Environmental impact of our operations

We are driving the transition to a carbon-neutral and circular economy by using renewable, natural resources, focusing on waste management, ensuring our products are recyclable, compostable or reusable and minimizing our environmental footprint across the value chain by focusing on designing for circularity and promoting sustainable end-of-use for packaging.

We are committed to continuous improvement of the environmental performance of our operations. Our manufacturing units continuously work to improve their resource efficiency. This is supported by a strong environmental and financial rationale. Greenhouse gas emissions and production waste are the main environmental impacts of our manufacturing operations. Additionally, water usage is a material topic in our molded fiber manufacturing operations.

Our 2030 sustainability ambition includes key goals related to these topics.

Climate

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2030 goals

Performance in 2020

100% renewable electricity

3.8% total electricity consumed was from renewable sources

Carbon neutral production and science-based emission target We have committed to set emission reduction targets aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative and plan to have our targets validated and published by the end of 2021.

Waste

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2030 goals

Performance in 2020

>90% of non-hazardous waste recycled or composted

70.1% of total non-hazardous waste recycled or composted

0% of waste sent to landfill 19.7% of total waste sent to landfill

Water

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2030 goals

 

Performance in 2020

Water management plans in place in all production units by 2023  

Developing plans for each operating site is still work in progress. So far, 2 sites have water management plans in place.

A new Sustainability Specialist, Climate and Water, in place to improve the process and support plants in water management