Company is focusing on five ESG strategic areas over the next five years as part of commitment to GroMoreGood
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), one of the world’s leading marketers of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic and indoor growing products, announced its new environmental, social and governance (ESG)-driven business goals that will guide the company’s sustainability strategy over the next five years.
White broccoli. That’s what Julian Stapleton thought cauliflower was called when he was growing up. The kids in his family liked to eat broccoli, but they questioned cauliflower. So it became known as white broccoli.
“Yeah, my mom jokes with me about all of the trendy cauliflower foods today. When I was a little kid, that’s all we ate. Fresh foods like broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes out of the garden.”
We reuse 5 billion pounds of green waste annually in our products, keeping it local and out of landfills.
We’re passionate about helping people grow bountiful gardens and thriving greenspaces, while also creating products that benefit our environment. It’s an important way we GroMoreGood for people and our planet.
Each year, we work with communities to recycle five billion pounds of green waste into our soil products, like garden soil and potting mix. That’s equivalent to approximately 900 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This keeps it out of local waste streams and returns valuable nutrients back into the soil.
The way Aaron sees it, there’s no better place he could be when it comes to his budding career as a process operator at ScottsMiracle-Gro’s largest fertilizer plant in Marysville, Ohio.
The relationships he has forged with his co-workers reminds him of his own family and that close-knit feel of the small community where he was raised. And for someone who chose to pursue operations versus a college degree and possible desk job, he believes he made the right choice.
by Dianna Caspary, Associate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Back in 2014, Justin realized that his health had taken a dive.
"I was 5 feet 9 inches tall and carrying around 255 pounds. My blood pressure was 149/90, and my cholesterol was 249,” says Justin, a shipping supervisor in our ScottsMiracle-Gro Marysville, Ohio, plant. “My wife and I had a baby on the way; and we also had a 10-year-old daughter, who I barely had enough energy to play with.”
Annual grant program aims to increase children’s access to fresh food, garden education
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ – To support the rise in gardening nationwide and address the critical need to connect more children to healthy food, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today opened its GroMoreGood Grassroots Grants with national nonprofit KidsGardening.
Justyn Clevenger spent eight years in the Army, from deployment in Afghanistan to service in the Army National Guard. He was a satellite communications specialist while in the Army, but his first civilian job while in the guard was as a mechanic.
It was our company that gave Justyn a job opportunity that aligned better with the communications skills he developed in the Army. We brought Justyn on board as a desktop analyst to undertake Windows migration work here, similar to a Windows 7 migration project he led while in the Army.