Amcor Issues 2013 Sustainability Report

Reductions in water use, green house gas emissions, and waste sent to landfills were some of the accomplishments Amcor reported in its 2013 Sustainability Report. The publication outlined Amcor's sustainability performance for the FY2012-2013 period, marking the company's eleventh year of such reporting. 

Amcor offers packaging engineers support for sustainability programs. On its Web site, Amcor reports that it works "continuously with our customers and suppliers, collaborating on supply chain assessments and utilising [its] proprietary life cycle analysis software, ASSET, to generate life cycle data for [its] packaging products."

Amcor stated in a press release that it measures sustainability performance in five key focus areas: environment, community, workplace, marketplace, and economy. 

According to the report:

  • More than half of Amcor’s 300+ sites worldwide achieved its target of ‘No Injuries.’
  • Green house gas emissions were reduced by 13%*.
  • Waste to landfill intensity reduced by 31%.  
  • Water use intensity reduced by 12% at sites in Australia and New Zealand.

The Amcor 2013 Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (2006) and AccountAbility’s AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008), Amcor reports. Netbalance, one of the largest providers of sustainability advice, assurance, and research in Australia, has independently assessed the Report and confirmed that it meets the requirements for the B+ GRI Application Level, Amcor reports.

Amcor is listed on global and regional market indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index; the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, Materials Sector, Australia and New Zealand region; and the FTSE4Good index.

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