Our values of Excellence and Caring underpin our aim to achieve best-inclass environmental performance in order to protect the planet’s natural resources. We have a responsibility to minimize environmental impacts across our value chain. These are key business objectives that reduce waste, increase efficiency and make sound business sense.
The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy: raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated and then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways we can save natural resources, protect the environment, and save money.
Much of our packages are protected with our used Air Bags Toner Cartridges and others used protections that we can recovered from our partners. In that way, they are recycled and we can reduce waste. Only a very small proportion of our waste is hazardous waste – mostly waste alcohol.
Packaging is an integral part of our business and we strive to lessen any negative environmental effects, especially with regard to packaging weight.
Additionally, a growing and increasingly affluent global population is consuming more natural resources, producing more waste and pollution and increasing pressure on the environment. These pressures have the potential to disrupt global ecosystems and food security – driving up the price of energy and commodities so crucial to our Company.
We need to ensure that Planetrum is part of the solution – not only in our direct operations, but also across all stages of our value chain. More broadly, we recognize that all stakeholders need to work together to tackle these issues.
This approach matches the expectations of our customers and consumers who, increasingly, believe companies should play their part in preserving and sustaining the environment.