Experts in packaging Canpack Group have stated that beginning in 2022, it would switch to 100 percent renewable power across all of its operations. The Polish-based company, which has subsidiaries in 19 countries, claims to be the first in the world to be powered entirely by renewable energy when it is available; it has also pledged to buy Energy Attribute Certificates or even comparable certificates when renewable energy is not available.
The announcement adds to the company’s environmental goals, which already include joining the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Climate targets are only considered science-centered if they are in accord with what is required to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C over pre-industrial rates, and ideally not more than 1.5°C.
“This latest statement reaffirms our commitment to doing our part to combat climate change,” stated John O’Maoileoin, Canpack’s Group Sustainability Director. “By investing in renewable energy, we will not only lower our carbon emissions, but we will also help pave the route for future sustainability.”
“The latest COP26 Conference in Glasgow, as well as increasing consumer awareness about climate change, has shed light on how we must all work together to protect our world in the years ahead. We can’t wait to get started. We need to act now, which is why, starting in 2022, the most immediate effect we can be able to make is to use entirely renewable electricity in all of our plants.”
Canpack Chief Executive Officer Roberto Villaquiran stated it was a significant step forward in fulfilling the company’s environmental objectives. “Not only will our items be infinitely recyclable, but our manufacturing process is going to be more eco-friendly as well.” We are committed as a corporation to assisting in the fight against climate change.” Giorgi Global Holdings owns the Canpack Group.
The Canpack Group, which is one of the world’s major metal packaging producers, is boosting the use of renewable energy sources in its operations. Renewable energy sources provided 70% of the electricity at plants in Tarnów, Brzesko, Bydgoszcz, Dbica, and Orzesze in 2019. In 2020, all electricity utilized in the above-mentioned facilities is going to have guarantees of origin from the renewable sources, according to the current deal with the electricity supplier. A similar agreement was reached for the Scunthorpe (England) manufacturing unit. Simultaneously, the Group’s operations are being more equipped with photovoltaic systems, which are built, among other places, on factory roofs.
“The Canpack Group is committed to long-term development. We accept responsibility for our environmental impact. We are always refining our systems as well as production processes to minimize it,” Roberto Villaquirán, former Chief executive officer of the Canpack Group, said.