As a market leader in its product segment, APL recognises the importance of seeking to achieve ‘best practice’ status on a range of environmental management issues.  The quest for excellence in practices that affect economic and environmental sustainablity is a ‘journey’ rather than a destination and the company recognises that ‘green’ initiatives will be part of its strategy over the long term.

This overview paper is intended as an initial description of the environmental context in which APL operates - including reference to early stages of the product life cycle - as well as a declaration of current initiatives underway at APL and within its raw material suppliers and contractors.