Monitoring and measuring the impact we have on the environment has been a long-standing core element of our sustainability strategy. We are committed to using resources as efficiently as possible and to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment where possible.
We continuously review advancing technologies and processes so that we can actively seek out opportunities to improve our performance. We also look to increase the sustainability of our products and help our clients respond to environmental challenges through innovation and improved product performance. As part of this commitment we monitor our performance in four key areas:
- Energy Use
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions
- Water Use
- Generation of hazardous waste
- Climate Change
We understand the important contribution that businesses can make towards reducing global GHG emissions. Our climate change position statement, first published in 2015, sets out our commitment to reducing GHGs.
- Our Performance 2017
We track our environmental performance both year on year and against our 2006 baseline year. Following the acquisition or divestment of facilities, it is established practice to reset the baseline year data. The new figures are calculated by adding or removing any contributions made from the acquired or divested activities respectively from the baseline year onwards. In 2017, we acquired three new facilities and have incorporated their environmental data from 2006 to 2017 into our report. The new data has led to a change in the overall trends previously reported. Although Innospec had no influence over the newly acquired sites’ performance between 2006 to 2016, analysis of the data in this way gives an accurate understanding of the environmental footprint of our growing company and helps us identify areas for improvement.