Our Commitment to Sustainability

Vision Statement

Flambeau brings plastic to life by developing and delivering innovative value to our customers through our people, brands and products. Through our policies and procedures we are committed to being ethical, environmentally and socially responsible, dedicated to reduce the effects of manufacturing on the environment and natural resources, and provide a safe work environment for all employees. We also aim to optimize energy efficiency in our products, processes and technologies and provide our customers with a quality product.

Statements of Commitment

Commitment to Continual Improvement

Flambeau is committed to establishing, maintaining and improving guidelines, policies, and procedures which will promote a culture of sustainability and environmental awareness by staff and our suppliers.

Commitment to Track Results

Flambeau will adhere to a consistent review schedule to go over progress, issues, and updates of the sustainability procedures and practices. We will track, measure and report on our performance in all areas of performance and will commit to continually improving in these areas.

Commitment to Address Company Sustainability

As part of our long-term plan we commit to incorporate our sustainability policies and procedures into the management cycle such as all planning meetings, review processes, reporting and implementation strategies. This sustainability statement and all its procedural practices will go hand in hand with our company core values and we promise to always provide sustainable solutions to all our customers and staff.

Results to Date

We believe industry has a key role to play in the transformation of our society towards sustainability. It has been acknowledged that energy and resource efficiency have been the main drivers to establish an environmentally less damaging economy.

That is why back in 2009/2010 we joined a Climate Change Agreement for the plastics sector, governed by the Environment Agency.

As part of this agreement we were set targets to reduce our SEC (specific energy consumption) over the term of the agreement. SEC is effectively how many kilowatt hours of energy we have used to process a kilogram of plastic. The lower the SEC the more efficient we have been.

We are currently in phase 2 of the agreement and have continually exceeded our targets.

Climate Change Agreement, Phase 2 – 2013 to 2020 Target SEC Reduction Achieved SEC Reduction
Target period 1 – 2013 & 2014 8.500% 53.261%
Target period 2 – 2015 & 2016 11.336% 63.975%
Target period 3 – 2017 & 2018 14.172% 53.932%

We also set targets for land fill waste. In the last seven years we have managed to reduce our land fill waste by 55%.