Reduction of environmental impacts caused by production and distribution processes (water, energy, GHG emissions and solid residues)

Reduction of environmental impacts caused by production and distribution processes (water, energy, GHG emissions and solid residues)

  • Overview

    Summary

    Reduction of the environmental impact caused by production and distribution processes, focusing on water, energy, GHG emissions and solid residues

    Reduce the potable water usage in processes not related to product manufacture (like human consumption, wash water, waste water treatment, among others) per unit of product volume. For GHG emissions reduction, we will take special consideration in the major contribution, given by the fossil fuels consumption. For reduction of residue generation, we will take special consideration in the office departments and raw material reception, places where the residue generation is high. For electric consumption, we will focus on the production branch, taking into account the motors utilized to agitate the mixes. All this in our facilities in Costa Rica.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2017 – Reduce, by 2017 (baseline year 2015) the usage of potable water by 27,5%, by giving focused training, awareness talks, implementing a liquid residue reduction program and better washing techniques.

    • 2017 – Reduce, by 2017 (baseline year 2010) scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions by 7,5%, specially from scope 1 emissions related to distribution and transportation. This will be done by giving focused training, awareness talks, and making better distribution routes.

    • 2017 – Reduce, by 2017 (baseline year 2010) residue generation by 60%, especially the special residue. This will be done by giving focused training, awareness talks, and finding new ways of re-utilization and/or reduction of these residues.

    • 2017 – Reduce, by 2017 (baseline year 2014) electric consumption by 50%. This will be done by giving focused training, awareness talks, and finding new cost-effective ways of reducing energy consumption.

    • Sustainable Development Goals
      7. Affordable and clean energy; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Chemicals; Personal goods
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      Costa Rica

      Partners

      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.