42% and Counting…

Among the ways we’re working to create a more sustainable world: reducing our overall environmental footprint by achieving Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) status. 

As reflected in our 2021 ESG report, 63 – or 42% – of our manufacturing and distribution sites have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) status.

Our established interim goals include 60% of operations to achieve ZWTL status by 2023. We are working to meet this interim goal, relying on management system enhancements and third-party support and assurance, together with sharing of best management practices. 

Our practices encourage waste minimization, reuse and recycling in all instances. 

Third-Party Support

As we continue our journey to ZWTL across our operations, we have introduced a third-party assurance program to strengthen our approach. In 2021, we partnered with our existing environmental assurance auditors to include a ZWTL audit. The first year involved the selection of 10 operations facilities, chosen at random, to demonstrate that their 2021 waste profile was managed in accordance with our ZWTL criteria. 

Going to the Single Source

Another strategic initiative involved developing a regional partnership with a single-source waste vendor that would deliver a comprehensive recycling and waste management scheme. Although this partnership remains in its infancy, we have identified a partner in North America with a business model that is aligned to our ambition, specifically focused on using their expansive network to establish a reuse or recycling option for hard-to-abate waste materials.

Worker build concrete wall by cement block and plaster

Case In Point

Concrete Solution, Saving a Million Pounds of Waste

Testing our tough tools can involve the use of concrete blocks. Once sent to landfill, that concrete is now being repurposed.

Explore Our ZWTL Efforts

Sometimes numbers speak louder than words.

See our progress.