Our planet provides us with all the resources people use, consume, and waste in our products every day. Maintaining the planet is about retaining the possibility for humans to live and prosper.
In August 2021, IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) yet again confirmed that climate changes are real and man-made, and there is an urgent need to stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Further, the climate conference in Glasgow highlighted the need for speed in limiting global warming and phasing down and out the use of inefficient fossil energy.
In the EU, the Fit for 55 package was presented in July 2021, stipulating how to deliver the 2030 climate target of reducing net GHG emissions by at least 55%, compared to 1990 levels. This target became legally binding in the European Climate Law in May 2021. The blueprint for the European Union’s modern climate and decarbonization agenda was established in the 2019 European Green Deal, with the goal of being net-zero by 2050.
Addressing systematic and monumental challenges such as climate change requires unprecedented collaboration: stakeholders must work together to ensure policies, investments, and knowledge are in place to drive the sustainability transformation in time while ensuring prosperity.
Renata Braga Neperus, Senior Manager Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs
Designed by Azote for Stockholm Resilience Centre, based on analysis in Persson et al 2022 and Steffen et al 2015
According to a publication from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, human activity is pushing our planet close to its boundaries in several areas. Transgressing planetary boundaries increases the risk of having a less hospitable planet in the upcoming decades. They have defined nine planetary boundaries, and we have exceeded the safe operating space for five of them.
Staying in balance with the planet and its resources is important for all human beings, and businesses can, and should, make responsible choices to guide the population in the right direction. In this chapter, we will describe how Elopak works within the identified material topics/ relevant areas for our company.
Renewability and recycled content
Renewability is important to Elopak because we are an inherent part of this world, and we have a responsibility to maintain the scarce resources of our planet.Read more
Certification of raw materials
Some of our planet’s resources are at risk of exhaustion, and responsible consumption of these is crucial. Being part of a larger value chain, Elopak needs to ensure responsible sourcing of raw materials through our supply chain, and a good way to do this is through certification schemes.Read more
The emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has many negative effects, the most prevalent being global warming. The average temperature on the planet’s surface has increased by xx since pre-industrial times.Read more
Recyclability and recycling
Elopak’s products have been recyclable for decades, but we know that is not enough. Knowing that recycling needs an efficient infrastructure, we continue to drive the recycling agenda forward year by year.Read more