Process Materiality Anaylsis: Plastic Pipe Segment
The Sustainability Roadmap 2020 for the Plastic Pipes Segment

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Supply chain and raw materials
Environmental aspects in production
Social aspects in production

1 Avoidance of hazardous substances

  • Continuous substitution of potentially hazardous substances
  • Anticipation of regulatory developments (e.g. REACH or CEN/TC 351)

2 Use of recycling material

  • Increasing the amount of recycling material per ton of product produced to 70 kg by 2020
  • Research projects aimed at optimizing the mix of primary and secondary raw materials
  • Analysis of the technical feasibility of using recycling material

3 Sustainability in the plastics industry

  • Commitment to human and environmental concerns in accordance with the “Pipelife Supplier Code of Conduct”

1 Energy efficiency including climate protection

  • Reduction of specific energy consumption in production by 20% by 2020, compared with 2010
  • Reduction of specific CO emissions from primary sources of energy in production by 20% by 2020, compared with 2010
  • “Energy Treasure Hunts” – Projects aimed at reducing energy consumption at various production sites
  • Various local electricity saving initiatives

4 Sparing use of water

  • Reduction of water consumption from public networks to 0.55 m³ per ton of products produced by 2020
  • Various projects aimed at avoiding water losses

1 Safety and health of employees

  • Group level: Zero accidents

2 Business ethics and compliance

  • Group level: Zero incidents of corruption
  • Definition of indicators, e.g. regarding the percentage of corporate units audited and ethics training events
  • Establishment of a compliance management system

3, 5, 8 Employee satisfaction, Active involvement of employees, Diversity/equal opportunities

  • Pipelife participates in all Group-wide initiatives

3 Innovative and sustainable products

  • Group level: Increase of the share of innovative products in total revenues

4 Energy efficiency of buildings

  • Expansion of product portfolio for alternative heating and cooling
  • Upgrading of planning tools for the design of efficient heating systems

4 Easy installation and low product weight

  • Research and development aimed at ease of installation

Material sustainability issues for the Plastic Pipes Segment


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