Our environmental efforts have been recognised by the FTSE4Good Index, an index focused on companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, that measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practises. Our annual membership highlights our leadership in delivering our corporate social responsibility and sustainability commitments.
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Across our operations and joint ventures, we focus on three aspects of our activities that have the greatest potential impact on the environment:
Energy use and carbon emissions
Projects include replacing the boiler economiser unit at our Lafayette South, US plant with a new model; upgrading the economiser unit at our Almex joint venture plant in Mexico; and constructing a new gas-fired electrical co-generation plant at our Loudon, US facility. These changes will increase the efficiency of energy generation and reduce fuel use (and carbon emissions) at these sites.
We reduced our overall water use per tonne of production by 1.4%. As a result of water efficiency projects and programmes in our Santa Rosa, Brazil plant achieved a 9% reduction in water use through improved water recovery and re-use, and a proportionate reduction in waste water.
Waste to landfill
We have carried out a number of successful waste reduction projects in recent years, for example: at Loudon, US we have significantly reduced waste to landfill by the off-site reuse of wastewater treatment plant residuals. Overall, since 2008 our waste to landfill per tonne of production has reduced by 4.6%.
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