For us sustainability means taking care of people inside and outside the business, creating conscious materials and protecting the natural environment we depend on to make them. We’re making choices that will help to sustain these important elements so we can continue to serve our customers long into the future.
We know sustainability isn’t something that we achieve, it’s a whole new way of working and thinking. That means it runs throughout the whole business, engaging every department and each individual in some way or another. We encourage everyone to contribute their ideas, big or small.
To work efficiently, we’re grouped into teams with particular focus areas of expertise and each group identifies their top focus and opportunities for improvement.
Developing our product portfolio. Researching new raw materials.
Production. Packaging. Energy Efficiency. Water. Waste. Lean
Travel policy. Time management.
Online meetings. Customer portals. Webinars & events.
Consumables. Waste. Energy usage (non-production). Safe & happy place to work.
Sharing insights and training for internal & external teams.
We know there’s a lot of work to do, both on a business and industry level, but we’re also pleased to share what we’ve done so far. Our teams work hard to make sure we walk the talk. See examples below…
Sustainability Objectives + Goals
HEXPOL has implemented Group-wide objectives to reduce its environmental impact, to create safe and secure workplaces and to be a good corporate citizen.
The work is conducted in a systematic way and the objectives are linked to UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
Read more about the outcome of these targets, including activities linked to Energy Efficiency, Climate Change and the Environmental Aspects of Polymer Materials on our corporate pages. Here you’ll also find the HEXPOL Group Sustainability Report.
HEXPOL TPE Impact Report 2020
We’ve put this report together to show the environmental impact of our European operations in terms of the energy and water we consume and the waste we produce.
It’s a zoomed-in version of the HEXPOL Group Sustainability Report. The scope isn’t as wide, but it focusses on how we’re doing at our companies in Sweden, the UK and Germany.
We’ve aimed for a straightforward report, not full of jargon, buzzwords and clichés. We hope it helps show how we’re working today and how we’re hoping to improve in the future.
Resource Saving Materials
We’re part of a movement that’s re-thinking how we design, make, re-use and recycle plastic materials and products. As most conventional plastics are derived from oil, a diminishing resource, we’re offering a more sustainable approach. An LCA study is currently underway for our Biobased TPEs.
Soft plastics from plants…Dryflex Green are Biobased TPEs with raw materials from renewable sources
Lifocork Biocomposites combine the feel of natural cork with the processability of plastics
We’re turning waste into resource, by taking recycled polymers and incorporating them into our TPEs
Our sustainability journey
Our Sustainability contacts
Development Technologist & Sustainability Lead, HEXPOL TPE
Torbjörn Brorson, PhD
Director Sustainability Affairs