Environment

Climate change and resource scarcity are issues that require us to evolve our business model to meet our responsibilities. These responsibilities are also a catalyst to create new areas of competitive advantage.

What we are trying to achieve

With over 300 sites across the globe, we have a responsibility to manage our environmental impacts.

To achieve this, we focus on:

  • implementing environmental management systems and continuously improving environmental performance at our sites
  • regularly setting and working towards our GHG emissions, water use and waste reduction targets
  • working with suppliers and customers to reduce environmental impacts throughout our supply chains and the life cycle of our products

In practice, this means having the systems and resources in place to prevent spills and unwanted emissions from our sites - and auditing them regularly to check they are working.

The energy and water we use at our sites and the waste we generate is entered into a central database - allowing us to measure our progress against our reduction targets of:

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • 10% reduction in GHG emissions intensity from FY2010-2011 by FY2015-2016; and
  • 60% reduction in GHG emissions intensity from FY2005-2006 by 2030.

Waste to landfill

  • 50% reduction in waste to landfill intensity from FY2010-2011 by FY2015-2016;and
  • a long-term objective of zero waste to landfill.

Water use

  • 25% reduction in water use intensity from FY2010-2011 by FY2015-2016 (in our Australasia business only); and
  • implementation of water management plans in other regions.

We also measure the environmental impacts of our packaging products across their total life cycle and we work closely with customers to identify and develop lower impact packaging solutions.

How we are doing

To learn more about our approach and our performance against our objectives, refer to our current Sustainability Report, available for download.  

 


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