This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 21, 2007.
ICI and the environment
ICI continues to set improvement objectives and report against a range of environmental parameters. Sustainability Challenge 2010 includes objectives to reduce the impact of our operations on land, air and water. Changes are measured from the new baseline year 2005 and both baseline levels and results are adjusted for portfolio changes. In 2006 we achieved: 3% energy reduction per tonne of production (2010 target 5% reduction from 2005), 2% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per tonne (2010 target 5%) but a 1% increase in water use per tonne (2010 target 10%). We have also reduced air emissions of hazardous substances (by 27%) and acid gases (by 8%) per tonne of production.
Since 1990 ICI has reported reductions in energy use per tonne of production in excess of 43%, and again in 2007 there is a specific focus to improve the overall energy efficiency of our operations, with cross business activity to achieve improvements. The latest have been achieved through efficiency improvements, asset rationalisation and redesigned production processes. Many of these indicators remain important not only for environmental performance but also for business sustainability as energy price rises, global warming issues and regional water scarcity become more prevalent.