Sustainability Report 2021

Environmental Standards

TAG overview

GRI Standards and Disclosure Number

 

Comment

 

Reference

GRI 301: MATERIALS 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

We only record the weight of the raw materials that are directly used in our pharmaceuticals and chemicals, which came to 400 metric kilotons in 2021 (2020: 387 metric kilotons). Additionally, we utilize operating supplies and packaging materials, such as folding boxes, glass bottles and ampules.

 

Sustainable products & packaging

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

301-1

 

Materials used by weight or volume

 

We only record the weight of the raw materials that are directly used in our pharmaceuticals and chemicals, which came to 400 metric kilotons in 2021 (2020: 387 metric kilotons). Additionally, we utilize operating supplies and packaging materials, such as folding boxes, glass bottles and ampules.

 

Sustainable products & packaging

301-2

 

Recycled input materials used

 

In all our endeavors, we attempt to efficiently utilize materials and recycle as much as possible. Where feasible, we use recycled materials (in packaging, for instance.) Overall, our company considers material consumption to be a major concern. There are few opportunities to use recycled material in our production processes because our business model puts us at the start of the value chain. We therefore do not collect such data at Group level. Individual data and measures are reported in the respective chapters.

 

Sustainable products & packaging

301-3

 

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

 

Owing to the multitude of products we supply and the minimal comparability of our various initiatives, we do not collect quantitative data at the Group level. The individual measures taken by our various businesses are reported in the respective chapters.

 

Sustainable products & packaging

GRI 302: ENERGY 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Climate action
Environmental stewardship
Sustainable products & packaging

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

302-1

 

Energy consumption within the organization

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

302-2

 

Energy consumption outside of the organization

 

To date, we have not been tracking energy consumption outside our organization, but we are working to create more transparency on our Scope 3 emissions. Going forward, we will also make efforts to track energy consumption outside of our organization.

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

302-3

 

Energy intensity

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

302-4

 

Reduction of energy consumption

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

302-5

 

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

 

 

 

Sustainable products & packaging

GRI 303: WATER AND EFFLUENTS 2018

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Water management
Environmental stewardship

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

303-1

 

Interactions with water as a shared resource

 

 

 

Water management

303-2

 

Management of water discharge-related impacts

 

 

 

Water management

303-3

 

Water withdrawal

 

The amount of seawater and produced water withdrawn is not significant and is therefore not reported separately.

 

Water management
Indicators: environment

303-4

 

Water discharge

 

The volume of seawater and groundwater discharged is not significant and is therefore not reported separately.

 

Water management
Indicators: environment

303-5

 

Water consumption

 

Most of the water we use in our production streams is released back into aquatic ecosystems through direct or indirect discharges. Evaporation processes are not a material part of our manufacturing operations. At individual manufacturing sites, we incorporate small amounts of water into our products. We are working to implement systems to track this. Because we lack the capacity for water storage, such information is irrelevant to our company.

 

Water management

GRI 304: BIODIVERSITY 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Environmental stewardship
Sustainable products & packaging

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

304-1

 

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

 

Our land use planning takes biodiversity impacts into account, with appropriate protective measures being taken on a case-by-case basis.

 

Environmental stewardship

304-2

 

Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

 

 

 

Environmental stewardship

304-3

 

Habitats protected or restored

 

 

 

Environmental stewardship

304-4

 

IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

 

Our land use planning takes biodiversity impacts into account, with appropriate protective measures being taken on a case-by-case basis.

 

Environmental stewardship

GRI 305: EMISSIONS 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Climate action
Environmental stewardship

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

305-1

 

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

305-2

 

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

305-3

 

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment
CDP Climate change

305-4

 

GHG emissions intensity

 

 

 

Climate action
Indicators: environment

305-5

 

Reduction of GHG emissions

 

 

 

Climate action
Sustainable products & packaging
Indicators: environment
CDP Climate change

305-6

 

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

 

 

 

Indicators: environment

305-7

 

Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

 

 

 

Indicators: environment

GRI 306: WASTE 2020

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Waste & recycling
Environmental stewardship

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

306-1

 

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

 

 

 

Waste & recycling

306-2

 

Management of significant waste-related impacts

 

 

 

Waste & recycling

306-3

 

Waste generated

 

 

 

Waste & recycling

306-4

 

Waste diverted from disposal

 

 

 

Indicators: environment

306-5

 

Waste directed to disposal

 

 

 

Waste & recycling
Indicators: environment

GRI 307: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Environmental stewardship

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

307-1

 

Non-Compliance with environmental laws and regulations

 

 

 

Environmental stewardship

GRI 308: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2016

103-1

 

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

 

 

 

Sustainable supply chain management
Mica supply chain

103-2

 

The management approach and its components

 

 

 

103-3

 

Evaluation of the management approach

 

 

 

308-1

 

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

 

 

 

Sustainable supply chain management

308-2

 

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

 

 

 

Sustainable supply chain management
Mica supply chain

Biodiversity
The diversity of ecosystems, habitats and landscapes on earth, the diversity of the species, and the genetic diversity within a biological species or population.
Scope 1
This includes emissions that occur in our company, for instance by generating energy from fossil fuels or by releasing process-related emissions.
Scope 2
This includes emissions from purchased energy such as electricity, heat, steam, or cold.
Scope 3
Scope 3 includes indirect greenhouse gas emissions, such as the extraction and production of purchased materials, transport-related activities, waste disposal, and employee travel.

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