Devro has always sought to act with honesty and integrity in everything we do, striving to protect our reputation for conducting our business fairly and ethically throughout the world.

We manufacture goods across a global platform and in all regions we operate with care and commitment to our workforce’s wellbeing and with that of our local communities. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees, which is fundamental to how we operate. We are continually reducing our environmental impact to benefit our business, communities and future generations. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of edible collagen casings for food, we develop trusted and innovative products for our customers. Our primary product utilises what would otherwise be a discarded by-product of the meat industry and uses it to help our customers similarly use less valuable offcuts to add value in creating quality products enjoyed by their consumers, thereby reducing waste and enhancing value.

FOCUS AREAS

A wide selection of employees across the business from a variety of levels and functions were invited to attend a series of virtual sustainability workshops. These workshops used the UN Sustainable Development Goals to inform our colleagues about the scope of sustainability and encourage them to identify what they thought was important to them and the business to help us shape the future direction of Devro’s sustainability journey. Through this process we agreed Climate, Water, Waste, People and Communities as our main focus areas. Our focus on People will include all training and development, diversity and inclusion, safety, wellbeing and employee engagement. Working groups have since been created to identify projects and targets going forward.

PROGRESS IN 2020

  • Robust COVID-19 protocols kept the workplace safe and kept our sites running throughout 2020.
  • More efficient use of our sites led to an 8% reduction in both our energy use (KWhr per million metres production) and in our CO2 emissions (tonnes CO2 per million metres production) compared to 2019.
  • Water savings measures reduced our water use (m3 per million metres production) by 10%, compared to 2019.
  • We commenced development of our new sustainability framework, including stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment. Our framework will be aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsible Business 2020

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