We strive for better water management and less waste in our operations. We’re integrating water stewardship and waste circularity into our operations. 

We aim to:

  • Achieve TRUE Certification at our manufacturing sites by 2030.
  • Achieve Alliance for Water Stewardship standard certification at our manufacturing sites by 2025.
  • Achieve water neutrality at our manufacturing sites in water-stressed basins[1] by 2030.

In 2020, all manufacturing sites now owned by Haleon achieved the goal of sending zero waste to landfill[2]. While maintaining this performance, we want to move our manufacturing waste towards greater circularity by certifying our sites with the TRUE zero waste certification system. To do this, we will divert more of the waste materials we generate into circular cycles – for example reuse, recycling and composting.

We recognise that water used in our supply chain is a local resource shared with the communities in which we operate. As members of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), we are taking steps to ensure our management of water is environmentally sustainable and socially equitable through AWS certification of our sites. We also signed the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative that mobilises business leaders on water, sanitation and the Sustainable Development Goals, and we’re committed to continuous progress against the core commitments of the mandate.

On the journey to water neutrality at our Cape Town manufacturing site

Water replenishment projects are vital to South Africa – which will face a 17% gap between levels of water supply and demand by 2030[3].

At our Cape Town manufacturing site, we are supporting a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa project to remove non-native plant species from the local water catchment area, since these plant species can reduce the amount of freshwater available.

The project aims to remove non-native plants from the local water catchment area and will establish a community-run nursery growing native plants, benefiting the local ecosystem and community.

This step will support the delivery of our goal for all sites in water-stressed basins to become water neutral by the end of 2030.  We expect our Cape Town manufacturing site to become water neutral during 2023 as the water replenishment activities around the site reach maturity.

Our manufacturing site in South Africa is seeking initial certification against the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) V2.0. In line with the AWS Certification Requirements, the stakeholders are invited to provide their comments on the site undergoing an AWS Audit. 

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[1] Determined using publicly available tools to identify water risk like the WRI Aqueduct Tool, site-specific reviews of local water risk using local data and a materiality of the risk to the business.

[2] This calculation excludes waste which we are legally obliged to send to landfill. 

[3] South Africa - 2030 Water Resources Group (