Environmental Performance Results

In recent years, we have increased the amount of measurements and tracking of our energy, water and waste consumption.

Below are the results and progress we have made in a selection of areas. Many of our local units set their own targets.

  • Internal audits of our product development projects revealed that we can become even better at defining sustainability requirements and to verify that they are met. We have now made changes in our development process to improve this area.
  • In 2015,  we focused on getting the biggest suppliers to sign our Ethics and Sustainability principles. The target was to reach suppliers that account for 85% of the total spend by the Global Sourcing team. We reached 88% in 2017. In 2018, we included the chemical assortment amongs the total spend and still managed to keep the inital target of 85% of all direct materials.  
  • All of our 18 factories and seven distribution centres are measuring their use of energy and water as well as the amount and type of waste they generate. The units set their own targets and work individually and continuously to improve performance.  In 2017, we revised and updated our environmental baseline for all manufacturing and distribution centres. 

  • Nine of our manufacturing units are certified in accordance with both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and seven are certified for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).