Sustainability and profitability go hand in hand in Colombia
The environmental programme of Smurfit Kappa in Colombia shows that implementing the good practice policy concerning the use of water, gas, and electricity, has significantly decreased the consumption of these resources.
Simultaneously, these changes have improved operational conditions with regard to machines, productivity, quality and waste.
The new measures include a decrease in machine section temperatures, new temperature control systems, extra insulation, new machine start-up order, more continuous corrugator runs, replacing lamps and installing a translucent roof, new buffer tanks, switch to electric pumps, using rain water and condensate recovery, and the optimisation of the machine printing wash system.
All these measures have resulted in a:
29% reduction in gas usage
10% reduction in electricity usage saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions
29% reduction in water usage.