We monitor and aim to reduce general and hazardous waste within our production operations. We also work to support the waste reduction capabilities of our customers, many of whom recognize the value of reducing waste in the overall value chain. As some of the by-products of our production processes can be deemed hazardous, we are also fully committed to meet or exceed the applicable regulatory requirements related to hazardous waste management.
Many of our facilities have set specific goals and targets related to the management of hazardous waste as part of their broader ISO 14001 certified environmental management systems. In 2020, we reduced waste generation by 20% compared to 2019. Other initiatives to manage waste include capturing “heels” (leftovers) of batches, which we then use in the next batch of similar formula and reusing first water rinse from a tank in the production process of a similar product.