As a global leader in oral health, we recognize the importance of environmental stewardship. A healthy planet is fundamental to our future, so we strive to mitigate the environmental impact of our operations and conserve resources. We do this by operating in a responsible and sustainable way, ensuring an environmentally responsible, safe, and healthy workplace for our employees, implementing sustainable practices such as recycling and reusing materials, and finding new ways to reduce energy and water usage. Find out more below.
At the end of 2020, we left the dental amalgam industry, which is known to have certain environmental challenges. At the same time, we developed a new product, Surefil One, that's more effective than traditional amalgams and has a better economic and environmental profile. This decision showed how a focus on environmental factors can help drive innovation and position us for the future in a sustainable way.
To demonstrate our commitment to a healthy planet, we have established strategic environmental priorities and associated performance targets.
We recently established a baseline for Scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2019. Looking ahead, we will continue engaging in knowledge-sharing and industry-leading partnerships, such as our new Sustainability in Dentistry Partnership with the FDI, launched in 2021, which will lead a collective effort to mitigate the environmental impacts of the dental industry. We'll continue to develop, implement, and improve global environmental health and safety programs and performance in alignment with globally recognized consensus frameworks. Finally, we are incorporating climate-related issues into our strategic and financial planning processes. We have committed to reporting in line with the TCFD disclosure recommendations as well as submitting our TCFD-aligned Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire.