Driving New Behaviour: Bata's Commitment to Tackling Plastic Waste

5 June 2023
Driving New Behaviour: Bata's Commitment to Tackling Plastic Waste

Plastic waste has become a significant challenge for our planet, and it requires behaviour change from all of us. As a responsible corporate citizen, Bata is committed to leading lasting and impactful change in this area. We recognize that there is no better place to start than from within our own Company. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce our plastic footprint and encourage a more sustainable way of living.

Recycling and Proper Handling of Materials
For recyclable materials such as PET, paper, and aluminium, we are committed to ensuring that the proper means to collect and handle them are available where consumed in all our offices, shops, distribution centres and factories worldwide. We will also communicate our commitment to recycling to all our stakeholders, including our customers, suppliers, and partners. We understand that recycling is not just about collecting waste but also about creating a circular economy where waste is transformed into valuable resources.

Our goal is to manage our facilities in an environmentally responsible manner with careful consideration of our impacts on soil, air, and water at all our locations. To achieve this goal, we:

  • Practice waste reduction by seeking to reuse or recycle as much of our waste as possible.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Continue to identify cost effective means to reduce our use of water and other resources.
  • Use, when feasible, materials that are designed to have minimal impact on the environment.

Employee Volunteering and Clean-Up Activities
Bata employees worldwide, at all levels and locations, will dedicate their volunteering days to removing litter and participating in clean-up activities. We believe that creating a sustainable future requires collective action, and our employees' commitment to this cause is integral to our success. We will also support and partner with local organizations and initiatives that align with our mission to reduce plastic waste.

At Bata, we believe that our success is interconnected with the well-being of society and the environment. Responding to the plastic waste challenge and striving for zero environmental impact in our operations is an integral part of our commitment to be a responsible citizen where we operate. We aim to not only reduce our plastic footprint but also inspire and educate our stakeholders to adopt more sustainable behaviours and practices.

Driving new behaviour towards a more sustainable future is crucial, and Bata is committed to leading the way. We recognize the urgent need to reduce our plastic footprint, and we are taking concrete steps to achieve this goal. Our commitment is unwavering, and we will continue to work towards a more sustainable future for all.