This metric tracks the total weight in metric tons (t) of solid waste generated by the company’s own operations in the last calendar year.
SASB defines waste as “anything for which the entity has no further use and which is discarded or is released to the environment.”
Waste is defined according to national rules and regulations. Included in this figure are “slags, dusts, sludges, used oil, and other solid wastes.”
The GRI specifies that the data can be “modeled, or sourced from direct measurement such as waste transfer notes from contracted waste collectors, external assurance, or audits of waste-related data.”