UNILEVER has reached a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites in 70 countries, including their factory in Tatura.
Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in its operations, Unilever has now found alternative routes for the waste from these sites.
In January 2015 Unilever announced that over 240 factories globally including Australia, had achieved zero waste to landfill status. Replicating this zero waste model in other parts of its business, nearly 400 additional sites have now eliminated waste to landfill with Unilever’s Australian head office sites added to the list of achievements in 2015.
Unilever Australia and New Zealand CEO and chairman, Clive Stiff said, “Unilever’s zero waste goal underpins our sustainable growth ambitions, as well as our commitment to become resource resilient and tackle climate change. Eliminating waste is one of our biggest global challenges and we are very pleased to be able to show that Unilever is leading the way.
“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last few years but we know there is still more to do to inspire a wide-scale movement and create a brighter future for our planet. We need businesses across Australia and New Zealand to commit to a zero waste model and work towards solutions that will enable us to be more resource efficient. Collaboration is key to tackling this unprecedented challenge.”