Smurfit Kappa Recycling and its parent company Smurfit Kappa Paper UK have been given the Carbon Trust Standard for their paper recycling and manufacturing operations.
The Carbon Trust Standard is an award that requires an organisation to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint and make reductions year on year.
Smurfit Kappa showed a 12.9 per cent reduction in its CO2 equivalent emissions tonnage by cutting consumption of electricity, gas and oil over the two-year assessment period.
By sharing information, it has been able to maximise vehicle capacity and minimise trips with more multi-point collections and greater use of back hauling to recover material among other measures.
Smurfit Kappa Paper UK sustainability manager Monika Maciejewska said: “The latest Carbon Trust Standard certification for the business is a further step in our sustainability model and improving the environment on a national and local scale.
“Our aim is to control and effectively manage the recovery and recycling of paper based packaging so that we can minimise its carbon footprint, while also achieving long-term growth.”