We are committed to playing a constructive role by contributing to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals.

SDGs Report 2020
SDGs Report 2020

Guaranteeing the health and safety of our products, employees and contractors

Outcomes

  • Medical camp: 102 patients treated
  • Operation Smile: 115 patients who had medical consultations and 2 patients who received operations in two provinces in Thailand
  • IVL’s COVID-19 Fund (US$2.5 million)
  • Donated 310 Kg of rice for a lunch program at a kindergarten and four children centers in Klong Toei supporting 500 pre-school students
  • Total Recordable Injury Rate: 0.91 cases/200,000 man-hours
  • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate: 0.48 cases/200,000 man-hours
  • ZERO Fatalities of our employees

Our Commitments

  • Increasing access to quality and essential health care services
  • Reduction in the Lost Time Frequency Injury Rate (LTIFR) to less than 0.5 cases per 200,000 man-hours by 2025, and less than 0.1 cases per 200,000 man-hours by 2050

Occupational Health and Safety

Human Resources

CSR

Covid-19 Response

Providing learning and development opportunities to all staff and promoting recycling education in society

Outcomes

  • STEM education with US$ 16,354 of scholarships and training to 65 schools, 412 students and 70 teachers
  • Provided an education program to 158 unregistered refugees
  • Recycling education to 27,906 people, 2,806 students, 153 teachers and 23,562 community residents were involved in the awareness campaign in 2020

Our Commitments

  • Increasing STEM education and student and teacher training
  • Educating 1,000,000 consumers around the world on recycling by 2030

Human Resources

CSR

Supporting gender equality and the increased participation and advancement of women

Outcomes

  • 79 training sessions to empower vulnerable women
  • 34% of women in managerial positions

Our Commitments

  • Increasing the number of women in managerial and leadership positions
  • Empowering vulnerable women to gain valuable skills positively impacting their lives
  • No human rights violations

Human Resources

CSR

Managing sustainable water consumption and discharge, analyzing global water risk to minimize the water crisis

Outcomes

  • 100% of water is treated before being discharged
  • 10% water intensity reduction in 2020
  • 6.6% water reused / recycled
  • US$ 1.2 million in water efficiency investments
  • Water Stress Analysis through the WRI Aqueduct Tool
  • Provided clean water facilities to support 643 vulnerable children and 2,000 people in the community in Loei, Thailand

Our Commitments

  • 10% water intensity reduction by 2025 from 2020 levels
  • Promoting sustainable water management
  • Increasing access to safe drinking water for communities in rural areas

Environmental Stewardship

Water Management

Risk Management

Increasing the use of electricity from renewable sources where possible

Outcomes

  • Combined use of 1,767,434 GJ of renewable electricity saved over 87,227 tCO2e
  • 100% renewable electricity in four operations
  • 55% of ISO 50001 certifications

Our Commitments

  • Renewable electricity consumption: 10% by 2025 and 25% by 2030
  • Promoting sustainable energy efficiency

Energy Management

Renewable Energy

Providing decent working conditions, a non-discriminatory environment and equal opportunities in our operations and supply chain

Outcomes

  • 91.51% global retention rate
  • Employed 294 persons with disabilities
  • 16% of our employees are below 30 years old
  • 429,886 total training hours

Our Commitments

  • Protecting labor rights and promoting a safe and secure working environment
  • Reducing the Lost TIme Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) to less than 0.5 cases per 200,000 man-hours in 2025 and less than 0.1 cases per 200,000 man-hours in 2030

Human Resources

CSR

Empowering sustainable development through investments in manufacturing, innovation and technology

Outcomes

  • 3 new recycling facilities and 1 expanded site in 2020
  • US$ 19.2 million in direct R&D spending
  • 173 R&D employees / 17 R&D Centers globally in 2020
  • 94 patents in 2020 (out of an overall 884 patents)
  • Over 300 projects with customers, suppliers and academia
  • US$ 3.2 million investment in GHG projects
  • 2020 Vitality Index*: Fibers business = 23% and Specialty PET = 35%
  • Thailand’s first ever cross-border Sustainability-Linked Ninja Loan worth US$ 225 million

Our Commitments

  • Investing US$1.5 billion in sustainability projects (Recycling and Operational efficiency)
  • 10% combined GHG (Scope 1 & 2) intensity reduction from 2020 levels
  • 2021 Vitality Index*: Fibers Business = 22% and Specialty PET = 34%
  • Promoting investments in R&D and technology

* Vitality Index: Revenue generated from the sales of products developed during the last five years.

Innovation Management

Recycling

GHG Management

Strengthening efforts to protect natural heritage and reduce the adverse environmental impact with a focus on people in vulnerable situations in making sustainable cities and communities

Outcomes

  • 222,288 tons equivalent to 10.1 billion bottles of post-consumer PET bottles diverted from landfill and oceans in 2020
  • 84% of waste diverted from landfill in our operations
  • Supported Wetlands Edge Environmental Center (WEEC) in Alabama, which is more than 400 acres of wildlife habitat.
  • Supported 223 vulnerable women who have maternity status at construction campsites, minorities, victims of domestic violence, inmates.
  • Community investments more than US$ 450,000

Our Commitments

  • Recycling 50 billion PET bottles per year by 2025
  • Improving our operational eco-efficiency through sustainability initiatives and green projects
  • 90% waste diverted from landfill by 2025

Environmental Sustainability

Recycling

Waste Management

CSR

Reducing the impacts of our products in the use phase and promoting ways to include recyclability and circularity

Outcomes

  • Approximately 58 billion bottles recycled as of 2020 since 2011
  • 84% waste diverted from landfill
  • 6.6% water reused / recycled
  • 424,530 bottles collected globally, and 6,109 kg of bottles returned to recycling factories
  • Provided recycling education program to 27,906 people in 2020

Our Commitments

  • Recycling 750,000 tons of post-consumer PET materials as feedstock per year by 2025
  • Recycling 50 billion PET bottles per year by 2025
  • 10% water intensity reduction by 2025 from 2020 levels
  • 90% waste diverted from landfill by 2025
  • Educating 1,000,000 consumers around the world on recycling by 2030

Recycling

Product Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Improving resource use, energy efficiency, and developing strong low-carbon strategies

Outcomes

  • 1.9 million tons of carbon footprint reduced by recycling post-consumer PET bottles
  • US$ 5.1 million in energy efficiency investments
  • More than 48,000 tons of carbon footprint reduced through green projects at our operations
  • Aligned the COP21 and TCFD frameworks and recommendations in our 2025 Climate Change Strategy
  • Engaged with CDP: Climate / Supply Chain Management

Our Commitments

  • 5% energy intensity reduction by 2025 from 2020 levels
  • 10% GHG intensity reduction (Scope 1 and 2) by 2025 from 2020 levels
  • Committed to becoming a carbon neutral company

Climate Change Strategy

Risk Management

Responsible Sourcing

CSR

Preventing, reducing and collaborating with like-minded organizations to address waste in the oceans

Outcomes

  • 222,288 tons equivalent to 10.1 billion bottles of post-consumer PET bottles diverted from oceans in 2020
  • Blue loan worth US$ 300 million in addressing the solution and actions of plastic waste in ocean
  • Collaborated with the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University to establish the “Marine Waste Trap” Innovation Award which traps waste thus reducing waste leakage into the marine environment

Our Commitments

  • Recycling 750,000 tons of post-consumer PET materials as feedstock per year by 2025
  • Reducing ocean pollution by recycling 50 billion PET bottles per year by 2025

Environmental Stewardship

Water Management

Climate Change Strategy

Recycling

Responsible Sourcing

CSR

Reducing the risk of potentially adverse environmental impacts and monitoring the new areas near our operations

Outcomes

  • Supported wildlife conservation (saving species and adopting animals) in the Asheboro Zoo in North Carolina
  • 222,288 tons equivalent to 10.1 billion bottles of post-consumer PET bottles diverted from landfill in 2020
  • 84% of waste diverted from landfill in our operations

Our Commitments

  • Protecting and restoring degraded forests and promoting sustainable ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Reducing on-land plastic pollution by recycling 50 billion PET bottles per year by 2025
  • 90% waste diverted from landfill by 2025

Environmental Stewardship

Waste Management

Climate Change Strategy

Recycling

Responsible Sourcing

CSR

Partnering with organizations to intensify our contributions to achieve the goals and a circular economy

Outcomes

  • Joined the Circular Economy Accelerator
  • A participant member of the United Nations Global Compact
  • Joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP)
  • International and local organizations and associations

Our Commitments

  • Partnering with organizations to intensify our contributions to the achievement of SDGs
  • Partnering with organizations to intensify our contributions to the circular economy

Industry Associations and Membership

  • = Major
  • = Moderate
  • = Monitor

The 17 SDGs and 169 targets seek to eradicate poverty, strengthen human rights, and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: The economic, social and environmental. The goals and targets will stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

IVL hereby pledge that by 2030, we shall collectively invest a total of Baht 1 billion, in approximate 45 projects and initiatives that directly support achieving the SDGs and commit to embedding the SDGs into the core of our business strategies and activities.

IVL's Key Focus Themes on SDGs

Achieving the SDGs by 2030 is highly ambitious. The private sector has an important role to play along with governments, institutions, and communities in delivering these goals. It is in the interest of businesses to engage in creating a more sustainable future.

Considering the nature of business, IVL is committed to play its role by contributing to the achievement of following UN SDGs. The fully coloured goals below are directly impacted by business activities which IVL strongly supports. The faded goals are indirectly impacted by business activities which IVL keeps monitoring.

Recycling and Circular Economy

Bringing customers of recycled products into the product value chain cycle and developing ways to include recyclability into all products

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Climate Change

Being fully aligned with the global initiatives agrred at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) towards developing strong low-carbon strategies

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Product Stewardship

Reducing the risk of the adverse environmental, health and safety impacts of our products in use phase and disposal

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Environmental Stewardship

Improving resource efficiencies and ensuring our production is environmentally-friendly

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Health and Safety

Guaranteeing that health and safety are at the forefront of our activities

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Employee

Focusing on hiring woman and providing development opportunities that support gender diversity

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Corporate Citizenship

Making Recycling Education as a part of our global CSR Flagship Program

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