Having identified environmental sustainability as being of vital importance, the UN has made it one of the 8 core targets to be achieved by 2015 as agreed by all the world's governments

Out of the environmental sustainability issues identified by the UN, those with most relevance to the packaging industry are climate change, resource efficiency and waste. 
XYA counteracts climate change in two ways:
 • by supplying climate neutral or low carbon products;
 • by supplying products made from renewable carbon instead of fossil carbon.