Minimizing Our Operational Impacts

From reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy, we are continuously improving to work toward the world goal of a net-zero economy.

Climate Change

We are addressing climate change head-on by committing to lower emissions through Science-Based Targets as well as fueling more of our operations with renewable energy.

Science-Based Targets

Committed to limiting global warming by 1.5°C through reducing absolute operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 25% and supply chain emissions (Scope 3) by 8% by 2025.

Increase Renewable Energy

Through power purchase agreements and on-site methods, we are increasing our use of renewable energy at record pace to reduce our carbon footprint while fueling our manufacturing sites. This not only reduces our emissions, but contributes to our customers’ scope 3 emissions as well.

Continuous Improvement

Starting with an ambition to save one million kilowatt hours of energy, we amplified our efforts of more efficient machinery, turning off power to unused equipment, and other changes to our operations, and saved over 100 million kilowatt hours of energy in the past year.

Energy Operations

Through achievements in reducing our energy in the 100 million-kilowatt hour challenge and the increase of renewable energy, we are making an impact to reduce our emissions through energy.

Water Operations

As one of our most valuable natural resources, we’re using water efficiently through targeted investments in operations.

End Plastic Waste Locally & Globally

We’re investing globally to build infrastructure around proper disposal of waste and the ability to give valuable plastic waste multiple lives.Through our partnerships across the value chain and innovative advances in circular solutions, we are making a difference to end plastic waste.

Waste Management Hierarchy

We aim to reuse and recycle materials, but whenever those options are not possible, we refer to the waste management hierarchy. For any waste that is generated, we aim to recover it in the most environmentally responsible manner, which typically also retains the highest economic value. In an effort to minimize waste generation this hierarchy indicates the manner by which our environmental impact will be the least.

Waste

With a focus on eliminating waste, we are proud to have a number of facilities to achieve the prestigious zero waste-to-landfill recognition. Through efficient use and reuse of resources, we are eliminating unnecessary waste and making a positive impact on our environmental footprint.

Zero Waste-to-Landfill Facilities

As we strive to minimize our environmental footprint, many sites are eliminating their waste output altogether. The following list represents a selection of our manufacturing sites that have received the prestigious recognition of having zero waste-to-landfill.

  • Blackburn, United Kingdom
  • Heanor, United Kingdom
  • Rhymney, United Kingdom
  • Wimblington, United Kingdom
  • Ardeer, United Kingdom
  • Beccles, United Kingdom
  • Bengaluru, India
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jackson, Tennessee
  • Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Suffolk, Virginia
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Aberdare, United Kingdom
  • Aschersleben, Germany
  • Biesheim, France
  • Nanhai, China
  • Suzhou, China
  • Jundiaí, Brazil
  • Dombühl, Germany
  • Easthampton, MA
  • Madisonville, KY
  • Maldon, United Kingdom
  • Cuijk, Netherlands
  • Greenock, United Kingdom
  • Worcester, United Kingdom
  • Cusset, France
  • Frankenthal, Germany
  • Roeselare, Belgium
  • Zele, Belgium
  • Leominster, United Kingdom
  • Bridgwater, United Kingdom
  • Philippsburg, Germany
  • Hardenberg, Netherlands
  • Nordfolien Steinfeld, Germany

Our Recycling Capabilities

One of the primary paths toward a circular economy is through recycling. We realize the importance of recycling in our quest for circularity and continue to support the investment of recycling infrastructure. As large recyclers ourselves, we also support initiatives in the industry, our communities, and through our partners in an effort to reduce waste and increase circularity.

We are working to recover and reprocess valuable plastic waste to provide new life into our products. Across both Europe and North America, we are giving plastic multiple lives through our own recycling capabilities increasing our supply of recycled content but also centers of material expertise.

Carbon Emissions

We have achieved a historical trend of lowering our carbon emissions. Through the increase in renewable energy, decrease in product weight, and continuous improvement of our operations, we remain steadfast on our quest to reduce emissions. Not only have we lowered our own scope 1 and 2 emissions, but our customers benefit from our achievements in their scope 3 emissions.

Post-Consumer Recycled Content

We continue to increase our use of PCR in our products to meet our goal of an average 10% PCR in our products by 2025. Customers benefit from our global access to PCR to meet their own sustainability goals.

How We Perform

For us, sustainability moves beyond care for our environment, and encompasses care for our employees, as well as care for our communities. It means being a good partner and a corporate steward, focused on leaving the world better than how we found it.

We invite you to learn more about our commitment to sustainability which is greatly expanded upon in our Impact Report, UNSDG Alignment Report, GRI Index, and Sustainability section.

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