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Smurfit Kappa Achieved Significant Decline in CO2 Emissions

Paul Ploumis
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The SDR report states that Smurfit Kappa reported 35% reduction in relative Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in water discharge since 2005.

Smurfit Kappa Achieved Significant Decline in CO2 Emissions

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster):  The recent Sustainable Development Report (SDR) published by Smurfit Kappa suggests significant progress in the company’s efforts in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

According to the report, the paper-based packaging major achieved nearly 33% reduction in fossil carbon dioxide emission intensity between 2015 and 2019. The major contributors to the progress were new boilers and the energy-efficient paper machine at Los Reyes paper mill and the recent investment in Townsend Hook paper mill. The company now seeks to achieve 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, in comparison with the 2005 baseline, the report noted.

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The SDR report states that Smurfit Kappa reported 35% reduction in relative Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in water discharge since 2005. The company has invested approximately €79 million in best practice water treatment. In addition, it achieved 7.1% reduction in waste sent to landfills.

Tony Smurfit, Group Chief Executive Officer stated that the company aims to emerge as the most sustainable company in paper-based packaging. By becoming a truly sustainable and circular company, it targets to generate superior returns for all stakeholders. The quality and determination of its employees is the central element for the company’s continued success, he added.

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