ALPLA’s sustainability goals, 2011 to 2018

Definition

Reduction of 15% in total energy consumption (for < 1 kWh/kg plastic)

Attainment level

Goal 80% achieved

Reason

The goal was 80% achieved as there was an increase in energy-intensive technology.

Definition

Reduction of 20% in CO2 equivalent emission intensity (for < 0.40 kg CO2 equiv./kg plastic)

Attainment level

Goal 55% achieved

Reason

The goal was 55% achieved as we experienced increased growth in countries with carbon-intensive electricity production.

Definition

Increase of 50% in the production of renewable energies

Attainment level

Goal 50% achieved

Reason

We generated 5.5 GWh of electrical energy with our photovoltaic systems in 2018, meaning we achieve 50% of our goal. More photovoltaic systems are in the pipeline.

Definition

Reduction of 40% in fresh water consumption per tonne of material (0.45 m³/t plastic)

Attainment level

Goal 100% achieved

Reason

We succeeded in achieving this goal thanks to the systematic use of closed-cycle heat exchangers. We intend to continue to reduce our water consumption.

Definition

Increase in the proportion of recycled materials used by a further 50% (HDPE 50% and PET 50%)

Attainment level

Goal 150% achieved

Reason

Increased demand for recycled materials has allowed us to already use a lot more recycled materials than originally planned. We achieved and exceeded this goal too.

Definition

Reduction of 20% in material intensity

Attainment level

Goal 50% achieved

Reason

We achieved 50% of this goal. While we did manage to increase our material intensity, this wasn’t as efficient as planned. This was attributable among other things to changes in the product portfolio and the efficiency of individual production plants.

ALPLA’s sustainability goals, 2018 to 2022

Compliance

KPI: ALPLA’s required global EcoVadis score

Goal: We will improve our global EcoVadis score from 63 points in 2018 to 67 points in 2022.
SDGs: SDG8, SDG12

KPI: CDP result

Goal: We will improve our CDP score by 2022 and are seeking to achieve an A rating in leadership.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13

KPI: Number of violations of environmental legislation and regulations

Goals: We will ensure that environmental legislation and regulations are complied with throughout the organisation and that there are no violations of these.
SDGs: SDG12

Environment and environmental impacts

KPI: Global energy efficiency

Goal: We will increase our energy efficiency globally by 3.5% by 2022 in comparison to 2018.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13

KPI: Absolute carbon emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3)

Goal: We will reduce our absolute carbon emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 10% by 2022 in comparison to 2018.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13

KPI: Carbon neutrality in Austria

Goal: All the Austrian sites will operate entirely carbon-neutrally by 2020.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13

KPI: Proportion of renewable energies in Austria

Goal: By 2022, we will run all the ALPLA plants in Austria using nothing but renewable energy.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13

KPI: Proportion of renewable energies (electricity) used at ALPLA’s own recycling plants

Goal: We will run all the recycling plants we own exclusively on renewable energy by 2019.

KPI: Required proportion of recycled materials

Goal: By 2022, recycled PET (rPET) will account for 23.5% of converted PET material. By 2022, recycled HDPE (rHDPE) will account for 9.9% of converted HDPE material.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13, SDG13

KPI: Fixed donations/sponsorship budget for initiatives for the removal of plastics from the environment

Ziel: A budget is set in order to financially support initiatives that combat marine litter.
SDGs: SDG13

People & society

KPI: Risk/danger level

Goal: We will reduce the company risk/danger level by 10% per annum up to 2022.

KPI: Fluctuation rate

Goal: A goal will be defined in this area for the next reporting period.

KPI: Gender equality

Goal: A goal will be defined in this area for the next reporting period.

KPI: Teaching centres in all the regions

Goal: By 2022, there will be teaching centres in all the ALPLA regions, with a regional training coordinator and technical trainers at the regional and local levels.  Qualified trainers will be able to independently cover a region’s training needs.

By 2022, more than 60 apprentices in Mexico and more than 50 in China will complete their training.

By 2022, we will also offer apprenticeships in Poland, India and South Africa. 

KPI: Training initiatives

Goal: By 2022, the annual training initiatives will be reported to the ALPLA Academy (HQ) according to defined criteria.

KPI: Training hours

Goals: The collection of data regarding training hours will be established.

Efficiency and technology

KPI: Growth rate (AMET, Asia)

Goal: In Asia and in Africa, Middle East and Turkey (AMET), we will achieve 45% growth in total compared with the reference year 2018.

KPI: Global growth

Goal: We will continue to grow by 3% per annum up to 2022, meaning our growth by then will total 12.5%.

KPI: Innovations rolled out

Ziel: We will continue to increase the number of innovations rolled out each year; by 2022, there will be three innovations a year.
SDGs: SDG9

KPI: Innovation-based revenue

Goal Revenue generated by innovations will account for 1.1% of total revenue by 2022.
SDGs: SDG9

KPI: Number of in-house and nearby plants

Ziel: We will increase the number of in-house and wall-to-wall plants and will define what constitutes a ‘nearby plant’.
SDGs: SDG12, SDG13