Overview of recent achievements
Chain of Custody Certification
Europe: February 2013 saw the successful completion of a three year FSC and/or PEFC certification programme for European converting operations, reaching the objective to certify all converting plants in Europe for which a certification is relevant.
Latin America: All Mexican operations received Chain of Custody certifications under FSC; the same certifications were also received for integrated converting operations in Argentina.
Certified Packaging: Completion of the European certification programme also led to over 90% of all Group converting operations being certified thereby achieving the Group’s first long term commitment on sustainability two years ahead of schedule.
CO₂Reduction & COD Discharge Reduction
Smurfit Kappa reduced its year-on-year absolute fossil CO₂emissions by 1.8%, while its global paper and board mill system reduced fossil CO₂emissions by 3.1% per tonne of paper and board produced.
Smurfit Kappa reduced its year-on-year absolute COD discharges by 1.7%, while its global paper and board mill system reduced COD discharges by 4.7% per tonne of paper and board produced.
Investments in the Environment
Significant, CO₂emissions reducing, investment projects were completed in the Group’s paper mills in Navarra, Spain, in Mexico City, and in Cali and Barranquilla, Colombia.
Significant investments in water treatment facilities were completed in the Group’s paper mill in Bernal, Argentina (new water treatment facility) and in Ania, Italy (extension of existing facility).
Code of Business Conduct
New code approved and awareness campaign initiated.
Pack Expert tool extended with environmental parameters, enabling customers to measure the environmental impacts of their supply chain management.