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Zero Waste To Landfill. Achieving our sustainability goals

19 Mar 2021

 Zero Waste To Landfill 

Reducing waste and diverting waste from the landfill is becoming increasingly important topic to organisations globally while setting their corporate sustainability goals.

Zero Waste To Landfill is a commonly used term to describe a philosophy to reduce waste sent to landfill.

So how can companies reach Zero Waste To Landfill status?

Every business generates waste, nonetheless in order to reduce the environmental impact companies will look to follow the waste hierarchy.  They will choose waste management options that are better for the environment which would include reuse, recycling, energy recovery or incineration.

Sustainability Goals 

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues remain crucial to our ability effectively build for the future as well as meeting the increasing expectations of all our stakeholders including employees, customers and investors.

In 2020, Essentra announced new environmental KPIs and targets, representing a significant step forward in the advancement of our established sustainability agenda and driven by the outputs of materiality matrices, regulation, customer feedback and voluntary disclosures.

The commitments we made, demonstrate a significant step forward in our sustainability agenda and the delivery of our class-leading sustainability goals.

Our Achievements  

In 2020, Essentra has certified 20 sites with Zero Waste To Landfill status. This is a significant improvement from 8 sites that were certified in 2019.

Out of 20 Essentra certified sites, 12 belong to Essentra Packaging division: Leeuwarden, Airways, Glasnevin, Piacenza, Portsmouth, Bradford, Indianapolis, Lublin, Cervia, Newmarket, Wolfen and Cork. The reduction of waste that we send to landfill represents multiple global and local site initiatives such as recycling projects and waste reduction programmes.

We are confident that our new waste management initiatives will ensure we do not send anything to landfill by at the latest 2030, building on the 20 sites that have already achieved this goal.

If you like to learn more about our certified sites or waste management initiatives? Contact us