We value the role we play in our communities, as a socially and environmentally committed organization. All of us at PVM USA and PVM around the world know that as one of the key statements within the Perfetti Van Melle Mission Statement. Since Perfetti Van Melle aspires to be an environmental leader, we believe it is important for PVM USA to support our corporate culture of environmental commitment. To help us better define our environmental commitment, we have developed an Environmental Management System based on the ISO 14001 standard. Our Environmental Management System has helped us identify areas where we can reduce our overall environmental impact. As part of the EMS, we developed an Environmental Masterplan as a way to organize projects that are essential for meeting our environmental objectives.