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Europe: Elopak becomes a CarbonNeutral company

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Elopak is now a CarbonNeutral company, offering CarbonNeutral packaging and fulfilling its vision of carbon neutrality, in line with its ambitious environmental strategy; Future Proofed Packaging.

“Since 2012 Elopak has envisioned becoming carbon neutral as a company and offering carbon neutral beverage cartons,” says CEO Niels Petter Wright.

“Now, we have achieved this milestone, well-ahead of schedule.”

“Elopak wishes to achieve absolute sustainability and be a company with zero net impact on the environment, and our carbon neutrality program brings us several steps closer to this vision.”

After having reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by investing in energy efficiency and phasing in renewable electricity, Elopak is achieving carbon neutrality and supporting projects with verified carbon savings, which also have a positive impact on people’s lives and the environment.

“Achieving carbon neutrality means that Elopak’s residual greenhouse gas emissions are offset by projects outside of our value chain, which have a very positive effect on local livelihoods and the environment,” says director corporate environment Kristian Hall.

“Specifically, Elopak is supporting a Ugandan cooking stove project, as well as a REDD+ rainforest protection project in Borneo, where 65,000 hectares of tropical rainforest are being preserved.”

The carbon neutral certification is in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol and has been verified by an independent third-party, Anthesis Consulting Group.

This announcement comes only months after Elopak became the first packaging company to join the RE100 campaign, committing to sourcing 100% renewable electricity from 2016 onwards for all its production and administration units worldwide, excluding two joint ventures.