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Environment

A note on water: given the global importance of water scarcity, this year we are treating water as an impact in its own right and only report the top-level performance in this section. The commentary can be found in the water section. In practice of course the two areas are interdependent, and water is included in all our environmental policy-making and implementation.

"For us, sustainability is about being ready for the future – planning for how the world will be in 100 years. Climate change, water scarcity, limited resources and energy prices are all going to have an impact on our business. This is why we are taking decisive action now." Paul Walsh, chief executive

In this section

Executive summary

A summary of our performance and approach.

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Carbon emissions

Our carbon footprint and how we’re reducing it.

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Waste

The challenges – and opportunities – of our by-products.

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Sustainable packaging

How we balance commercial and environmental demands.

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Other environmental impacts

Our greenhouse gas emissions other than CO2, and other environmental issues.

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