THESIS Supplier Case Study:



PMI is a global leader in designing, marketing and manufacturing food and beverage solutions for busy lifestyles. Their two most recognizable brands, Stanley and Aladdin, are both over 100 years old and sold world-wide.

Commitment to Sustainability

PMI is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and serves its customers in a manner that is socially responsible, environmentally sustainable, and principle-based. PMI is driven by a passion to lead the conversation in responsible consumption. In recent years, it has transitioned its products and packaging to perform better within the circular economy, from recyclability to repair and reuse. PMI has made significant advances working in its supply chain to reuse water, better manage its production impacts, and source energy from renewables. Product innovation is founded upon performance experience. The R&D team evaluates new materials, manufacturing impact, consumer use and end-of-life options when developing new products. Moving forward, PMI will continue to aggressively pursue a circular future through product recyclability and increased recycled content in both products and packaging.

 THESIS Assessments Results


It is important for PMI to use TSC’s THESIS Index to be able to report back to retail customers on sustainability progress, understand their sustainability progress and areas for improvement, and to provide a thorough analysis on their current sustainability progress and improvement. PMI is a part of the Outdoor Industry Association, joining a growing list of companies committed to more sustainable products and packaging. The OIA Sustainability Working Group has been and continues to be a great forum for industry leading collaboration and learning in sustainability improvement.



    • THESIS performance assessments help PMI meet their corporate goals around GHG emissions reduction. They are a Project Gigaton Giga-Guru and have pledged to reduce C02e emissions 20% by 2030.
    • In 2020, PMI has improvement plans for packaging sustainability improvement and reduction of waste in their supply chain.
    • In the Stanley® brand, PMI has achieved 100% reusable products, recycled products where recycling centers exist, planned addition of recycled materials for current components, and tracking of recycled content for all product and packaging materials.

    “Reporting on sustainability is one of the best ways to drive improvement. The quality philosophy that what gets measured gets improved holds true in sustainability work. Assessing our sustainability performance through THESIS has enabled PMI to identify gaps, see where sustainability improvement was needed, and celebrate sustainability wins.”

    Valerie Bone

    Director of Corporate Responsibility, PMI Worldwide