Case Study, Sustainability, Goal 13: Climate action

Pursuing clean energy to run our production and manufacturing is part of our wider effort to consider the environmental impacts of our business and to reduce our carbon footprint.

In 2017, we finalised agreements for our Jordanian and Tunisian manufacturing facilities to convert from diesel to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Completed in 2018, the change has resulted in significant improvements to our environmental performance, reducing carbon emissions from production by almost a quarter

The switch also reduces costs because natural gas boilers have a longer service life and require less maintenance than diesel boilers. With a capacity of up to 30,000 litres of LPG per year at our Jordanian facilities, production costs will be reduced by 7–15% based on estimated gas prices.

In Tunisia, the change to natural gas was the catalyst for the Tunisian government to develop underground gas pipelines to the entire village of Sidi Thabet. This investment will enable other businesses and households to use natural gas, extending the environmental return of our investment.