Taking care of our environment

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.

With regards to our business relationships, the main impact, in addition to greenhouse gas emissions, are ones associated with our raw materials, in particular impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems (upstream) and inappropriate disposal of used products by consumers (downstream). As a result, choices of raw materials and actions to close the loop are of utmost importance to mitigate our environmental impacts.

Our 2030 sustainability ambitions include several goals related to these topics:



2030 goals

Water management plans in place in all production units by the end of 2022

Performance in 2022

100% of eligible sites now have a water management plan



2030 goals

>90% of non-hazardous waste recycled or composted

0% of waste sent to landfill

Performance in 2022

75.2% of non-hazardous waste was recycled or composted

12.4% of total waste was sent to landfill


New water stewardship goals are under development, including:

  1. Improving water monitoring and measurement capability
  2. Reducing water intensity in our operations
  3. Exploring watershed projects for high water stressed areas

Going forward, we will start reporting on our progress against these goals.