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Sustainability is the driving force behind EMR's business strategy. As one of the world’s foremost waste recycling companies, our vision is to be a global leader in sustainable materials.


“We believe that we all have a key role to play to help protect our planet for future generations. To help the world use its previous resource more sustainably, we aim to become a fully net-zero business by 2040 and we have aligned our climate commitments with Science Based Targets to play our part in the battle against climate change. As part of this we are investing in energy productivity and energy management systems, low-carbon and nature-positive technology and developing innovative new products that help our customers reduce their carbon emissions.”

Chris Sheppard

Group CEO

How much CO2 is saved using recycled metal?

Every year EMR helps industries save more than 9,300,000 metric tonnes of carbon-dioxide. That's 17 metric tonnes every minute of every day. So far today we've helped save:

Sustainability strategy

To drive progress towards group-wide net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, we have joined three key initiatives from the internationally respected non-profit, The Climate Group. These include RE100 to accelerate the transition to renewables; EV100 to switch to electric vehicles; and EP100 to improve energy productivity across its global portfolio.


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Sustainability webinars

In the run-up to COP26 EMR ran a series of webinars outlining how different parts of the business will move to carbon net-zero.


Contact our Media Team to find out more about our ESG values and Sustainable Business Strategy.