ENVA has today launched its 2021 Sustainability Report which shows the resource recovery specialist has saved ten times more CO2 emissions from sustainably managing its customers’ waste than it produces from its own operation. This figure has increased from eight times in 2020.
The role which Envaand others in the recycling and resource recovery sector play in preserving Earth’s natural capital is not understood as well as it should be. Enva’s 2021 Sustainability Report has been framed to provide practical, positive insight into the company and to explain its role and purpose.
The Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy concluded that a Circular Economy could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39% and ease pressure on virgin materials by 28%. Yet, fast forward to the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26 summit last November, and it’s hard to find reference to the role of Circular Economy in tackling climate change. Enva is committed to being more forceful and explicit in explaining and promoting how the recycling sector is protecting the viability of our planet and our rich biodiversity
Enva’s support for the Circular Economy means it will facilitate, support and give effect to the production of new materials and products from otherwise discarded waste materials. Driving these outcomes reduces the need for virgin resources and the associated energy and CO2 impact of extracting, transporting and refining these materials. Enva’s 2021 Sustainability Report details the significant progress made in reaching these objectives. Highlights include:
- 346,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided through the sustainable recovery of customers’ waste and implementation of circular economy principles,
- 324,000 tonnes of waste derived fuels produced,
- £6m investment to date in digital transformation,
- 70% of operational sites rated as ‘Excellent’ for compliance,
- Plans to consolidate social value activities into a separate charitable framework.
Commenting on the launch of the report, Enva’s CEO, Tom Walsh, said: “This performance is a credit to the whole Enva team, our customers and partners. The significant improvement in CO2 avoidance is even more impressive give the continued operational challenge RE: Comms support for 2022s presented by the global pandemic.
“We remain fully committed to maximising our role in the development of the Circular Economy and the battle against climate change and will continue to innovate and invest to increase our resource recovery capability.”
Enva has also published three commitments to maintain momentum on its journey to further increase its resource recovery capability, support the development of sustainable supply chains and to bring the Circular Economy to life. These three commitments are:
- To increase the CO2 savings from sustainably managing customers’ waste to fifteen times the amount generated by its own operations in 2025,
- To increase the percentage of revenue generated from the sale of recovered materials and products to 50% by FY2025 (achieved 18% in 2018 and 31% 2021),
- To bring one significant, innovative resource recovery solution to market every year for the next decade.