Metsä Board is delighted to announce the startup of its new extrusion coating line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The new state-of the-art coating line has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes and represented an investment of EUR 38 million. At the same site Metsä Board operates a 270,000 tonnes efficient linerboard machine and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production at the beginning of 2016 with yearly capacity of 400,000 tonnes. The new extrusion coating line is now producing first orders and it will serve the global food service market and offer improved availability and competitive products. Metsä Board’s PE coated paperboards respond to the tight requirements of the food service market by providing product safety, purity and protection. The paperboards are made of pure and renewable fresh fibres and are a preferred alternative to plastics for cups, plates and other takeaway packaging as well as for frozen food packaging. click Read More below for additional detail
Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating by EcoVadis, a leading evaluator of global supply chains, for the fifth successive year.
The packaging leader scored highly in a range of criteria across environment, labour practices and human rights, sustainable procurement and fair business practices.
EcoVadis provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains in companies such as Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé and ING Bank.
This achievement follows on from Smurfit Kappa announcing earlier this year that it had met, and in some cases exceeded, its previous sustainability goals in the areas of people, climate change and water with the last two goals achieved three years ahead of their 2020 deadline. This led to Smurfit Kappa recently launching a new set of sustainability goals.
Smurfit Kappa CEO of Europe Saverio Mayer said: “At Smurfit Kappa, we have a long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility so we are delighted to have been recognised with the EcoVadis gold rating for the fifth year in a row.
“Our customers can rest assured that with Smurfit Kappa, they benefit from a completely transparent and sustainable supply chain and a responsible business partner.”
The EcoVadis methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries and 21 CSR indicators.