Reducing the waste associated with the production and sale of our products remains a key area of focus. As part of our mission to become the world’s most sustainable coatings manufacturer, our integrated and structured approach tackles all aspects of waste reduction – from product and packaging design through to coming up with innovative ways to ensure that any waste produced is either re-used or responsibly disposed of.
Year-on-year results show that the amount of waste per ton of paint produced is decreasing. The reasons are several: better planning, not overproducing, introducing storage tanks for incoming raw materials, reuse of packaging materials, cryogenic technology, recirculating cleaning solvent and reusing obsolete paint.
In 2017, we were able to quantify our reused waste for the first time. This new area of reporting is required as per the GRI standards.
Prior to 2017, we did not measure our reused waste stream. Reuse waste has now been added to our total waste output, which is illustrated by the green fraction in the graphs.
To find out more about our performance on waste and other environmental indicators, please read the 2019 Sustainability Report.