ESG

An overview of our sustainability performance from an economic, environmental and social perspective, from 2016 to 2020

Economic

Area

Unit

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Ambition 2020

               

Product/service

             
Eco-premium solutions % of revenue 21 21 22 22 21 20
               

Supplier management

             
PR5 suppliers signed Business Partner CoC1,2 % of spend 99 97 98 98 98  
NPR6 suppliers signed Business Partner CoC1,2 % of spend 86 86 83 84 89  
Suppliers participating in CSR program % against baseline     60 65 75
Suppliers in line with our expectations % against baseline     38 47 51  
Third party on-site sustainability audits (TfS)5 number 131 219 270 263 204

Environmental

Area

Unit

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Ambition 2020

               

Energy use and emissions

             
Total energy use 1000TJ 6.32 6.39 6.20 6.02 5.69
 per ton of production GJ/ton 1.91 1.88 1.91 1.88 1.83 1.81
Renewable energy (own operations) % 27 30 31 31 33
Renewable electricity (own operations) % 34 37 38 37 40  
Greenhouse gas emissions – Direct CO2(e) emissions (Scope 1)9 kiloton 72.72 69.66 62.90 58.29 57.16
 per ton of production kg/ton 21.96 20.53 19.42 18.18 18.42
Greenhouse gas emissions – Indirect CO2(e) emissions (Scope 2) kiloton 244.3 237.8 226.0 183.1 168.2
 per ton of production kg/ton 73.78 70.11 69.77 57.13 54.21
VOC kiloton 2.00 1.71 1.57 1.19 0.95
 per ton of production kg/ton 0.60 0.50 0.49 0.37 0.31 0.45
NOx emissions kiloton 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1  
 per ton of production kg/ton 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02  
SOx emissions kiloton 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.03  
 per ton of production kg/ton 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01  
Total fresh water consumption (TFWC)12 million m3 2.24 2.33 2.23 2.17 1.97  
 per ton of production m3/ton 0.67 0.68 0.69 0.67 0.63  
Total fresh water intake (TFWI)12 million m3 9.61 9.62 9.27 8.05 9.12  
 per ton of production m3/ton 2.90 2.84 2.86 2.51 2.94  
COD emissions kiloton 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02  
per ton of production kg/ton 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01  
               

Raw material efficiency

             
Total waste kiloton 85 77 67 67 62
 per ton of production kg/ton 25.65 22.77 20.97 21.00 19.96 21.50
Total reusable waste kiloton 42 37 33 34 32  
Total non-reusable waste kiloton 43 40 34 33 30
 per ton of production kg/ton 12.92 11.90 10.63 10.28 9.57
Hazardous waste total kiloton 35 33 30 29 28
 per ton of production kg/ton 10.72 9.76 9.13 9.07 8.93
Hazardous waste non-reusable kiloton 15 16 15 14 15
 per ton of production kg/ton 4.62 4.64 4.59 4.46 4.70
Hazardous waste to landfill kiloton (estimates) 0.7 0.6 0.69 0.45 0.23
 per ton of production kg/ton 0.20 0.17 0.21 0.14 0.07
               

Value chain

             
Renewable raw materials % organic RM 6 5 5 5 5  
Cradle-to-grave carbon footprint
(Scope 1, 2 and 3)
million tons     14.9 14.4 13.4
Scope 3, category 1. Purchased goods and services million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     6.5 6.3 5,9  
Scope 3, category 2. Capital goods million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     0.4 0.4 0,4  
Scope 3, category 3. Fuel- and energyrelated activities million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 4. Upstream transportation and distribution million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     0.0 0.0 0.10  
Scope 3, category 5. Waste generated in operations million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 6. Business travel  million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 7. Employee commuting million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 8. Upstream leased assets million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 9. Downstream transportation and distribution million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     0.1 0.1 0.12  
Scope 3, category 10. Processing of sold products million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     (Included in use) (Included in use) (included in use)  
Scope 3, category 11. Use of sold products  million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     5.9 5.7 5.20  
Scope 3, category 12. End-of-life treatment of sold products million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     1.6 1.6 1.50  
Scope 3, category 13. Downstream leased assets million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 14. Franchises million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  
Scope 3, category 15. Investments million tons CO2 (e) (estimated)     <0.1 <0.1 <0.1  

Social

Area

Unit

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Ambition 2020

               

Employees

             
Organisational Health Score (OHI) score     68 61 69 Top quartile (74)
Female executives  % 19 19 20 18 21 25
Executive vacancies filled internally1 % 61 74 54 53 60 60
High potential turnover1 13 % 4 5 8 4 6 <5
Total CEO compensation vs median employee
compensation
Ratio 71.4 70.3 71.3 81.9 126.4  
Total CEO compensation vs mean employee
compensation 11
Ratio 60.2 58.6 56.4 65.0 99.2  
Total employee turnover rate1 % 12 13 14 14 13  
Voluntary employee turnover rate1 % 7 6 8 7 5  
Employees covered by an independent trade union or collective bargaining agreements1, 8 % 70 65 56 56 59  
Number employees number      36,300      35,700      34,500      33,800      32,200  
               

People, process and product safety

             
Fatalities employees number 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total reportable injury rate employees/temporary workers /200,000 hours 0.26 0.20 0.20 0.24 0.23 ≤0.20
Lost time injury rate employees/temporary workers /200,000 hours 0.13 0.06 0.09 0.08 0.09
Occupational illness rate employees /1,000,000 hours 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.03 0.05
Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR)  /1,000,000 hours 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.03 0.05
New Wellness Checkpoint participants number            795            465            446            388 740
Total illness absence rate employees % 1.84 1.92 1.98 2.17 2.59  
Fatalities contractors (temporary workers plus independent) number 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total reportable injury rate contractors /200,000 hours 0.29 0.12 0.18 0.19 0.17
 Lost time injury rate contractors /200,000 hours 0.11 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.11  
Distribution incidents number 23 16 21 26 15  
Loss of primary containment – Level 17 number 5 5 6 3 6
Loss of primary containment – Level 2 number 45 43 63 64 52
Process safety event (include near misses)  – Level 3 number 666 1200 1583 970 1250
Regulatory actions – Level 3 number 0 0 2 3 0  
Regulatory actions – Level 4 number 0 0 1 0 0 0
Priority substances with management plan % 33 67 100 100 100 100
               

HSE management

             
Safety incidents (Level 3) number 0 1 0 2 0
Safety incidents (Levels 1, 2, 3) number 0 2 3 3 2
Management audits plus reassurance audits number 34 32 25 32 28
Environmental certification  ISO 14001 14 % of manufacturing sites 78 76 77 75 76  
Health and Safety Management certification - ISO 4500114 % of manufacturing sites 53 53 55 53 53  
               

Social programs

             
Community people trained number 2,041 2,863 4,276 4,078 2,669
Projects number 157 224 126 225 170

Diversity metrics

   

Age by gender

   

Age groups

2019
Female

2020
Female

<25 45% 46%
25 - <35 32% 32%
35 - <45 26% 26%
45 - <55 25% 25%
55 - <65 20% 21%
≥ 65 11% 12%
Total 25% 25%
     

Functions per gender

   

Functions

2019
Female

2020
Female

Facilities 53% 46%
General Management 50% 40%
Integrated Supply Chain 14% 14%
Research  Development & Innovation 35% 34%
Sales & Marketing 26% 27%
Support 55% 54%
Total 25% 25%
     

Management level by gender

   

Management level 

2019
Female

2020
Female

Executive 18% 20%
Senior MM level 27% 27%
Junior MM level 29% 30%
G level 24% 23%
Ungraded N/A N/A

Notes:

1.    2015-2017 data includes discontinued operations.

2.    CoC = Code of Conduct.

3.    SSBS = Supplier Sustainability Balanced Scorecard. Baseline is 2018 (new KPI).

4.    Includes TfS shared assessments, cumulative.

5.    Includes TfS shared audits, cumulative. 2020 number is low due to further supplier consolidation and low risk supplier not being re-audited.

6.    NPR = Non-product related.

7.    Definition change 2016.

8.    We operate in some countries where the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk. We ensure that systems are in place for employee involvement/engagement, in line with company values and HR policies, for example by inclusion in the Code of Conduct.

9.    We have restated our 2018 Scope 1 emissions due to a temporary database outage in the prior year leading to misstated values.

10. We have restated 2018-2019 Scope 3 downstream and upstream due to improvement of methodology by better incorporating raw material formulation. 

11. The increase is mainly due to the 2020 Performance Incentive Plan payment. Without this one-off special payment, the ratio would have been 62.3.

12. Total fresh water consumption (TFWC) is the Total fresh water intake (TFWI) corrected for water used for cooling purposes. This water is not changed chemically, it only has an increased temperature.

13. In 2020, we changed the definition of our high potential turnover as follows: High performers (scoring a 4 or 5 in their P&DD for the past two years), who leave the organization voluntarily, or as part of a redundancy.

14. This % covers manufacturing sites under global group certification. Some sites are certified against local standards and are not covered in the group certificate 


Get the full picture for 2020

For a detailed summary of our financial and sustainability performance in 2020, read the online version of our integrated Report 2020.