NEWS

20.12.2019

Segezha Packaging reports carbon footprint results

Segezha Packaging, which consolidates the European paper packaging production facilities of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC), has announced the results of its second carbon footprint assessment for the 2018 calendar year. The report was prepared with the assistance of DFGE (The Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy).

With the aim to monitor the overall amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production activities of the company, the calculation were based on the methodology of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)1 and covered all relevant emissions for  Scope 1 (production facilities & vehicles) and Scope 2 (purchased energy).   

The study has shown a significant decrease of the overall carbon footprint by 14% (6,597 tons) compared to the figures from 2017 (7,506 tons). The direct CO2 emissions accounted to 25%, while the indirect emissions represented 75% accordingly. The overall data quality according to the GHG protocol  was rated as “Good”.

Positive carbon reducing effects were possible as a result of the energy conservation initiatives and overall production efficiency improvement.

‘We work to continually reduce our environmental impact and responsibly manage our operations. The carbon footprint assessment allows us not only to monitor the progress, but also develop an efficient action plan,’ Rinat Shtark, CEO of Segezha Packaging, noted.

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DFGE (The Institute of Energy, Ecology and Economy) provides consulting services and conducts environmental audits as part of implementing environmental programs (Green Vision) integrated into modern industrial production and business practices. Their in-depth analysis in such areas as technology, energy and their safety for the environment takes into consideration business and socio-economic aspects of the problem. Their service portfolio ranges from providing advice on creation of applied methods for assessing carbon dioxide emissions to evaluating existing analysis methods and the obtained results for accuracy and repeatability. DFGE is an independent body, and its activities, based on modern methods of scientific inquiry, correspond to all applicable international standards.