British multinational packaging business DS Smith, based on London, England, has published a sustainability report detailing progress against its Now and Next Sustainability Strategy.
The performance highlights from the report include:
• 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging achieved this year;
• 313 million units of problem plastic replaced with recyclable alternatives since 2020/21;
• 29 percent reduction in GHG emissions per tonne of production since 2015;
• 1.5°C science-based target set, to reduce Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 46 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 and reach Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050;
• 5 percent reduction in water withdrawal per tonne of production at mills in water stressed areas since 2019/20 and awarded CDP Water Security ‘A List’;
• Halved the number of non-conformances with consents to discharge compared to last year;
• 2.3 million people engaged on the circular economy and circular lifestyles;
• 100 percent of our sites engaged in community activities this year;
• 6 percent reduction in accident frequency rate this year;
• 50 percent of our people actively engaged on the circular economy this year; and
• 100 biodiversity projects launched to enhance nature in local communities since 2020/21.