Operational efficiency

We strive for CO2 neutrality and a sustainable water footprint, and we follow the zero-waste approach.

We want to become climate neutral by 2040 and have set ourselves a 1.5°C-compatible target by 2030 at the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This target provides for a reduction of -52,5 % CO2eq by 2030 in Scopes 1, 2 and 3. Our climate targets are flanked by continuous efficiency improvements and the increasing use of renewable energies. We have defined specific water targets based on the WWF Water Stewardship Project. In addition, we will utilise 100% of production waste for material recycling or energy recovery by 2025. In doing so, we maximise material recycling.

Furthermore, the WEPA Group is certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. This underpins our engagement for environmental issues and our sensitive handling of the resource energy.

Actively combating climate change

Our targets and ambitions

We want to become climate-neutral by 2040 and are, in the context of the SBTi, making our contribution towards limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.

  • Reduction of Scope 1 & 2 emissions by -52.5% CO₂eq/t* (by 2030)
  • Reduction of Scope 3 emissions by -52.5% CO₂eq/t* (by 2030)
  • Target achievement is supported by increasing the energy efficiency by 10%.

*: Reference: finished goods + semi-finished goods sold + DIP sold

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Future-oriented waste management

Our targets and ambitions

We pursue the principle of a circular economy in the spirit of preserving resources.

  • 100% of our production waste, including hazardous waste, will be recycled or used to generate energy by 2025.
  • This is aimed at maximising material recycling and minimising us for energy.

Sustainable use of water

Our targets and ambitions

For us, as a company with water-intensive production processes, water stewardship* takes a very high priority – we are aware of our responsibility for this important resource and its importance for people and the environment.

- Contextualised** corporate water risk goals:

  • Reduction of corporate water risks to an average low water risk < 2.6 by 2030
  • No site of the WEPA Group may have a risk category > 3.6

- Water risks in the supply chain and in the river basin:

  • The WEPA Group is addressing water risks along its value chain and is committed to establishing a water stewardship.

- Commitment beyond the supply chain:

  • In cooperation with partners, WEPA is creating awareness for the protection of biodiversity and is actively engaged in the preservation and restoration of natural habitats in river basins.

*: Water stewardship is defined as a use of water that is socially and culturally equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, and is achieved through a process that involves all stakeholders and comprises both site-specific and basin-wide measures

**: A goal that is derived from the context of the basin and contributes towards focusing the resources on the correct water-related challenges in the right places.

More information here: Sustainable water management at WEPA

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