From idea to reality

We make it possible for all employees to contribute ideas to global resource management challenges via our innovation forum, an incubator for creative ideas and talent. Anyone can submit an idea, and regional innovation and recycling managers help people to develop their suggestions.

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Employees pitch their ideas to a panel of experts including our Executive Committee and representatives from customers like Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline. In 2013, the chosen theme was ‘manufacturing green products’. Ideas are funded, piloted and scaled up where successful – empowering our people to shape a better future.

In 2013, eight innovations were taken through to incubation. These ideas work to close the loop of our customers' waste streams, using this waste to manufacture new products.