We are working with our suppliers to reduce the amount of excess packaging associated with our raw materials.
We are eliminating excess packaging on our products where possible, with recent changes to the packaging of our epoxy fillers being an example. A change to UN-approved filler pails has eliminated the need for outer cartons.
The multi-language label programme we are currently implementing in Europe not only allows us to provide our customers with more comprehensive health and safety information but will also significantly reduce the amount of obsolescent stocks in the future and hence reduce the level of waste.
During one of the worst droughts for 100 years, our Australian site reduced water consumption by over 60% in 2006 by upgrading the plumbing system and removing a cooling tower.