Monitoring and measuring the impact we have on the environment is a long-standing core element of our Sustainability / ESG strategy. We are committed to using resources as efficiently as possible, promoting sustainable consumption and minimizing the impact of our operations on the climate and wider environment.

Conserving and Protecting Our Planet

Environmental Impact

Measuring and reducing the impact our activities have on the climate and the wider environment. Developing innovative products with an improved environmental profile.

Product Sustainability

Supplying safe, sustainable products, designed to meet the needs of society now and in the future, to help customers achieve their sustainability goals while minimizing environmental impact.

Minimizing our environmental impact

Every year we try to use the Earth’s resources as efficiently as possible to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment. As part of this ongoing commitment, we review the latest technologies and processes to see if any new opportunities have emerged that might help us reduce our impact. We look at novel ideas to improve the sustainability of our products and how we can help our customers respond to environmental challenges through innovation and superior product performance.

Measuring our environmental impact

As a responsible business, we have been monitoring and publicly reporting on our environmental impact since 2006, providing annual data across the four key areas of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy use, water use and waste generation. Over the years we have reported significant reductions in our GHG emissions, energy and water usage. While this historical trend for water usage continued in 2022, due to proactive decisions which we expect to have a better long-term impact on energy, we did not achieve a year on-year reduction in GHG emissions and energy usage compared to the previous year.

  • Energy Use
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Water Use

Our Environmental Actions:

Renewable Electricity

Continue our commitment to procure renewable electricity while exploring opportunities to use physical sources of renewable energy at our manufacturing sites.

Scope 1 Emissions

Achieve an interim objective of a 10% reduction in scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing sites, based on a 2020 baseline, by the end of 2030.

Climate Change

We recognize that businesses like ours have an important contribution to make towards reducing global GHG emissions and the impact of climate change.

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Water Use

We recognize the importance of responsible water management in a world that faces increasing drought and water stress. We are committed to using this valuable resource as carefully & efficiently as possible.

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Energy Use & Emissions

Since we started monitoring our energy use against our 2006 baseline year, our energy and carbon reduction has been significant.

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Waste & Circularity

Finding new ways to improve waste handling reduces the impact of our operations on the environment. We apply the waste management hierarchy when dealing with the waste that we generate.

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