At Univar we report on what really matters with regards to the aspects of our operations and the demands of our stakeholders.
We recognize that our operations have the potential to generate environmental impacts. We are committed to preventing harm and minimizing our impacts wherever possible, reducing risk to our environment, people and stakeholders. Across our global operations, we are governed by legislative requirements but we do not stop at what we “need” to do. Our proactive approach to responsible environmental stewardship runs through each region of our business and each function. Where applicable to our sites, we hold ISO14001 certification to the latest standard, with the remainder of our operational sites implementing systems based on these standards.
Annually, we collect and report data around key environmental areas, including: energy and water use, carbon emissions, waste generated and its treatment, significant spills and incidences of material non-conformances. The data we report covers our entire operations and fully illustrate Univar’s impacts on the environment and our efforts to eliminate and minimize these impacts.
Our global data collection program feeds into our environmental management systems and serves as the foundation of measuring performance against our sustainability goals to 2021. We are already taking significant steps to help achieve our ambitious sustainability goals and to create economic, environmental and social good.
This year we have continued to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of our environmental data collection. As our business grows, we must continue these efforts to make sure all aspects of our business are reporting the information we need to track progress. At present our reporting on all environmental topics captures more than 99.9% of our operations, with 98% of all data coming from primary sources (on a per FTE basis).