Smurfit Kappa was shortlisted for its work on the ‘Protect their Future’ project, which encourages employees to make a sustainable difference by considering and acting upon the impact of their home and working lives on the environment.
The corrugated giant said a strategic framework of events and actions has enabled it to engage with all of its UK corrugated employees with the aim of making them aware of the organisation’s responsibility for reducing carbon emissions.
The project places emphasis on education and the development of an engrained awareness of the reasons for change by engaging individuals in a continual improvement process. This involves measuring, tracking and recognising success and achievement.
Focusing initially on energy savings the project has developed to include improved communications across the sites, and a set of bet-practice standards have been established.
Steve Parr, UK engineering director, said: “Smurfit Kappa Corrugated takes its carbon responsibility seriously. The programme is driven from the top by the CEO and engages everyone, individually to cause a change. So far, we have delivered savings on carbon of 20% across the majority of our plants with over 50 live projects in our monitoring system.”
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