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

Product Stewardship

  • Assess the social and environmental practices of our highest risk suppliers by the end of 2017
  • Only supply RSPO certified palm oil ingredients by the end of 2017, subject to the feasibility of the supply chain
  • Implement a system that will facilitate the traceability of palm derived raw materials by the end of 2017

Product Design

  • Using Life Cycle Assessment techniques, characterise the relevant environmental and social impacts of key product families by the end of 2018

Quality Assurance           

  • Ensure that our major sales and distribution centres meet ISO 9001:2000 by the end of 2018 to further enhance delivery of quality services and products to our customers

Environmental Impact

  • Reduce total Group energy intensity by 5% by the end of 2020
  • Generate 27% of the Group's total energy requirements from non-fossil fuel sources by the end of 2020
  • Reduce total Group VOC emissions by 10% by the end of 2020    
  • Reduce total Group water withdrawal by 10% by the end of 2020
  • Reduce Group waste to landfill by 10% by the end of 2020

Process Safety

  • Ensure that all Process Risk Reviews are compliant with our internal quality targets by the end of 2018       
  • Conduct an independent review of our Process Risk Reviews for high hazard processes by the end of 2020

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Achieve a sustained OSHA Recordable (TRC) injury rate in the top quartile of chemical manufacturing companies with more than 1,000 employees 
  • Implement a behavioural safety observation system across all manufacturing sites by the end of 2017
  • Implement a programme of Interaction Management training for line managers to enable clear communications with staff about safe behaviours by the end of 2017

Our People

  • Ensure that all employees have a formal annual appraisal by the end of 2017   

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Develop and implement a bespoke training programme by the end of 2019 that will support our culture of inclusion, engagement and diversity

Knowledge Management

  • Develop a suite of best practice processes and training to enable better retention of knowledge within the business by the end of 2017
  • Implement a Management Capability Programme to increase the capability of every manager within our business in the areas of developing and retaining talent, knowledge sharing and maximising business performance by the end of 2018

Community Education and Involvement

No public targets, but we remain committed to supporting our central network of employees who volunteer in their local communities.