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VOC Emissions and Waste Management

Action Plan for the Future

• As with GHG emissions, we have reviewed our targets, and established new more aggressive VOC reduction objectives. Our new targets aim to reduce VOC emissions 50% by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050.
• We plan to continue to reduce the use of solvents, gradually adopting new coatings for our products. This will be enabled further as we increasingly transition to Ultra Violet (UV) coating.
• We will continue to invest in solvent-free machines to clean our coating equipment, which will enable the elimination of an additional 2.5 tonnes of solvent annually.

2023 Achievements

During the year, we continued to analyse all waste sent from our plants across the world. We also continued the process of standardising waste management procedures across all our sites with the aim of eliminating waste to landfill in all our locations by 2025. These standards and processes enabled us to attain the high levels of recycling we reported in 2023. For waste that we are not able to recycle, we work with certified partners to find solutions for re-valuing it or converting it to fuel for industrial use. As further examples of our accomplishments in 2023, two of our plants received Zero Waste to Landfill

Certificates: our site in Murcia, Spain , and our site in Mansfield, England. (see copy of certificate in our ESG report here)


Action Plan for the Future

We will continue to work toward achieving our goal of Zero Waste to Landfill at 100% of our sites by 2025.