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Amcor Sets New Environmental Targets

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Amcor, Melbourne, Australia, this week announced new reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and waste to landfill. Using FY 2010/11 as the baseline year, Amcor's new environmental targets are:
  • 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity by FY 2015/16
  • 50% reduction in waste to landfill intensity by FY 2015/16
  • 25% reduction in potable water use intensity at Amcor's Australian sites by FY 2015/16 and having active water management plans in place at all other sites by the end of 2011.

In addition to the new short term targets, Amcor will continue with the long term emissions reduction target of 60% by FY 2029/30, using the baseline year of FY 2005/06. Greenhouse gas emissions, include Scope 1 & 2 and Scope 3 and are reported against the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard.

"As the world's largest packaging company, we have the opportunity to take the lead on packaging sustainability. Our approach to sustainability continues to evolve and move beyond compliance and operational efficiencies to one that will drive sustainability across the supply chain of packaged goods," said Ken Mackenzie, Amcor's managing director and CEO.


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