Our strategy aims to reduce the amount of waste we generate and ensure that what we do produce is reused or recycled – whether for the same purpose or for a secondary use. Our sites comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental requirements and we ensure waste materials are sent for disposal in the most sustainable manner.
We have fully implemented our Waste Management Standard, which outlines internal requirements for the proper accounting, handling, transfer, storage, transport and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes generated during construction of and operation at our facilities. The Standard specifies roles and responsibilities for the management of solid and hazardous waste at our facilities to protect both people and the environment. It also encourages sites to consider new and updated waste minimization options at least annually.
Our waste management approach continues to evolve as we have improved identification and accounting of our waste. As a result, in FY2017 we introduced a new KPI to repurpose 75% of waste, whether it is recycled, reused or recovered, by 2030. This will drive further best practices in waste management throughout our manufacturing sites.