Rexam’s sustainability report 2015

Rexam has published its 2015 Sustainability Report. Rexam has been listed as an industry leader in sustainability in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The index is published by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.

Rexam has improved its score in 10 categories within the 2016 index, and is overall industry leader in Risk and Crisis Management, Human Capital Development and Labour Practice Indicators & Human Rights.

Rexam’s Sustainability Report demonstrates how the business has embedded sustainability to achieve these results. The report also details the company’s progress against its 2020 commitments, including targets such as the reduction of each cans carbon footprint by 25% and the reduction of water intensity by 10%.

Rexam has achieved 16 of the 20 sustainability targets it set itself in 2010. The report highlights Rexam’s distinctive approach of collaborative working with its customers and suppliers to tackle a range of challenging sustainability issues.

John Revess, director of sustainability at Rexam, explains, “As a manufacturer of more than 60 billion beverage cans a year, it is our job to produce those cans as efficiently, profitably and sustainably as possible, so that our customers can attract and retain the loyalty of the people who consume their products. We invite our stakeholders and customers to collaborate with us on this journey. We are incredibly proud that our efforts have been recognised by an establishment as rigorous in their benchmarking as RobecoSAM.”

The Sustainability Report, available online only, details updated targets set following a materiality study conducted last year and which will carry the business through to 2020.

Split into three areas of focus, the report uses case studies to illustrate initiatives that Rexam is currently engaged in to ensure its goals are achieved.

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