The most sustainable energy is the energy you don’t use in the first place. That’s why in 2019 we set up our Global Energy Task Force. The
Task Force helps us reduce the amount of energy used in our manufacturing plants by consistently finding new efficiencies. One hundred
cross-functional kp experts from operations, engineering, maintenance, procurement and business excellence, approach energy efficiency
in a holistic way, and collaborate to find imaginative solutions to problems old and new.
The Task Force is leading on optimising maintenance regimes, adjusting plant operations and investing in new equipment, on the basis
that there is a natural synergy between energy efficiency and improved productivity. We typically find that energy saving projects make
complete commercial sense.
With an effective governance process in place, the Task Force constantly tracks progress against meaningful targets. Robust analysis tools
and energy performance indicators are now standardised across our plants.
Future areas of focus include installation of energy-efficient motors, recovering waste heat from our processes, and improving energy
monitoring systems to better visualise and measure energy. We are constantly seeking insight into energy performance at facility, process
and machine level.