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Key performance indicators – environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambition

 

Ambition

 

Ambition

 

 

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2012

 

2012

 

2013

 

2015

Operational eco-efficiency footprint measure (% reduction from 2009)

 

 

7

 

11

 

13

 

15

 

 

30

Sustainable fresh water management (% manufacturing sites)

 

38

 

48

 

74

 

83

 

70

 

 

100

Greenhouse gas emissions per unit of production (own operations)

 

272

 

267

 

256

 

257

 

 

 

245

This section shows the environmental impact and improvements in our own operations. Many of these improvements are driven through our operational eco-efficiency (OEE) program.

Operational eco-efficiency program

The focus of the operational eco-efficiency agenda is to increase raw material efficiency, reduce consumption of energy and decrease emissions and production of waste. Improvements include many small site contributions upgrading existing processes, rationalization of the manufacturing footprint and application of best available technology for new investments. The ambition is to have a top quartile performance, which is defined as belonging to the top 25 percent in the SAM industry benchmark for the OEE criterion.

We measure progress using an internal indicator which combines energy, water, waste and air emissions, as well as cost elements. Between 2009 and 2012, we achieved a reduction of 13 percent in this measurement. Without the acquisition effect of Boxing Oleochemicals, the current OEE footprint improvement would have been 15 percent. Our ambition is to reduce it by 30 percent by 2015, with a baseline of 2009. We will need to strengthen our current target of 5 percent per year improvement in order to achieve this.

To increase the transparency of our OEE performance and its related projects, a new OEE communications platform called EcoXchange was built, in combination with dedicated OEE project tracking.

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