Our underlying approach to sustainability focuses on establishing clear objectives and performance targets aligned to our material areas.

Environmental Impact

  • To have 25% of the Group’s total energy requirements generated from non-fossil fuel sources by the end of 2015
  • Based on 2010, to reduce total Group water consumption by 10% by the end of 2015
  • Based on 2010, to reduce total Group waste to landfill by 20% by the end of 2015
  • Based on 2010, to reduce total Group VOC emissions by 10% by the end of 2015
  • Based on 2010, to reduce total Group energy consumption by 5% by the end of 2015
  • To implement a programme to track further Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions data by the end of 2015
  • To achieve 100% compliance with effluent discharge consents by the end of 2015
  • To complete a feasibility study to explore ways to reduce the quantity of aqueous organic material going to effluent treatment plants by the end of 2015

Product Stewardship

  • To have RSPO certification of all our relevant supply chains by the end of 2015
  • To only supply RSPO certified palm oil ingredients by the end of 2017, subject to the feasibility of the supply chain
  • To engage with suppliers representing 80% of the volume of materials we buy, by the end of 2016, to ensure that they understand our supplier Code of Conduct
  • To assess the social and environmental practices of key suppliers representing 80% of the volume of materials we buy by the end of 2017
  • To implement a system that will facilitate the traceability of palm derived raw materials by the end of 2017

Product Design

  • To monitor our new products against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, and our 13th Principle, throughout 2015 and measure their renewable content in order to report the sustainability of these ingredients

Quality Assurance

  • To develop an internal Group Quality Policy and Manual by the end of 2015
  • To ensure that our recent acquisitions in China and Italy meet ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 by the end of 2016 and that any subsequent manufacturing acquisitions meet these global standards within three years of final completion
  • To gain EFfCI GMP certification for our new manufacturing site that produces cosmetic ingredients and EXCiPACT certification for three manufacturing sites producing  pharmaceutical excipients by the end of 2015

Process Safety

  • To ensure that all Basis of Safety documents comply with new internal standards by the end of 2016
  • To ensure that all Process Risk Reviews are compliant with our internal quality targets by the end of 2018
  • To ensure that our Process Safety Management System is in place at all manufacturing sites by the end of 2016 and that it is embedded at any subsequent acquisitions within three years of final completion through relevant management training programmes

Occupational Health & Safety

  • To target a lost time injury rate of below 0.2 per 100,000 hours worked in 2015 as a milestone on our journey to the aspirational goal of zero injuries
  • To adopt the principles of organisational mindfulness across our manufacturing sites, as appropriate to their existing Behavioural Safety Programmes, by the end of 2015

Our People

  • All employees to have a formal annual appraisal by the end of 2015
  • To review our Graduate Development Programme and internal requirements for our 2016 recruits
  • To implement a global Learning Management System (LMS) to manage and enhance employee learning and development by the end of 2016
  • To have conducted our third global employee engagement survey by the end of 2020

Diversity & Inclusion

  • To ensure that all locations have appropriate policies and activities to support, value and respect diversity in their workforce by the end of 2016

Corporate Knowledge

  • To establish knowledge sharing as a core competency across the Group and develop practices that facilitate the capture and transfer of such expertise by the end of 2015

Community Education & Involvement

  • To ensure that at least 5% of employees at all operations with a research and development Centre or significant engineering team receive Education Ambassador training by the end of 2015