We apply our resources and technology to convert natural capital into value across all the other capitals. Reliable supplies of water, energy, land and air are critical to the success of our business. We also depend on a consistent supply of limestone, silica sand and soda ash for the manufacture of glass packaging.
We strive to reduce the impact of post-consumer packaging waste on landfills and are committed to encouraging recycling and further reducing the weight of our packaging products. We adhere to well-defined environmental and producer responsibility standards.
Trade-offs in our use of natural capital
Our use of non-renewable resources such as limestone, silica sand and soda ash, as well as our emissions and wastes, negatively impacts natural capital. But by converting natural capital into value-added products, we boost the stocks of all the other capitals. The use of cullet in our glass business and closed-loop raw material systems in our plastics operations positively impacts natural capital. We continue to explore other ways of limiting our impact on the natural environment.
|Water consumption||Mega litres||1 431||1 652|
|Land area used||Square metres||991 700||980 373|
|Energy use||Gigajoules||4 376 599||4 555 381|
|Electricity purchased||Megawatt hours||389 070||424 161|
|Limestone||Tonnes||32 700||36 600|
|Silica sand||Tonnes||133 965||133 139|
|Soda ash||Tonnes||36 027||39 312|
Total greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) of 538 980.98 tonnes versus 548 650.95 tonnes in 2016.
|Emissions (scope 1 and 2)||tCO2e/
|Energy intensity (scope 1 and 2)||% tCO2e from
|Post-consumer recycling rates in South Africa*||2016||2015|
|Glass cullet collection||%||42||41|
|Plastic packaging collection||%||45||46|
|CDP climate change score||A –||A –|
HOW WE ACHIEVED THESE OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES
- Continued to promote recycling initiatives – all Nampak products are recyclable
- Installed gas line at our Glass operation
- Submitted preliminary carbon budget to South African government
- Utilised borehole water at our Zambian operations in Lusaka and Ndola and at Agbara in Nigeria
- Participated in establishing MetPac-SA which will promote the recycling of metal packaging
- Secured, by way of contract, the supply of all raw materials to Glass
- Unpredictable power supply, with volatility of voltage, to Glass disrupted operations
NATURAL CAPITAL FOCUS: RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE
We are committed to ensuring that Nampak is an environmentally responsible company and believe that integrated actions that we take within our operations to conserve natural resources and protect the environment make sound business sense.