Given the increasing pressure on natural resources we want to minimise our waste, and where this waste cannot be avoided we want to find ways to turn it into a resource. We have had significant success in reducing our overall waste volumes and in addition to working with our suppliers to reduce waste at source, we also seek to divert waste from landfill.
We look for opportunities to turn waste into a resource and in 2015, launched a project in Malaysia to turn by-product from our waste water treatment plant into organic fertiliser. We also have an increasing focus on food waste and partner with a range of charities to distribute food products to those in need within our local communities. You can find more on our food recovery programmes in our Kerry Group Annual Report 2015 (page 43).
Having achieved a 20% reduction in waste between 2011 and 2014, Kerry committed to a further waste reduction of 12% between 2015 and 2020. In 2015, we achieved an overall 10.7% reduction in waste and a 12% reduction in waste sent to landfill.
|Waste||2013 Base Year||2020 Target||2015 Target||2015 Performance|
|Kgs per Tonne FG||103.23||90.84||99.10||92.15|