16 “We will take responsibility for the impact we have on the society we operate in,” says Marianne Nushi, CSR & Environmental Manager at Trioplast. By shifting to green energy and increasing the use of recycled materials, Trioplast reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 123 000 tons in just one year. Marianne Nushi, CSR & Environmental Manager at Trioplast, considers it is important to look at the overall savings the company’s facilities make and not just what is achieved at each individual plant. This motivates employees to drive sustainability work forwards at Trioplast. “If you look at the transition to green energy and the content of recycled plastic at all the factories, the environmental effect we create becomes even more clearer. Recognizing that together we can create considerable environmental benefits through someti- mes quite small improvements is an important driving force for functional internal sustainability management,” she says. On 26 October 2016, the Swedish parliament passed a law on sustainability reporting for approx. 1 600 of the country’s largest companies. The law requires a company to report on its initia- tives in areas such as environment and sustainability, societal relations and human rights. The company’s policies also play a part in this, including a sustainability policy. In practice, this concerns reporting the results of work carried out at the company, outlining the risks that exist, and describing how the company manages those risks. Trioplast, like many other com- panies, follows the guidelines in GRI, Global Reporting Initiative. “The sustainability report is a guideline for how to work with sustainability at Trioplast, and there is high level of involvement throughout the company. The report is not a printed product, it’s the way forward for sustainability management at our compa- ny,” says Marianne. ZERO PELLET LOSSES Every small improve- ment can make a big difference for the environment The presence of plastic in the world’s seas is a problem for one of the UN’s climate goals – pursuing a path to a sustainable ocean. Operation Clean Sweep, a global initiative involving leading companies in the plastics industry, aims to reduce los- ses of plastic pellets into the environment. Trioplast, which is participating in the project, will work systematically to reduce its own losses. Trioplast signed the Operation Clean Sweep agreement in late 2017 and is already working with the initiative. “We are looking at the entire production cycle – from raw materials and production to the finished product. We are doing this at all our plants, and by having better control over our ope- rations we can make continuous improvements to minimize losses,” says Marianne. The target is to eliminate plastic granulate losses completely – zero pellet losses. Trioplast has a passion for recycling and wouldliketoseeallplasticreusedagainandagain–thecompany believesthatrecyclingasthebestwaytocarefortheenvironment. MARIANNE NUSHI, CSR & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER, TRIOPLAST GROUP Read more about our sustainable work, including our Sustainability Report at trioplast.com/en/about-trioplast/sustainability.