GRI 201: 3-3 – Economic performance: Management of material topics
Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up all the natural resources Earth can provide within a year. In 2022, this happened on 28 July, with Earth Overshoot Day moving further forward each year. The Interzero business model contributes to counteracting this progressive, global trend and supports climate action and resource protection by implementing new approaches and solutions for increasing resource efficiency and expanding closed-cycle management. Pursuing the vision of a world without waste, Interzero's business model rests on two pillars: circular solutions to prevent waste, and plastics recycling to close loops. Interzero combines both with the dual system to help other companies take responsibility for protecting resources. Our concrete target is to save at least 5.5 million tonnes of raw materials and avoid at least 800,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually with our services.
Both of these targets were again met in 2021 (see Sustainability programme). The figures for 2022 will be published in October 2023. Meeting these targets also requires internal processes to be focused on sustainability. This includes the continuous reduction of our own ecological footprint (see GRI 305), being an attractive employer (see GRI 401) and raising society's awareness of the concept of the closed-loop economy (see GRI 2-28).