AIMPLAS publishes its fourth sustainability report

AIMPLAS, the Spanish plastics technology centre, has published its fourth sustainability report, drawn up in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

The publication reviews AIMPLAS’ activities and key milestones in 2022 regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, as well as the centre’s renewed commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

AIMPLAS’ social impact in 2022 was quantified at €665 million, of which €431.6 million had an impact on the SDGs and €294.6 million on the circular economy.

Valencia-based AIMPLAS has reduced its carbon footprint from 384 tonnes of CO2 in 2020 to 53 tonnes in 2022, a reduction of 83% since 2019. The technology centre had originally set the goal of reducing its carbon emissions in 2022 by 5%, but by the end of 2022, it had significantly exceeded this goal and reduced them by 37.12%.

In 2022, more than 3,100 companies relied on AIMPLAS to carry out their R&D projects, develop technological services and implement educational activities. AIMPLAS now has a total of 789 member companies, all of which helped increase turnover by 10%.