Waste

Striving for an ongoing reduction in waste

Our approach

Almost all the by-products created by our production processes can be used as valuable raw materials in feed, construction, agriculture or for the manufacture of biogas. Our products themselves as well as our by-products are readily biodegradable and ecologically safe. Therefore, one of the company’s health, safety and environment targets is to convert as much substance as possible into useful by-products, if economically viable.

Waste generated in our production sites is measured and recorded in the annual Responsible Care® report for each plant. Each production plant and each office location handle management of waste individually.

Our ambition

We strive for an ongoing reduction in waste and for optimal recycling flows. Production processes shall be improved where possible to minimise process waste.

Examples of waste reduction projects implemented in 2020 in our production sites

  • A process optimisation made it possible to keep an intermediate product in the process and thus lead to a reduction of packaging material in Ladenburg, Germany

  • Optimisation of waste management lead to better recycling in Marckolsheim, France

  • Several tonnes of resources were saved by using recycled paper bags for certain products in Pernhofen, Austria

Key measures and evaluation

In 2020, water recovery and usage were optimised in our production plants by implementing new processes or reconstructions. This has contributed to a reduction in water consumption. There are also processes to maximise the reuse of water in our sites.

Measures Targets 2020 Progress and achievements 2020
Reduction of Waste to Landfill Further reduction of corporate waste intensity Corporate waste intensity was reduced by 75% from 2013-2020
Waste Reduction Projects in Production Sites Waste Reduction Projects in Production Sites by implementation of individual projects in our four production sites Waste reduction projects have been identified and implemented in our production sites

Jungbunzlauer corporate waste intensity

mt landfill waste/mt final product
incl. by products and glucose

Corporate waste intensity is calculated as waste to landfill of all production sites per volume produced including by-products and glucose.

Outlook

Continued reduction of waste where possible and optimisation of waste flows for optimal recycling.