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.