Here you can find an overview and explanation of changes in data published in our 2020 report.
Employability – Training and development
In the calculation of training hours, Elopak has updated its methodology to include more training. This led to an increase in the average number of hours of training per employee for 2020. It was published as 2,6 hours but was afterward calculated as 2,8 hours.
Elopak has previously reported on sales of FSC™ certified cartons for our global operations, including joint ventures. In 2021 we changed this to be in line with the scope of the rest of the report, which is based on operational control approach and hence not including joint ventures. For consistency, the data including joint ventures is provided in the data tables. The reported number for 2020 was 54%. However, verifying the data, considering the decimal points, the correct number should be 55%.
The above change also affects the total % of certified materials purchased reported in 2020.
Net-zero – scope 3
During 2021, Elopak did a rebaseline of the SBTs to set near-term targets, choosing to increase the ambition for scope 3 reductions. The new calculated 2020 numbers differ slightly from the 2020 reported data for category 1 due to the inclusion of waste volumes in the raw materials category, as well as a correction of production emissions also included in raw materials (hence a double-counting).
For the transport categories (4 and 9), we have reclassified inbound and outbound transport to be in line with the GHG protocol, whereas we previously classified this from a supply chain point of view.
Within categories 11 and 13, we have improved the methodology for filling machines which lead to some changes.
This means that the scope 3 data is not fully comparable to 2017 data (previous baseline) nor the 2020 reported data.
The reported recycling rate for Canada in 2020 was 61 %. However, due to a revision in the reporting methodology in one province, this was later corrected to 56 %.
*The Forest Stewardship Council™(FSC™). FSC™ C081801. Look for FSC certified products – the mark of responsible forestry. www.fsc.org
% FSC certified cartons sold, incl. JVs
% purchased from certified sources (by weight)
Net zero – Scope 3
Category 1: Purchased goods and services (tonnes CO2e)
Category 4: Upstream transportation and distribution
Category 9: Downstream transportation and distributionPlaceholder
Category 11: Use of sold products
Category 13: Downstream leased assets
Scope 3 total
Recycling rate Canada (%)