At Essentra Components we are aiming to be the world’s leading, responsible, hassle free supplier of essential industrial components. We are committed to making it easier for our customers to achieve their sustainability goals and objectives, by developing sustainable industrial component solutions for them.
We have set our own ambitious corporate sustainability goals, and with our culture of continuous improvement, are helping our customers to achieve theirs too. By remaining transparent about our progress and working alongside customers to provide more sustainable solutions, Essentra Components is reducing our environmental impact while still delivering a hassle-free service to our customers.
Essentra Components are committed to playing our part in solving global sustainability challenges. Our corporate sustainability goals supported by our Senior Leadership Team are integral to being a responsible corporate citizen:
See how Essentra Components is making manufacturing more sustainable:
As an active participant in the circular economy, Essentra Components are a signatory of the European Commission’s Circular Plastics Alliance. This solidifies our commitment to increasing the use of recycled polymer raw materials in our product range, alongside playing our role in expanding the European recycled plastics market to ten million tonnes by 2025.
Essentra Components are committed to developing products that help our customers reduce their environmental impact and that’s why we are focusing on making our products recyclable and using resources effectively. This includes increasing the amount of recycled plastics across our polypropylene (PP) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) product ranges. Our LDPE products contain 50% recycled content as standard. The plant in Kidlington has been manufacturing products including recycled material since April 2021, and our Erie and Barcelona plants since March 2022. We continue to support our customers in their waste management activities with our recyclable solutions, looking at our other ranges to bring our customers a variety of sustainable solutions. We can also offer our customers flexibility with sustainable alternatives for their custom products, tailored to their needs.
As part of our carbon footprint reduction programme, we have made significant investment in new electric injection moulding machinery. All end-of-life inefficient hydraulic machinery is due to be replaced by the end of 2031. So far we have replaced 180 machines and 32 more have been identified for replacement in the next year. As part of our energy reduction programme we are working to optimise the energy consumption of each of our sites globally, including introducing more efficient LED lighting and carrying out energy audits. See our press release for more information.
As part of our aim to have all our sites certified Zero Waste To Landfill by 2030, Essentra Components is optimising its operations to monitor and reduce waste. We are working to divert at least 99% of all our business waste from landfill, choosing more sustainable disposal methods alongside implementing the waste hierarchy.
Essentra Components and the wider Essentra Plc believe in being transparent about our sustainability journey, progress and challenges. We disclose our data to CDP and Ecovadis annually to meet the needs of our customers who request this information and help us to identify areas for improvement.