Environmental Stewardship

Magellan operates in many communities worldwide, ranging from urban to suburban, as well as rural sites located away from major population centres. As individual employees, and as a corporation, we recognize our role as an environmental steward to protect the environment and engage our stakeholders in this effort.

Under the direction of Magellan’s Board of Directors, we maintain ISO 14001 certification at each of our manufacturing sites. We have established an Environmental Council to promote collaboration between divisions, to provide a structure to focus environmental improvement efforts, and to effectively apply Magellan’s knowledge base for continual improvement of our environmental management system and the corporation’s overall environmental performance.

Our message is clear:
Environmental performance, at Magellan and in other areas of our lives,
makes a difference for everyone.

Environmental Policy

Our Stakeholders

Magellan is aware of the expectations of the public, our customers and our shareholders for sound environmental management. Our policies require management of environmental risk and the practice of due diligence in our operations, in meeting the needs of our customers, dealing with the supply chain, assessing new growth opportunities, communicating with our neighbours, and engaging our employees.

The fostering of environmental stewardship is visible in our emergency response teams which are staffed by employee volunteers at many of our divisions. On-site recycling events at Magellan have been successful and encourage employees to choose to be environmentally responsible at work and at home.

Our divisions protect the environmental interests of our wider community as well. We provide environmental mentorship and seek partnerships with local organizations to care for regional habitats, and we are collaborative in our initiatives to address global issues, such as climate change.

Environmental stewardship involves more than basic compliance with environmental laws. At Magellan, our action plans are designed for the long-term benefit of our business, our stakeholders, and the global community.

Our Environmental Performance

A major goal of Magellan is to eliminate waste from our manufacturing processes. This will reduce our impact on the environment, improve the efficiency of our operations, lower our energy demands, and reduce our costs.  Replacement of processes with proven, environmentally-friendly technology has allowed us to transition from disposal of waste to prevention of waste.  Our rigorous continuous improvement program is built on lean six-sigma and 6S principles (5S plus safety), and has resulted in the reduction of scrap and rework, and the elimination of inefficient processes.


Carbon Footprint Reduction

In 2008, Magellan established an environmental objective to reduce the corporation’s carbon footprint across our global operations. Since then we have demonstrated significant improvement and exceeded our 2020 reduction goal of 34%.  Magellan continues to identify Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) opportunities and is on track for 55% reduction by 2030.




Magellan provides a complete, accurate, transparent, and relevant inventory of its scope 1 and 2 emissions, that is standardized across all its divisions. This has been third-party verified for our operations in Canada and the UK. The verification /assurance process will include our other sites in Europe, the US and in India in the upcoming years and further demonstrate Magellan’s commitment to comprehensive and transparent emissions accounting.

Waste Reduction

Magellan’s second environmental objective is to reduce its waste to sales ratio by 5% by year 2025. Overall waste generation has decreased since 2018. The detailed analysis of our hazardous and non-hazardous waste, both recycled and non-recycled, and the review of specific waste streams are helping us develop action plans to achieve our target.

Water Conservation

Magellan has significantly reduced its water usage since 2015 with the introduction of machine coolant recycling systems and advanced methods to monitor aqueous treatment process lines. Our third environmental goal is to reduce our water-to-sales ratio by 10% by 2025 at all Magellan manufacturing sites.