Sustainability

At Morton Salt, Inc. (Morton), we are passionate about building a sustainable future for our company, the communities in which we operate and the world around us. We bring this passion to life through a wide range of business, social, safety, quality and environmental programs that are designed with future generations in mind. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past century, but we know we can do more – and we will.

Social

The enduring nature of our business is inextricably tied to the communities in which we live and work. In many areas, Morton has operated facilities for more than a century – and we are proud to be long-standing members of those communities. That’s why we give back through cash contributions, in-kind donations and community service projects.

From supporting local community organizations to launching national campaigns on winter pet safety, Morton is committed to effecting positive social change.

Our social commitments even extend to the global community. By offering iodized salt at no extra cost and working with groups such as UNICEF and Kiwanis International, Morton has been able assist in the fight to end iodine deficiency worldwide. This effort first began in 1924, when Morton was the first company to nationally market iodized salt in the U.S., and continues today.

 

Safety

Morton is known for its superior products – and part of our winning formula is our team’s constant focus on health and safety.

In fact, we live by the following internal credo: “Nothing is more important to Morton Salt than health and safety – not production, not sales, not profit.”

In fact, we live by the following internal credo: “Nothing is more important to Morton Salt than health and safety – not production, not sales, not profit.”

Every task that we perform is done with health and safety in mind, including product development, facility design and operation, and the transportation, sale, use and final disposition of our products.

Our programs are even recognized as some of the best in the business because Morton employees practice safety in every aspect of their daily lives.

 
Quality

Ensuring the safety and quality of our products has always been at the core of Morton. In fact, we believe it has helped to drive our long-term success.

At Morton, our quality programs are focused on the ingredients and materials we use to create and package our products. Such programs also guide the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of our products.

Across all of our product lines, we are committed to staying current with new regulations and industry best practices so that we can reassess the relevance of our requirements and guidelines on a regular basis.

 

Environment

At Morton, we recognize that our products rely on the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we are committed to minimizing the impact that our business has on the environment through innovation across our operations.

Morton Salt is working to reduce energy consumption at all our manufacturing facilities in an effort to shrink our carbon footprint and increase efficiency. For example, we actively seek alternative energy programs. Solar applications have already been installed at several of our facilities, eliminating the need for outside power at several remote locations. We continue to look at wind power and other solutions that will help us lower our environmental impact even further. We’re also looking hard at more packaging initiatives to reduce waste and environmental impact.