By reducing waste, water and the use of energy, and by increasing our efforts to develop innovative products and processes, sustainability is becoming core to who we are and what we do.
Based upon a materiality assessment done in 2019, Aliaxis has developed a Sustainability Framework that clearly defines the top priorities for enhancing our sustainability performance over the coming years. By helping to shape a better tomorrow, we want to make a positive difference in the world.
We are committed to be a responsible employer, engaging in our communities and supporting innovative technology to provide more sustainable solutions for our customers. The 9 workstreams that compose the Aliaxis Sustainability Framework have identified their strategy and key objectives in 2020 and are now rolling out their plans.
Our framework for sustainability
11 priority issues identified during the materiality analysis informed the development of our Sustainability Framework, which consists of three levels. The base is built on robust business practices – our commitment to health and safety, labour and environmental standards, and business ethics. The next layer consists of high impact areas strongly linked to Aliaxis’ core business, where we have identified that we can make a significant contribution – such as green innovation and circular economy. The top of the framework – representing our highest ambition – is our commitment to provide solutions for sustainable water management.
Sustainable water management
Sustainable water management is at the heart of what we do at Aliaxis – over 75% of our products are used to distribute, treat or store water. We are in business to help solve global challenges, be that water scarcity, abundance, or lack of access to clean water and sanitation.Read more
People with purpose
Individual actions by our people can contribute to sustainability, both inside and outside the company. Whether it is taking responsibility for saving energy by turning off machines and lights at the end of the day, researching sustainable materials for our products, or volunteering in the community, we want our employees to feel that they can make a difference.Read more
We are developing new technologies, products, processes and solutions that will help to reduce our own environmental footprint, and assist our customers and end-users in limiting their environmental impact by for example using less raw materials, energy and water. In turn, it accelerates our opportunity to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.Read more
Towards a circular economy
We can reduce our environmental footprint by identifying and implementing opportunities that advance towards a more circular economy for plastics. At Aliaxis, we for example work with our suppliers to reuse and recycle materials in new products such as HomeTech, a high-performance wastewater system for the building industry.Read more
Energy Use & Climate Change
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and everyone must take responsibility for it. Aliaxis is committed to play its part, having Energy Usage & Climate Change as one of the workstreams in its Sustainability Framework.Read more
Health and Safety
The health and safety of everyone working for Aliaxis, including our contractors, is our number one priority. Our current focus is on enhancing the management of our key risks (through the application of Group HSE Standards) and on developing the H&S capabilities of our line managers. By developing a safety-first mindset, our goal is to “Go for Zero” incidents. We want everyone at Aliaxis to anticipate and eliminate risk before anything happens.Read more
In addition to addressing sustainable water management, green innovation, circular economy and climate change, we recognise that there are additional environmental impacts and risks across our operations which need to be managed, particularly in our factories and distribution centres. These include water use, wastewater discharges, air emissions and solid waste management.Read more
Governance of sustainability at Aliaxis
Aliaxis has established a dedicated Sustainability Council to oversee the implementation of its Sustainability Framework. The Council meets three times a year and consists of the members of the Aliaxis Executive Committee, Head of Communications, and the leads for each of the 9 CR workstreams. The Council is a decision-making body that oversees the sustainability strategy, approves targets, and drives progress and performance towards these goals. Aliaxis policies relating to the Sustainability Framework are reviewed by the Executive Committee, approved by the CEO and each policy is assigned an Executive level policy owner.