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4evergreen: a unique industry alliance to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, announced today a new alliance called 4evergreen. The aim of the alliance is to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact. 

The alliance will increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials, advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability and call for the development of optimised collection systems and appropriate recycling infrastructures.

Metsä Board awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating for the third consecutive year

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the third consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board is also in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard industry.

Metsä Board joins 4evergreen - a new alliance promoting fibre-based packaging in circular economy

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is one of the founding members of the new 4evergreen industry alliance together with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry. The new alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact

Stora Enso and CEPI member companies launch 4evergreen - an alliance to promote fiber-based packaging in circular economy

Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fiber and paper industry, are joining forces with companies across the value chain to drive the recycling of fiber-based packaging and collaboration in circular design and materials to enable positive change in circular economy.

Metsä Board aims for fossil free mills as part of company’s 2030 sustainability targets

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has published its sustainability targets for 2030. One of the company’s targets is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions. This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production (scope 1) as well as purchased energy (scope 2).

Iggesund Paperboard’s mills get top marks

The Holmen Group’s paperboard manufacturer, Iggesund Paperboard, has received the highest rating for sustainability in an evaluation done this year by the rating firm EcoVadis. The paperboard is produced at Iggesund Mill in Sweden and at Workington, England. EcoVadis is the leading system for assessing and rating the suppliers of global companies and has done more than 45,000 evaluations in 150 countries. Companies using EcoVadis include Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Heineken.

Smurfit Kappa drives down CO2 emissions by creating innovative steam system

Smurfit Kappa Roermond Paper Mill’s integrated steam system has been held up as a shining example of sustainability for reducing its CO2 footprint by a further 3% in 2018. The steam project is part of an ongoing intensive energy and CO2 reduction programme at the mill which has achieved a specific CO2 emission reduction of 23% since 2005.