In 2022 we made significant progress against a number of key metrics. This progress demonstrates the strength of our commitment and our environmental management system.
In this section, we outline some of our progress to date.
Diversion from landfill
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renewable electricty powered operations in 2022
reduction in Lost Time Accident
Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions
Reduction GHG intensity
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In 2022, we reduced Scope 1 emissions by 18% vs 2021. Our Scope 2 emissions accounted for 0.02% of our emission footprint. During the year we successfully transitioned 100% of Vita sites to renewable electricity. One site within our portfolio purchases steam, which accounted for 199 tCO2e during the reporting period - this site will have an EAC in place for 2023 to ensure our scope 2 emissions are bought down to 0tCO2e. Our reported Scope 3 GHG emissions have increased by 9% from 2021 even though production volumes were down from the previous year. The data reported is based on the ‘WRI Scope 3 Evaluator Tool’ which is recognised by the SBTi and is useful in screening value chain emissions.
In 2022, we produced 17,168 tonnes of trim, bought back 8,254 tonnes of trim from our customers and generated 2,635 tonnes of general waste. Of the combined total we consumed 100% of trim both from our own sites and that brought back from customers. From the general waste total 2% was sent to landfill, 6% was converted to energy, 2% was incinerated and 1% was treated hazardous waste. During 2022, 31 of our sites sent zero waste to landfill.
% of waste
In 2022, 98% of our waste was recovered, recycled or treated.
% of waste
In 2022, approximately 2% of our waste was sent to landfill.
% of waste
In 2022, 1% of our waste volume was treated as hazardous.
Absolute data from different years provides a useful measure of impact scale, but our GHG intensity is more meaningful, particularly as we optimise our footprint. We express intensity by taking the total GHG emissions from Scopes 1 and 2, and dividing them by the total weight of products produced during the year. We have separated out the GHG intensity by Scope so that we can monitor progress on the emissions we control (Scopes 1 and 2) as we work with our suppliers on Scope 3 reductions. Our GHG intensity figures since the 2019 baseline has reduced by 43%, demonstrating Vita’s progress with energy efficiency, renewable electricity transitioning and transportation outsourcing. These figures can be seen in the table on the left.
In 2022, we saw women entering the workplace increase to its highest level since 2019. We also saw a positive shift in the upper pay quartile within the UK, demonstrating a positive increase of female representation in senior roles Vita currently only reports gender pay information for our UK business.
Like many companies, Vita saw a lower participation of females in the workforce through COVID. The number of senior female leaders, however, remained constant.
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