Emballator aims for halved CO2 emissions to 2030Posted 2022-11-15
Manufacturing without emitting carbon dioxide – is it even possible? At Emballator, the goals have been set high, and recently the company launched their vision of a CO2-neutral company in the whole value chain to 2045. The company also plans to half their CO2 emissions per revenue by 2030.
Energy use, material handling and transports are the core priorities of the investment. As sustainability is a complex matter, it is important to consider all aspects, but at the same time you need to have the courage to get started, says Maria Edqvist Schultz, Head of Sustainability at Emballator.
”85% of our climate footprint comes from the materials that we use; plastics, tin plate, and aluminium, and it’s here that we are making the largest investments to be able, when it’s possible, to change to more sustainable materials as recycled and biobased. But we also need to reduce the amount of material we use and optimize our product for less waste”, explains Maria.
Today, Emballator offers recycled plastic to customers within paint and chemicals, as well as recycled aluminium in tubes. A large work with decreasing the material in the Group’s products is ongoing and Emballator can offer material optimized products in a lot of their product areas.
“Other focus areas are energy use and transports; there we plan to be carbon dioxide neutral to 2030. Today we buy CO2 neutral electricity to all our companies in Sweden and a large work is ongoing to energy optimize our production.”
One example is Emballator Tectubes that has carried out an extensive energy project in collaboration with external consultants. The intention is to create a comprehensive picture of the Hjo factory’s energy use, current facility status and savings opportunities. Among other things, projects related to lighting and heating have been implemented.
The next step will be to review the transports and optimize them throughout the chain.
”In cases where we can affect we should use sustainable options as biobased fuels or electricity when it’s offered. Decreasing the number of transports, not least by increasing the filling rate, is another important step towards carbon neutrality”, says Maria Edqvist Schultz.Back to news