We are committed to reducing our waste through our continued focus on improving operational eco-efficiencies and higher resource utilization. We ensure that strong compliance standards are in place to manage the waste at our sites according to regulatory requirements. This includes proper waste inventory by name, type, code (as required by law), storage location, method of offsite transportation, treatment and disposal, quantity of waste generated, and waste stored onsite and disposed of both onsite and offsite. We also ensure that our waste is disposed through sustainable and qualified vendors who reuse, recover or recycle. We manage our waste responsibly, strive to exceed regulatory requirements, and record the quantity of waste generated, stored onsite, and disposed of onsite and offsite. In addition, we carry out site audits of key vendors to ensure that their waste management standards are in-line with approved local regulations in addition to our sustainable practices.
Total Hazardous Waste
Generated, Disposed, Reused, Recycled and Recovered
|Total non-hazardous waste generated||Tons||119,570||243,104||197,669||271,788|
|Total non-hazardous waste reused, recycled and incinerated (with and without energy recovery)||Tons||64,990||177,489||128,493||196,546|
|Total non-hazardous waste disposed (composed, landfill, deep-well injection and others)||Tons||54,580||65,615||69,176||75,242|
Note: Intensities are calculated based on overall production including inter-company sales.
Performance Fibers (China)
IVL fully supports China’s policy of reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency while promoting technological progress. This is also integral in achieving our sustainability goals which are aligned with our vision: To be a world-class sustainable chemical company making great products for society.
Our Performance Fibers subsidiary in China focused on improving resource efficiency and reducing chemical waste. The chemical waste produced from tire cords consists of a complex structure, does not biodegrade easily and carries high treatment costs. In 2016, the division initiated a project to reduce chemical consumption in its production process. This project achieved a 6% reduction in chemical consumption for certain formulations.