With our limited natural resources facing imminent depletion, prevention steps need to be taken to stop this situation from further exacerbating.
As a corporate citizen, Behn Meyer is dedicated to becoming a more sustainable manufacturer and distributor for the chemical, agricultural, and life science industries. We aim to optimise the use of planetary resources in our operations and supply chain in a manner that minimises environmental impacts.
Greenhouse gas emission
Discoveries on climate change and its ramifications call for immediate and concrete actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the environment. To safeguard the future, Behn Meyer aims to reduce 25% of its GHG emission by 2025, thereafter focusing to achieve our net zero carbon emissions goal by 2040.
Transitioning to renewable and clean energy is vital in combating climate change as it reduces the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to the environment and minimises pollution.
Realising this, Behn Meyer has started looking into less carbon-intensive resources and utilising greener alternatives in our operations, one of which is by installing solar panels at our manufacturing sites. By 2025, we aim to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels by 25% and convert to renewable energy.
WaterAs the climate crisis intensifies, the impacts on our shared freshwater resources are far-reaching. Safe and accessible water is also essential to the health of our neighbouring communities, critical to ecosystems, and integral to economic growth. Behn Meyer has set a target to reuse at least 50% of its water.
Responsible wastewater management is employed in order to ensure minimal risk to communities and the environment. In wastewater treatment, Behn Meyer uses a combination of onsite and offsite approaches. Our water-usage-intensive plant has effective treatments tailored to the unique characteristics of its activities. The sequence of chemical, biological, mechanical, or thermal treatment processes depends on the physical and chemical nature of the wastewater generated at the production plant.
Whether final treatment is carried out by Behn Meyer or by an external contractor, treated wastewater will only be discharged in accordance with all applicable legal frameworks and local permits.
Behn Meyer’s SHEQ management system contains a precautionary framework governing the handling and disposal of hazardous waste. All hazardous waste for disposal is handled by licensed waste management contractors. Behn Meyer’s external partners are to obey all applicable laws and regulations and undergo annual audits. In addition to local laws and regulations, Behn Meyer’s policy prohibits hazardous waste disposal in any way that may harm the community or the environment.
Sustainable packaging & logistics
Safety surrounding transportation is also an important aspect to consider as transporting chemicals involves the risks of spillage caused by cargo mishandling. There are potentially significant consequences to human health and safety, and environmental damage may take place.
To manage this risk, multiple precautionary layers are required to ensure that Behn Meyer products arrive safely and intact. This includes selecting experienced and licensed transportation contractors, applying appropriate warning labels on all shipments, making use of optimal container loads, and working with our networks of partners across the supply chain to ensure all logistics are organised with efficiency in mind.