It’s our turn to transform. We are delighted to launch Schoeller Allibert’s sustainability strategy, which comes at a crucial time for our world. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change set out the urgency in its 2021 report, stating that we need to see rapid and drastic reductions in emissions in this decade. We all have a role to play, and Schoeller Allibert is committed to playing its part.
Sustainability, and a commitment to the circular economy, are deeply embedded in our DNA at Schoeller Allibert. With our focus on returnable transport packaging, we already provide thousands of companies with a significantly more sustainable option for their supply chain logistics compared to single-use products that go to waste or have to be recycled after each use. This sustainability strategy outlines our plans to go even further to create a better world while meeting the evolving sustainability needs of our customers and society.
The strategy is organized under three pillars.
By Innovating for a Circular Economy, we will contribute to protecting the world’s natural resources and reducing waste. By working for a Future Proof Planet, we will make a real contribution to reducing emissions and take responsibility in the fight against climate change. And by putting Integrity at the Heart of what we do, we will meet the highest standards of governance while protecting the business’ most important asset: our people.
Our innovative spirit will be key – improving the way we make our products, and the way we do business. For instance, this strategy introduces our plans to create energy efficiencies and shift to green energy, thereby reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 90% by 2025. It also sets out an unprecedented increase in our use of recycled materials to 35% by 2026, pushing the boundaries further towards 100% circularity in 2050. Our move into the rental market is an exciting shift that will further close the loop and allow customers to create their own intelligent supply chains with a smaller carbon footprint, less damage, and lower upfront costs.
This sustainability strategy was developed based on a materiality assessment carried out together with KPMG Advisory N.V., including extensive stakeholder consultation. Our performance on carefully selected KPIs measuring progress towards these targets will be disclosed in our first comprehensive sustainability report later in 2022.
Our ambition is to make plastic packaging waste-free, climate-responsible, and fully circular. The targets in this strategy are ambitious, and we know there will be challenges ahead. But making these changes is possible, and it is necessary – and it will contribute to a better future for our business, for our customers, for our children, and for the planet. We hope you will join us on the journey.
Click here for the Schoeller Allibert’s sustainability strategy.