Take back and reuse programme
Within the Cleaner and Lighter initiative waste reduction has
been identified as a priority area of focus in order to drive more
concerted action towards achieving our 25% reduction target by
the end of 2022.
One approach has been to address a reduction of supplier
packaging waste, principally targeting paper and cardboard, plastic
and wood, by developing an overall approach for each of our
regional clusters. In July 2021, our procurement team began work
with our major global suppliers to reduce packaging waste in
addition to looking at opportunities for the re-use of supplier
packaging within our own distribution.
One of our principal Asian units was established as a pilot for the
trial of this re-use scheme. Although the project is still in its early
stages, the collaborative relationships with suppliers have been
extremely positive and successful. The project has already achieved
a cardboard waste reduction of 140 Tonnes by the end of 2021..
Progress is being tracked on a monthly basis. The goal for 2022 is
to continue the development of this project and to roll out similar
schemes with our suppliers across all of our clusters.
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