Participation in various carbon offset programs or “cap and trade” schemes might be the cheapest way to meet targets for carbon reduction.
Elopak has taken a different approach: We firmly believe that climate change cannot be combated unless each and every company cleans up in its own “back yard”, taking responsibility to reducing cuts its own emissions. It is arguably the “hard work approach” but, nevertheless, the right approach.
Consequently, Elopak has established tough targets for absolute improvements in carbon emissions, and we are well on the way to meeting our short-term commitments.
We also believe in openness and transparency. We will openly communicate our targets and transparently report our achievements against those targets. We follow international standards, expose ourselves to external audit and verification and support and participate in international programs, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHP).
On the resource side, we follow the Forest Stewardship Council’s international certification and labelling system and work towards full traceability for all our raw materials. This is done through the chain of custody certification system, which applies to the entire supply chain – forest, pulp, mill, manufacture, product, disposal and recycling.