At Sidel, we believe that good business is founded on sustainable practices. By placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do, we are protecting our precious environment and ultimately creating a better future for all.
Our mission to empower sustainable transformation begins at home. How else could we take a lead in this critical space, except by example? Only by minimising our own emissions, energy consumption and footprint can we encourage others, in our supply chain and beyond, to join us in our direction of travel.
In 2021, Sidel set firm targets to conduct more sustainable operations. To do so in a scientific way, recognised by our customers, we committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, submitted our targets and got them approved in mid-June 2021. With a clearly defined science-based path to reduce emissions, in line with the Paris climate agreement goals, we developed a strategy and an action plan. Already today, several activities have been initiated at Sidel to reduce our emissions and become more sustainable.
Our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets are to decrease our scope 1 and 2 emissions (controlled by our industrial sites) by 30 per cent and our scope 3 emissions (mainly use of sold products and on sourcing) by 25 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019.
Our GHG reduction strategy consists of four pillars:
To bring the strategy to life, as part of its Product Development Plan (PDP), Sidel has implemented a Sustainable Packaging Framework where 30 topics related to packaging are being assessed, discussed and managed. Examples are new packaging material, new closure design, smart packaging and new ways of warehousing and logistics.
We set high standards at all our sites around the globe to meet – and even exceed – our customers’ needs and expectations. Our ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system and ISO 45001 Health and Safety management system certifications cover 19 of our industrial sites. In 2021, 75 per cent of our sites were ISO 45001 certified and 80 per cent were ISO 14001:2015 certified. We aim to have all our sites certified by the end of 2023.
Our packaging solutions are based on a huge amount of innovation, and we are committed to helping our customers to minimise their environmental footprint. Our 5 “R” approach, namely Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Renew, Re-invent, answers the circularity requirements of both customers and consumers.