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Our Approach to Sustainability 

At Albright & Wilson (Australia) Ltd., we understand that sustainability is critical for the long-term success of our business and the well-being of our planet and its people. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices across our operations and at customers. We will continuously review and improve our sustainability approach to ensure that we remain at the forefront of sustainability in the chemical manufacturing industry.
Sustainability is at the core of our company’s Purpose and Mission.

Our Purpose

Advance Australian Manufacturing with Sustainable Chemistry for All

Our Mission

Be Australia’s First Choice for Sustainable Surfactant Solutions Through Local Expertise, Agility and Reliability

Our Values

Safe & healthy working environment
Sustainable product offering & supply chain
Passion for growth through innovation & customer engagement
Speed of action with accountability & Minimum of bureaucracy
Leaders that take charge & Lead from the front
Drive for simplicity with a quality & cost focus
Open to ideas, involve everyone, act like a cohesive team
Enjoy what we do, celebrate our success

Our Purpose, Mission and Values are the foundation on which we base our sustainability approach.

It consists of three pillars: People, Planet and Performance.

Sustainability values

We have made the following Commitments and Strategic Choices with regards to sustainability.

Our Commitment

 

  • We comply with all applicable environmental regulations, standards, and guidelines related to our operations, products, and services. 
  • As a team, we keep improving our workplace to make it even safer, healthier and more sustainable. 
  • We develop products that further improve the environmental & social impact of our supply chains, our operations as well as at our customers and consumers. 
  • We invest in our operations to improve our environmental footprint, especially around energy & water usage and waste reduction.
  • We offer and promote sustainable plant-based alternatives to petrochemical products.
  • We offer and promote RSPO certified products & actively work with suppliers to achieve RSPO’s social and environmental goals.
  • We do not use cheap, yet questionable RSPO suppliers nor encourage their use in the market.
  • We do not use materials which are REACH substances of very high concern, nor will we use ‘Forever Chemicals’ such as PFAS.
  • We do not use animal testing.
  • We conduct regular environmental assessments and audits to identify areas for improvement and monitor our progress towards sustainability targets.
  • We regularly report on our progress towards achieving our sustainability target and future plans.
  • We engage with our stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and the community, to promote sustainability and encourage feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Our Planet

Our Targets

Based on the three pillars of Planet, People and Performance,
We have identified the following dimensions of sustainability on which we have set ourselves specific targets. 

Planet

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Less Energy

  • 50% reduction in non-renewabale energy used by our operations per tonne of product
    (2030 vs 2017)

Less Packaging

  • 95% of product is sold in packaging that is recycled, recyclable or reused (by 2030)
  • 85% of product is sold in packaging that is reused (by 2030)

Less Waste

  • 50% reduction of waste disposal to landfill from operations.
    (2030 vs 2017)

Less Water

  • 20% reduction in the use of water by our operations per tonne of product (2030 vs 2020)

Better Feedstocks & Products

  • 95% of eligible palm kernel oil based products from certified environmentally responsible sources (by 2027)
  • 55% of plant-based or other renewable feed stocks (by 2030)
  • 100% of products entering waterways are bio-degradable (by 2023)

 

People

Better Workplace

  • 90% reduction in occupational workplace accidents (2030 vs 2020)
  • Gender parity throughout non-production roles (by 2030)
  • Gender distribution throughout management roles.
  • Each employee undertaking 8 hours of personal development each year (by 2030)

Social Supply Chain

  • 100% of modern slavery high-risk materials sourced from assessed low-risk suppliers (by 2027)
  • 95% of eligible palm kernel oil products from certified socially responsible sources
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Performance

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Delivery Performance

  • 98% of customer deliveries
    Dispatched in-full and on-time

Customer Complaint Rate

  • Less than 1 complaint in 200 deliveries

Sustainable Business
Performance

  • Earnings and Cash-flow

External Memberships and Assessments

As part of our sustainability engagement with external stakeholders and our supply chain, we are a member of RSPO, have been audited according to the SMETA methodology, publish the audit results on the SEDEX  website and participate on the ECOVARDIS and IntegrityNext platforms.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

A global, not-for-profit organisation with voluntary members. RSPO is focused on bringing together
stakeholders from across the palm oil supply chain to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. RSPO is driving change from the Palm Plantations through to consumer goods to improve sustainability and the lives of farmers and processes of Palm Oil.

We have been members since 2015. The share of RSPO based production has increased to 76% of total palm
derivatives in the 2023 reporting year. The 2027 target is to supply 95% RSPO certified products for palm 
derivatives.

Website: A global partnership to make palm oil sustainable – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

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Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX)

SEDEX, short for the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the collaboration between buyers and suppliers to enhance responsible and ethical business practices within global supply chains. Established in 2001 by a consortium of retailers, SEDEX was created to foster alignment in social audit standards and monitoring practices.

SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is the audit methodology created by the SEDEX membership to provide an agreed protocol.

We are committed to achieving and maintaining best practice of the SMETA 4-Pillar protocol covering:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Business Ethics.

An independent SMETA 4-Pillat audit of AWAL was completed in 2023. Audit results are published via the SEDEX website.

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ECOVADIS

ECOVADIS provides globally recognized sustainability ratings and insights, enabling all companies to reduce risk,
drive improvement and accelerate positive impact on our planet and society.

We participate in the ECOVADIS platform by providing information on sustainability goals and achievements. This  platform focuses on:

  • Environment
  • Labour & Human Rights
  • Business Ethics
  • Sustainable Procurement

In the self-assessment we scored above average in all
aspects of ECOVADIS requirements.

Website: The World’s Most Trusted Business Sustainability Ratings

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INTEGRITY NEXT

IntegrityNext’s helps companies to build more transparent and sustainable supply chains to meet the demands of an economy undergoing rapid change and fundamental transformation.

We reported against the following:

  • Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption
  • Environmental Protection
  • Human Rights and Labour
  • Health and Safety
  • Supply Chain responsibility
  • Living Wages

See our profile here.

Website: IntegrityNext – All-in-one Supply Chain Sustainability Management

Policies

The following policies detail further aspects of our sustainability approach: 

Business Ethics Policy

Child Labour Policy

Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy

Equal Opportunity and Fair Treatment Policy

HSE Policy

Modern Slavery Policy

No Deforestation Policy

Purchasing Policy

Social Responsibility Policy

Water & Energy Policy

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about any of them.

Annual Reporting

We commit to report annually on our progress towards achieving our sustainability targets. The reporting will include the achievement against each target as well as specific measures which have taken in the preceding 12 months and what our plans are for the next 12 months.

2023 Report