Waste

UCB also set the absolute target to reduce its waste generation by 25% by 2030 compared to the 2015 baseline.

In 2017, waste generated at the UCB facilities decreased by 19%.

UCB globally managed to recover 91% of its waste, predominantly through recovery of waste as a fuel to generate energy, and the recovery and regeneration of solvents. This percentage of recuperated waste steadily improved by more than 5%, when compared to 2010.

Waste avoidance and improved waste recovery by an active management of various waste streams remains key in managing UCB’s ecological footprint.

Waste globally recovered by UCB (icon)

91%

Waste recovered