EnvironmentOur manufacturing processes are not yet carbon-neutral.
But we are making good progress.
We emit just half the amount of CO₂ per tonne of corrugated board compared with our competitors and the industry average. This means we have already beaten Switzerland’s CO₂ emissions target for 2030.
We always use recycled fibre wherever possible, playing our part in protecting our forests. If we cannot avoid the use of virgin fibre, we purchase it from FSC-certified sources. Illegal logging does not occur at any point in our supply chain, and damaging chemicals are not used at any stage.
In terms of logistics, we avoid journeys with empty lorries. We use water in a circular fashion and our paper factories have their own wastewater treatment plants. We collect used packaging from our customers, recycle it and turn it into new packaging.
recycled fibre were used in our products in 2020.
litres of diesel were saved in 2020 through an incentive program.
less fresh water has been consumed since 2017.
tonnes of CO₂ have been saved since 2017
1. Our ambition
As little packaging as possible
But as much as necessary. Unlike other materials such as plastic, our board and corrugated card mean that goods can be wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. There is no doubt that the manufacture of cardboard is a high-energy and water-intensive process.
That is why we focus on the areas where we can be sustainable. Our paper mills draw district heat from waste incineration plants and use solely Swiss electricity, both of which are almost carbon-neutral. Plus, our mills use recycled fibre wherever possible.
We handle resources carefully and efficiently – and not just in terms of energy, the climate, waste, and water. We investigate issues such as deforestation, soil erosion, and illegal logging when procuring raw materials.
2. Our actions
3. Our goals
What we want to achieve
- By 2030, we will have reduced our resource consumption per tonne of paper, corrugated card, and cardboard produced by 10%.
- By 2030, we will have reduced our CO₂ output by 15%.
To reach these goals, we will optimize our fibre recovery process, improve our logistics and introduce new technology along the value chain.
Documenting GRI indicators
This report complies with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and aligns the key aspects of the GRI with the four pillars of the Model Group’s sustainability strategy.