The report, “Sustainability in Every Fibre”, highlights Smurfit Kappa’s focus on environmental and social responsibility, including the adoption of circular business models, with a commitment to using only 100% sustainably sourced fibres in its products and processes.
The report says there is a 22.6% reduction in carbon emissions per tonne of paper produced since 2005, and improved energy usage per tonne of paper by 10% between 2005 and 2015.
It also reports a 29% reduction in organic content of water (‘COD’) returned to the environment from paper and board mills since 2005.
In 2015, Smurfit Kappa introduced a new target to reduce waste sent to landfill from its paper and board mills by 30% by 2020 compared to the benchmark year of 2013, and have so far achieved a reduction of 13.8%.
Tony Smurfit, group chief executive, said: “We view sustainability as an important element of a responsible business culture, and we continue to prove how our way of working contributes to a better, more sustainable world and a brighter future. This approach has delivered consistent business growth and long-term partnerships with some of the world’s most respected brands as well as with local customers across the 34 countries from which we operate.”
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