Reporting

For transparency and comparability, Elopak have published key environmental data in an environmental report since 2008. The data originates from an internal reporting system, collated from production, administration and sales units worldwide, and is third party verified annually according to the ISO standard, ISO 14064-3:2006. The environmental data shows the development of Elopak’s environmental impact each year since 2008.

For transparency and comparability, Elopak have published key environmental data in an environmental report since 2008. The data originates from an internal reporting system, collated from production, administration and sales units worldwide, and is third party verified annually according to the ISO standard, ISO 14064-3:2006. The environmental data shows the development of Elopak’s environmental impact each year since 2008.

For the environmental reporting, Elopak abide by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a widely used standard for corporate environmental reporting. Elopak reports according to the ‘operational control’ consolidation approach, which covers all Elopak’s fully owned plants worldwide. This means all plants where Elopak have operational control, hence excluding joint ventures. Check out more about the Greenhouse Gas protocol.

According to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a company shall divide its emissions into three scopes. This is illustrated in the figure below. For Elopak, Scope 1 includes consumption of natural gas, propane, heating oil, wood, and waste incineration. Scope 2 includes use of electricity and district heating, and Scope 3 includes business travel and third-party transport.

Elopak’s GHG emissions scope split is:

  • Scope 1: Consumption of natural gas, propane, heating oil, waste incineration, wood
  • Scope 2: Electricity, district heating
  • Scope 3: Business travel (air and cars) and third party transport

In Elopak the greenhouse gas data is calculated and reported in CO2 equivalents (CO2e), which is a standard unit for measuring carbon footprint. By using CO2e one express the impact of different greenhouse gases, such as CH4, CO2 and N2O in terms of the amount of CO2 that would create the same amount of global warming. In that way, a carbon footprint that consists of many different greenhouse gases can be expressed as a single number. The figure below shows Elopak’s GHG emissions, calculated in tonne CO2e, from 2008 to 2018.

Elopak group GHG emissions (tonnes CO2e)