We are committed to the prudent use of all natural resources and the minimisation of wastes in all activities from the specification of incoming raw materials, the use of materials in production activities and packaging, and the transmission of materials into the supply chain. Where waste is unavoidably created we will manage its disposal in the most appropriate manner giving full consideration to environmental issues. One of the most important impact areas for Manufacturing and Supply is waste generation, the management of which must be carefully controlled so that any hazardous substances or contaminated materials are disposed of correctly.
Our ultimate aim is to be zero to landfill and to achieve this target we have upgraded our database to collate waste data for all of our Manufacturing and Logistics centres. All of our sites are encouraged to increase reuse, recovery, or recycling of waste (where locally available).
Reduction in Packaging Materials and Plastics
The Dechra Service Center in Uldum (DSC) has taken steps to be as environmentally friendly as possible by using 100% recycled paper for stuffing in shippers. All cardboard used for packing is made from 70% to 90% recycled material and all the cardboard boxes for the nutrition range are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) material. In the rare situations where air pillows are required, these are made from eco-friendly plastic material that is biodegradable. The distribution centre in Auldendorf, Germany, uses old newspapers as fillers in packaging. We are in the process of developing our sustainable packaging strategy and have established a taskforce to look at this.