We are shifting perceptions to see waste as a potential resource with a target to have all our waste repurposed for beneficial use by 2030.
Instead of waste streams going to landfill, we seem them as a resource that can be diverted to other uses – helping us to achieve our new goal to repurpose all our waste for beneficial use by 2030. This is because, as well as environmental benefits, there are considerable economic and social benefits to be gained, too.
By the end of 2020, we aim for 100% of our sites to send zero waste to landfill. This avoids harmful environmental impacts from landfill and keeps materials, such as solvents, in circulation for use in new products. Our longer-term goal is that, by 2030, 100% of our waste is directed to beneficial use, either to recycling, or incinerating waste with energy recovery.
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Complete the cycle – how we’re recycling inhalers
When we analysed our carbon footprint, two things became clear: we needed to take action to reduce it.
'Rightsizing' our tablet packaging to reduce carbon emissions
How can you fit six tablets into the same space as four – and why would you want to?
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We are working to reduce emissions from our entire value chain while extending access to our products for the people who need them
By better understanding our water use across the value chain, we can focus our efforts where we can make the biggest difference
We are taking steps to ensure that raw materials, such as wood-based packaging materials and palm oil are sourced responsibly.
Responsibility reports & data
Find out about our responsible business performance in our Responsible Business Supplement and other historical resources