Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Published on: 10.11.2015

Elopak is joining the RE100 campaign by committing to purchase 100% renewable power for all business units owned by more than 50% from 2016. This will cut Elopak’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 40% compared to 2014 emissions. Elopak is the first major packaging company and also the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign.

From 2016 and onwards, Elopak plans to purchase 100% renewable electricity for all of its production facilities and offices worldwide, including  business units owned by more than 50%. “Elopak aims to become carbon neutral in its operations, as outlined in our ambitious Future Proofed Packaging strategy, and by joining RE100, we take a major step in this direction. Elopak supplies packaging which is predominantly made out of renewable materials, and it is important for us that also the power supply comes from renewable sources,” says Elopak’s CEO, Niels Petter Wright.  

 “Renewability is important  for Elopak, both in materials and in energy supply,” says Director Corporate Environment, Kristian Hall. “We are providing low carbon packaging originating from responsible forestry, and it is only natural that our power supply becomes renewable as well”. As the COP 21 in Paris draws near, it is crucial that businesses step up to the plate to mitigate climate change and deliver concrete greenhouse gas reductions. By sourcing renewable electricity, Elopak will be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by over 40% compared to 2014 emissions.”    

“Elopak has been investing in energy efficiency at our plants for several decades and we are reaching a stage where a lot of the potential has already been tapped. Electricity consumption is the largest source of Elopak’s greenhouse gas emissions and by purchasing renewable power we are tackling the largest source of our emissions.”  

“Elopak knows renewables are good for business – switching its electricity supply sends a clear message to customers that Elopak wants to manufacture more responsibly,” says Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group. “It’s fantastic to see Elopak take the lead on this issue and urge other businesses to step up to the plate. With crucial global climate talks next month, companies are making their support for renewables loud and clear”.
For more information contact:
Kristian Hall, Director Corporate Environment kristian.hall@elopak.com   +47 400 47 995
About Elopak
Elopak is one of the world’s leading liquid food packaging suppliers and produces Pure-Pak® beverage cartons and Roll Fed packaging material, which are used by and associated with many premium beverage and retail brands. Elopak cartons are the renewable and low carbon packaging choice. Elopak produces more than 13 billion cartons globally. In 2015, Elopak celebrates the 100 year anniversary of its iconic Pure-Pak® gable top carton. @Pure_Pak

About RE100 
RE100 is a collaborative initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase corporate demand for renewable energy. This will accelerate the transformation of the global energy market and aid the transition towards a low carbon economy. RE100 shares the compelling business case for renewables and showcases business action, while working with others to address barriers and develop transparent reporting mechanisms. RE100 is led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, as part of the We Mean Business coalition@theRE100 | #RE100