Sustainability in our operations
A sustainable supply chain reaches beyond our own operations. That is why we also expect our suppliers to comply with the principles of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and current legislation on the environment and on employee relations. Our supplier framework agreement aims to ensure standards governing quality and corporate responsibility within our supply chain.
Efficient use of energy and renewable energy sources
According to evaluations commissioned on our internal operations, the greatest environmental impacts result from energy consumption in our production facilities, transportation and other logistics. This is why we are striving to reduce our energy needs while at the same time increasing our take-up of renewable energy sources.
Actively reducing carbon dioxide
We are participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Since 2009 we have measured our greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impact across the group. Year by year, we aim to improve our emission rate as well as data accuracy regarding CO2 emissions. We have set a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% by 2015 (basis year 2009).
Waste reduction and recycling
Waste management is a development target in our production facilities. Plastic is highly recyclable and part of our surplus production can be used in other production processes. Additionally, part of our waste can be used for energy recovery, thus reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill.