under television, and magazine advertising, which help to
Company – Platinum Level for our Orlando headquarters
the system, distributors and directors recruit, train, increase its sales levels with hard-to-reach customers
effort (see page 26).
and motivate a large number of dealers. Managers are and generate sales force leads for parties and
developed from among the dealer group and promoted new dealers.
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Tupperware Brands operates integrated direct Providing Opportunities to Women There are as many stories of empowerment as there are women on the global sales force.
access strategies around the world to enhance its • Norlia bt Ismail joined the Tupperware business in Malaysia by chance in 1995.
core party plan business and to allow consumers to She loved the products then, but they were mainly only for her personal use.
obtain Tupperware® products other than by attending However, in 1998, recession affected her husband’s business and they had to
a Tupperware party. These strategies include retail sell their house, cars, and all their Tupperware stocks to pay their loans and
access points, Internet selling (which includes the debts. There was hardly any money left to pay for rent, food, and education
option of personal websites for the United States sales for their children. She felt miserable at that time. However, her Manager
force), and television shopping. In addition, Tupperware encouraged her and supported her through those hard times. Her manager
Brands enters into business-to-business transactions, constantly reminded her that only “she” could help herself get out of this misery.
in which it sells products to a partner company for sale Her friends, who were her team members, lent her their stocks so she could
to consumers through the partner’s distribution channel, start parties again. She has never looked back. Now, she has been promoted
with a link back to the party plan business to generate to Associate Executive Director and has prospered in her Tupperware business. She and her family are able to
additional Tupperware parties. live comfortably once again, and her children have gone to universities and become successful themselves. Her
Beauty Tupperware Brands empowers women in their roles Tupperware business is more than a side income to her, it has changed her life and made her a more confident
Beauty products are sold primarily through consultants as builders and sustainers of strong families and and determined woman!
and directors who are primarily independent contractors. communities. The company has shaped its business • Before Lakshmi Rajendra joined Tupperware in India, she and her husband struggled financially, with an income
Of the larger beauty businesses operated by the model around the belief that any motivated woman can of about 600 rupees ($13) a month. They had to borrow money to send their daughter to school. That was
Company, BeautiControl North America and Nutrimetics® be successful as an income producer by building her 6 years ago. Now, their daughter is an engineer—her tuition to engineering school paid for from the money
Australia operate under the party plan, one-to-many own direct sales business—if she receives assistance Lakshmi made from her Tupperware business. Lakshmi currently earns more than 20,000 rupees ($425) a month
selling system. In order to provide immediate product and confidence from colleagues and mentors. and is respected as a saleswoman, manager, motivator, and role model, especially by her daughter.
delivery, the sales force in these businesses may When a woman becomes part of Tupperware Brands, • Maria Martin joined Tupperware in 2005 shortly after her son was diagnosed
maintain a small inventory of products. The other large she joins more than 2 million empowered women in with a severe form of autism. She left a very well paying job so that she could
beauty businesses operate primarily through one-on-one almost 100 countries who are improving the quality of life take care of her sick child. Emotionally and financially devastated, she found
sales interactions with product shipments made by the for their families and communities. in her early Tupperware career a support system where she was surrounded by
Company after end consumers have ordered products. incredible, uplifting women. Even on months when she didn’t sell, she felt valued
Women’s economic empowerment is a core brand
BeautiControl consultants in the United States are element that is, and always will be, good for the business at the Tupperware meetings. She remembers one meeting in particular when
encouraged to use company-developed and sponsored and a differentiating factor for Tupperware Brands, both her director gave her a rose, on one day that she couldn’t have needed it more!
personal Internet web pages called BeautiPage in order in developed and developing markets. It is a flexible After her first Jubilee in 2008, she decided that she was going to pull herself
to utilize multiple selling opportunities. concept that adjusts to different cultural situations, local and her family out of the ruins. She worked her way slowly and became a Director in July 2009. She attended a
As of December 26, 2009, the sales force representing customs, and management. The model continues to be New Director Training and a Summit in Las Vegas, and took her family on a once in a lifetime trip to Disney World
the Beauty businesses totaled 1.1 million, of which replicated and adapted with success around the world. on Tupperware. In her own words, “Being able to run my own Tupperware business, working at my own pace
570,000 were located in North America. around a family of five with disability, has saved my home, my life, and my family.”
Since the early 1990s, Tupperware Brands has been
expanding rapidly into developing countries where • Maxene and Pat Kauri joined Nutrimetics Australia in 1993 when their children were 3 years and 4 months
women often face steep educational and cultural barriers old. Maxene really wanted to stay home with their children, but it was tough trying to make it on one income.
to employment. Nutrimetics provided Maxene the opportunity to build a business from home when her children were young.
As they grew, she put in even more time and now generates a full-time income while still enjoying the flexibility
About 86% of Company revenues now come from
to focus on her family. Pat helps as well, and together they have received recognition, incentives, and four
international markets, with 51% of that coming from
company cars. They have also been on some incredible reward trips to places like Africa, Thailand, Canada,
emerging markets, including Argentina, Brazil, China,
Japan, Las Vegas, and China—international travel that they never thought they would have the chance
India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and
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• When Julie Chayer gave birth prematurely at 29 weeks to her son Rémi, she had Chain of Confidence
to give up on a well-paid job to take care of him, as his health would not allow
In 2007, Tupperware Brands launched the Chain A website, www.chainofconfidence.com, and social
for daycare. Her constant exposure to disease and her isolation from the outside
of Confidence campaign in response to a national network, www.facebook.com/chainofconfidence, serve
world, necessary to the health of Rémi, caused her to become very depressed.
survey the company commissioned that revealed the as a global community for women where they can share
She suffered from loneliness and her self-confidence was extremely low. She
importance of women’s relationships with each other. stories of empowerment, learn how and where to serve
knew that she had to get out of her house, but needed a flexible schedule to take
Eighty-five percent of the women indicated that a as volunteers, and celebrate their friendships.
care of her son. That’s when she decided to start selling Tupperware part time.
supportive network of female friends is more likely to
Her first six months with the company were more a social activity than a job and
make them feel confident in the long-term than simply
allowed her to meet wonderful people and most of all, regain her self-esteem.
looking good ever will.
Being recognized for all her successes (her first $500 party, each new recruit,
each dollar sold, each new level up, etc.) was really rewarding. However, it was Tupperware Brands' Chain of Confidence honors women
really the social aspect which had the most positive impact on her. Each week, she felt like a blooming flower around the world and the profound, life-altering impact
and her self confidence kept growing stronger. Julie is now a very successful Director in Québec and is proud to that they can have on one another. The campaign
say that Tupperware truly is a people company. The best way to make people believe in themselves is to place celebrates the powerful bonds of friendship that connect
your trust in them. women together and significantly shape who they are
and who they have the potential to become. There are
Economic opportunities have a multiplying effect. In the words of Caroline Schoofs, Tupperware Canada, “When you
many issues and challenges facing women and girls
change the life of a woman, you change the life of an entire family.”
around the globe and by coming together, women can
help resolve challenges in their neighborhoods and
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Global Social Responsibility
In 2009, the company contributed more than $6.7 million Driving Positive Changes
to support social programs and non-profit organizations
Tupperware Brands is a leader in driving positive
around the world. The company’s financial efforts and
change in women’s lives. Our efforts focus on initiatives
volunteer initiatives were more than matched by the
that build confident, accomplished women and girls who
efforts of over 2 million individuals in our independent
are capable of taking ownership of their future and able
sales force members.
to assume leadership roles in their families and their
In North America, Tupperware U.S. and Canada communities. It is widely accepted that these outcomes
continued to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of are the best pathway to effecting positive change
America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. Tupperware around the world. And, it’s part of the seamless transition
Russia, UNICEF, and Nastenka Foundation, a local from being a beneficiary of mentors at Tupperware to
charity, strengthened their partnership focused on becoming a mentor who passes it on.
supporting families that stay together through tough
For over 60 years, Tupperware Brands has made a economic times. Tupperware India launched a “Chain A Focus on Adolescent Girls
difference in the lives of women around the world by of Confidence” campaign to bring about economic Tupperware has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs
offering an independent business opportunity that is empowerment, education and healthcare for women for many years. But when BGCA introduced SMART
appealing both for its flexibility and financial potential. and their families through its support for Literacy India Girls, a component of its SMART (Skills Mastery and
We’re passionate about changing lives and everything and World Vision. Tupperware Mexico, Fuller Cosmetics Resistance Training) Moves family of programs, the
we do is channeled to express that passion to the 2.4 Mexico, and Tupperware Brands South Africa have values and goals were a perfect match for Tupperware
million independent sales force members that are part of committed to replicating the extremely successful and a great way to expand the relationship. Over the
our organization. We express it in our training, resources, Boys & Girls Clubs of America after school program in past three years, Tupperware Brands has donated more
incentives, product quality, and values. Our vision their markets by working with local civic and business than $1.5 million to the program, reaching an estimated
extends beyond our global sales force because as these leaders. Tupperware Brands companies in Indonesia, 250,000 girls in the U.S.
women grow more confident and achieve personal and Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, India, Germany, France, and At the heart of SMART Girls is a mentorship component.
financial success, their families prosper. It’s a winning, the Philippines continue to partner with local non-profit A relationship with a mentor is a powerful tool and many
life changing experience for everyone. The power to organizations focused on the well-being of women and of the girls in the program are benefiting from having
touch and improve lives is the heart of the Tupperware the education of their children. a Tupperware Brands female sales force member or
Brands portfolio of companies.
associate as a mentor.
Connecting with Local Needs
in Over 100 Countries
Giving back to the communities where we live and work
is central to our history and culture. Tupperware Brands’
commitment to Global Social Responsibility lives in our
markets and communities. This is where we build long-
lasting relationships that leverage our resources and
optimize our competencies. We place special emphasis
on issues that impact the future success and well-being
of girls and women. Research and studies point to the
education of women and girls as the most effective
catalyst for social change.
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A Few Initiatives Around the Globe
Our BeautiControl Beauty business enjoys a
These and many other local programs empower women every day to be change agents in their homes, communities, meaningful relationship with the WHO (Women
and all around them in every continent. Helping Others) Foundation. Because of the huge
correlation between illiteracy and drop out rates, as
well as teen pregnancy, we collaborated with First
Women and girls in Indonesia are disproportionately
Book to raise $48,000 for books to be distributed at
affected by illiteracy, domestic violence, and the lack
child care centers in New Orleans. By leveraging
of concern for education. To empower Indonesian relationships, we turned $48,000 into $400,000
girls and young women, Tupperware Indonesia started in books.
the “Developing Confidence” program. Through
educational activities such as writing skills training,
writing competitions, and an art school, the program
helps children, especially girls from underprivileged
communities, develop their talents and fulfill their Tupperware Venezuela partners with Venezuela sin Límites, an organization that offers support, leverages
hopes and dreams. resources and expands outreach for more than 400 social development organizations nationwide. The first
campaign focuses on the basic rights of children: the right to equality, a caring family, an education and
recreation, and to be gainfully employed.
Tupperware Brands South Africa is playing a lead role in moving the Boys and Girls Clubs from imagination Tupperware & Fuller Brazil partner with Fundação Abrinq, a non-profit organization created in 1990 by a group
to reality through an agreement with the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality to establish a of business leaders concerned with the situation of orphaned and abandoned children in Brazil. More than one
sustainable, professionally resourced and managed youth club facility in Soweto. million young people have benefited from actions developed by the Abrinq Foundation and its partners.
Fuller Cosmetics and Tupperware Brands Mexico The Logros Foundation contributes towards the sustainable
forged a partnership with Club de Niños y Niñas development of communities by improving the quality of
de Mexico. Much like the Boys & Girls Clubs of children’s lives and promoting nutrition and education through
the development of organic vegetable gardens in public
America, Club de Niños y Niñas de Mexico has
schools. It also promotes development, production, and the
become “the place to go after school.” It started
handling of natural resources in a respectful manner. To date,
out as a grassroots organization with the support
the foundation has initiated organic gardens in 440 schools,
of local businessmen who were alarmed at the with more than 44,000 children participating at locations in
increasing crime rates among youth. Most often, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Uruguay’s Nuvó Cosméticos
children who get involved in crime do so during the SA and Fundación Logros partner to support a program
unstructured hours after school. At the Clubs, kids that teaches young children and their families’ organic farming and healthy eating habits. The Organic Orchard
can participate in sports and arts and crafts; they Program encourages children's individual and collective growth and creates a fun and exciting learning
can learn computer and other job skills. Adults and peers provide insights and information to help them make environment in schools and communities. Our collaboration includes providing financial support, volunteering
positive life choices to steer them away from drugs, crime, and unwanted pregnancy. and mentoring, distributing children’s books, and teaching an education program that supports a network of
sustainable organic vegetable gardens, cultivated by under-privileged students and their families in communities
in South America.
Tupperware France & Foundation Coeur et Artères are leading the effort to help women reduce the quantity
and enhance the quality of the food they offer their families. Heart disease is the leading cause of female
Nuvo Cosmetics in Uruguay partnered
deaths in France. with NGO CEMPRE and the Ministry of
Environmental Issues on a campaign to
reduce the use of disposable shopping
bags. They created the reusable
Tupperware Russia, UNICEF & Nastenka Foundation, a local charity, are partnering to help families stay
“Chismosa” bags and distributed over
together through tough times by providing a supportive network for women and girls. Tupperware Russia has 2,000 of them for free. They also started
supported this effort with effective cause related marketing programs and sales force engagement. selling Eco reusable grocery bags.
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Things to Look Forward to in 2010
As we continue on our journey toward sustainability at Tupperware Brands,
here are a few things to look forward to in 2010:
• As a result of a life-cycle analysis (LCA) effort • At Tupperware Brands, we continuously look
we started in 2009, we are developing a better for opportunities to improve the environmental
understanding on the impacts and opportunities performance of our products. A number of
along the lifecycle of Tupperware® products — environmentally friendly products and packaging
from raw materials to end-of-life management. We materials are being evaluated, some under
will share the insights we gained and strategies governmental regulatory reviews. We expect
we developed from this effort in our 2010 to launch a number of these products and
sustainability report. packaging materials in 2010.
• We have also acquired in 2009 a sustainability
information management software to help us track
and manage sustainability performance across
our global operations. This will also enable us to
expand our sustainability reporting in 2010
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