5 Waste production

Reduce waste production by

25%

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

In 2018, waste generated at the UCB facilities has decreased by 28% compared to the baseline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRI indicator

Definition

Unit of measure

2015 (benchmark year)

2018 Actual

Variance (%)

306-2

Waste disposal

Total waste

Tons

9 745

6 790

-28%

 

 

Total waste not recovered

Tons

520

536

3%

 

 

Total waste recovered

Tons

9 255

6 435

-30%

 

 

Subtotals

Tons

 

 

%

 

 

Subtotal waste used principally as a fuel or other means to generate energy (EU waste recovery code R1)

Tons

2 919

2 120

-27%

 

 

Subtotal waste recovered through solvent reclamation or regeneration (EU waste recovery code R2)

Tons

2 839

2 598

-8%

 

 

Subtotal waste recovered through recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents (EU waste recovery code R3)

Tons

1 604

1 204

-25%

 

 

Subtotal waste recovered through recycling/reclamation of inorganic materials other than metals (EU waste recovery R5)

Tons

1 790

404

-76%

 

 

Subtotal waste recovery by other methods (EU waste recovery R4, R6 & R9)

Tons

74

108

47%

306-3

Total number and volume of significant spills

Number

 

0

0

N/A

 

Volume

Tons

0

0

N/A

306-4

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste as defined by locally applicable regulations

Tons

6 455

4 844

-25%

 

Non-hazardous waste

Other solid waste (excluding emissions and effluents)

Tons

3 291

2 126

-35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92%

waste recovered

UCB globally managed to recover 92% of its waste, predominantly through recovery of waste as a fuel to generate energy, and the recovery and regeneration of solvents, which is slightly lower than the recovery rate of 94% achieved in baseline year 2015

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