Rhone-Poulenc sets waste reduction targets

The French company Rhone-Poulenc has become the latest major chemicals manufacturer to announce environmental protection targets. It plans to cut its liquid effluents and solid wastes by 65% by 2000. The group's UK arm is already well on track to meet the targets.

Announced in Paris on 12 May by Rhone Poulenc's President, Jean-Marc Bruel, the targets build on an "environmental index" which has formed the basis of a group liquid effluent reduction programme since 1988 (ENDS Report 178, 15-17). Separate indexes are now being established for solid waste and emissions to air.

The targets apply only to liquid and solid wastes. In addition to the 65% reduction to be attained by 2000, an interim target of

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here