The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.

6. Clean water and sanitation

Around the globe, water is high on the political agenda. With rising concerns about scarcity and quality in areas with dense populations, Etex aims to use as little water as possible in our industrial processes.

8. Decent work and economic growth

8.8 : At Etex, safety is key. Our top priority is to keep Etex employees safe and sound. To bring them home safely at the end of every workday, we continue to pursue and further improve our triedand-tested strategy for health and safety.

12. Responsible consumption and production

Our ultimate goal is to eliminate production waste completely by 2020. In 2015, the production waste dumped per tonne came in at 0.51%, compared to 0.76% in the previous year. We are well on our way to reaching our target.

13. Climate action

Our use of energy : This resulted in 640 kWh energy consumed per ton of raw material in 2015 compared to 671 kWh per ton in 2014. Our CO2 emission per tonne produced went from 114 kg in 2014 to 112 kg in 2015. Production processes consume energy and, consequently, CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere. While this is a fact we cannot ignore, Etex continues to look for ways to optimise the sustainability of our solutions.