Company

SUSTAINABILITY

Company

SUSTAINABILITY

Victrex is committed to creating and delivering sustainable benefits and solutions to our customers and our markets, alongside maximising our resource efficiency across our global footprint and being a responsible business.

Our strategy seeks to build on the competitive advantage we already offer to our customers and our markets. Our focus is on three key areas.

SUSTAINBLE SOLUTIONS

Our sustainable solutions area focuses on products and services which help shape future performance for our customers and markets, by providing sustainable environmental and social benefits.

VISION
Develop and deliver sustainable polymer solutions that provide clear social and environmental benefits to society

2023 TARGETS
  • Save more CO2 than we produce (carbon neutral)
  • 5 million-tonne reduction of CO2 in Aerospace and Automotive
  • Target 12 million patients with PEEK-OPTIMA™ implanted globally (target enhanced from current 9 million+)

Resource efficiency    

While our sustainability credentials are strong, through lighter materials which can support CO2 savings, we have an impact on the environment through the resources that we use to make our products and the processes that we operate.
VISION
Maximize resource efficiency across the value chain

2023 TARGET
  • 50% reduction in CO2
    per £ revenue
  • 50% reduction in waste
    per £ revenue



Social responsibility 

Our focus is to inspire the next generation of talent by supporting science, engineering, technology and maths (`STEM´) education, alongside our commitment to employees and to the communities where we operate, both in the UK and globally.
VISION
Inspire the next generation by supporting science, technology, engineering and maths education (‘STEM’)
2023 TARGET
  • 10,000 employee hours (cumulative) supporting community activity by 2023
  • 1,000 young people reached through education activities
  • 50% of employees engaged on sustainability



Safety, Health and Environment

Integral to Sustainable Business Performance

Excellent Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) performance is essential to sustainable business performance. At Victrex, the highest priority is placed on SHE by management and employees alike. Management of SHE is vital to the business throughout the entire supply chain—from raw material procurement to delivery of the final product.

Victrex takes full advantage of a comprehensive environmental management system.  At its UK manufacturing site, the system is certified to ISO 14001:2004 for the manufacture of VICTREX™ PEEK polymer compounded pellets.


Raising Occupational Health and Safety Standards

In recognition of more than 19 years of continuous achievements in occupational health and safety, Victrex has again been awarded the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Order of Distinction Award 2016.  The award recognizes the persistent efforts of all employees, robust SHE management systems and the strong company risk management culture.

For further information, please contact our headquarters and ask for a member of the SHE Department.

ROSPA Order of Distinction