MALMO, Sweden—Hexpol TPE has introduced its first impact report, detailing how the company's European operations impact the environment.
The report covers operations throughout a three-year period, concluding in 2020. Hexpol TPE is a division of the polymer group Hexpol, which publishes its own annual sustainability report as it relates to the Global Reporting Initiative standard.
"We've put this report together to show the environmental impact of Hexpol TPE's European operations in terms of the energy and water we consume and the waste we produce," said Kirsty Wood, sustainability lead at Hexpol TPE. "It's a zoomed-in version of the Hexpol Group Sustainability Report. The scope isn't as wide, but it focuses on how we're doing at our companies in Sweden, the U.K. and Germany."
Monitoring its energy use involves surveys and measures to increase efficiency, as well as investment in equipment and infrastructure. Hexpol reported a reduction in energy usage of 4,345 MWh from 2019 to 2020, despite an increase in total volume produced. Hexpol TPE companies work within the ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 frameworks. According to the company all European facilities since 2021 have been using 100-percent renewable electricity.
Water consumption and waste generation also has declined, Hexpol said, and between 2018 and 2020 recycling jumped by more than 70 percent.