Sustainability

Sustainable, functional packaging tailored for your brand

The operations of GBGT Box are based on renewable and recyclable resources. This way we contribute to sustainable growth in society together with our customers and suppliers.

Wind power is a central part of our commitment to sustainability. As early as 1994 our group invested in wind power and our business is using origin-labelled electricity from our own wind turbines. Through wind power we have already reached an important goal: 100% of our energy consumption is renewable and fossil free. In addition, our wind turbines make a significant contribution to society’s energy supply – since they produce 29.7 GWh of which we ourselves use only 2 GWh.

Material

The connection between quality-assured production and low environmental impact is becoming increasingly clear to more and more companies.

The environmental requirements of customers and authorities can vary considerably but the overall trend is plain to see. The offer of sustainable production is becoming a prerequisite for the ability to compete with credibility on the market.

Paper makes up a substantial part of the material we use in production within our various business areas and we continuously follow up, analyze, and reduce usage, and actively handle paper waste. GBGT Box has several environmental certifications, including, for example FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®).

Ambitious sustainability agenda

But everything is not perfect yet. By working together with others and challenging ourselves we have set ambitious targets. One of the targets is to become a fully fossil-free printing works. Until that day we offer climate compensation for the impact we still contribute to despite our best efforts. The compensation must however not get in the way of our dedication to reduce CO2 emissions. Climate compensation is not the solution to the climate crisis, but verified and certified projects can support a quick transition towards a clime-smart society.

Agenda 2030

Agenda 2030 – the 17 UN Global Sustainable Development Goals – was approved in 2015 by most world leaders, with the aim to contribute to a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable development. GBGT Box contributes to these goals to a varying extent. It’s our ambition to pursue a sustainability agenda that creates value for all stake holders and thereby also supports the goals of Agenda 2030.

Here are the ten goals that we have identified as the most essential to GBGT Box’s sustainability work.

Key figures and targets

2021 2020 2019
Share, renewable power 100% 100% 100%
CO2 eq/t 1337 2358 3214

All our production facilities are supplied with 100% renewable electricity, from own wind turbines, with a guarantee of origin.

Our objectives for 2025 are:

  1. 50% less direct CO2 emissions compared to 2019
  2. Total phase-out of fossil fuels in our production facilities

Calculate the packaging’s climate footprint

GBGT Box is certified according to ClimatCalc. This means that we keep track of and can report the annual carbon footprint of our company (raw materials, chemicals, electricity, heat, and freight).

ClimateCalc is also designed to provide accurate information on the climate impact of each individual packaging from a life cycle perspective. This means that we can help you make a prioritized effort to minimize the climate impact.

To calculate the climate impact of a specific packaging, data on the exact raw materials and freight are calculated together with data on our company GBGT Box.

If you would like more information about ClimateCalc, please get in touch with your GBGT Box contact person or read more here.

Our certifications

ISO 9001 General quality certification to verify that processes are in place for constant development of quality improvement

ISO 14001 Environmental certification to confirm that routines and processes are in place for reducing the company’s environmental impact

FSC® (FSC C021184) Forest Stewardship Council® – a certification to show that forestry products can be traced back to environmental, socially, and economically responsible forestry

ClimateCalc is a tool for certified users to calculate the carbon footprint of the company and its products. CC-000106/SE.

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