ScottsMiracle-Gro, Marysville, OH
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. The company, founded in 1868, is an industry leader with regional offices, manufacturing operations, and research facilities across the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. ScottsMiracle-Gro has helped to grow the $5.4 billion-plus global consumer lawn and garden market by connecting with and inspiring consumers to grow the landscapes they love. Through our consumer insights and dedication to innovation, we continue to bring trusted lawn and garden products to consumers worldwide. In the U.S., Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho®, Roundup® and Tomcat® brands are market leaders in their categories and are sold through the world’s leading home improvement retailers and merchandisers.
Growing Media – Compost & Recycling
Every gardening season, consumers purchase more than 250 million bags of ScottsMiracle-Gro soils and mulches. In doing so, these gardeners are working as partners in what may be one of the world’s largest recycling efforts.
On an annual basis, ScottsMiracle-Gro uses more than 5 billion pounds of reused material––such as compost made from leaves and brush trimmings. Soils and potting mixes include byproducts from forestry, dairy farming, poultry farming, wine-making, rice processing, coconut harvesting and mushroom farming. In compost alone, the company consumes more than 2 million cubic yards annually.
Responsible Stewards of Our Planet
Give Back to Gro
ScottsMiracle-Gro’s community engagement and support focuses on enhancing the environment through the development of public greenspaces and gardens and helping underserved youth by providing educational opportunities that promote self-reliance.
Launched in 2011 GRO1000 is a community outreach initiative dedicated to bringing the benefits of gardens and green spaces to more neighborhoods, schools and communities––particularly to those in need. Because ScottsMiracle-Gro is committed to creating at least 1,000 community greenspaces across America by 2018.
Investing in Water Positive Landscapes
The Water Positive™ Landscapes initiative is an integrated program that demonstrates how consumers and communities can make a positive impact on local water resources by growing the landscape they want. ScottsMiracle-Gro partners with a national network of organizations committed to water quality and conservation to inform the company’s product innovation process and consumer education programming.