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BillerudKornsäs Offers Unique Insights on Packaging Sustainability
BillerudKornsäs Offers Unique Insights on Packaging Sustainability

22 hours ago - As consumers look to brands to lead the way in packaging sustainability, brands can choose responsibly sourced, light and easy-to-recycle packaging solutions to get there.

Paper Battery from BillerudKorsnäs, Uppsala Paving Way for Energy Storage in Packaging
Paper Battery from BillerudKorsnäs, Uppsala Paving Way for Energy Storage in Packaging

5 months ago - Swedish sustainable packaging giant BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have partnered to bring paper batteries to life. Together, they have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fiber that BillerudKorsnäs often uses to manufacture its packaging material — furthering development for both inexpensive and eco-friendly batteries. The long-term aim is to enable large-scale production and the future use of paper batteries for applications in areas such as smart packaging.

BillerudKorsnäs joins fight against ocean litter, announces U.S. events
BillerudKorsnäs joins fight against ocean litter, announces U.S. events

7 months ago - BillerudKorsnäs, a sustainability leader in the global packaging industry and provider of packaging solutions, is encouraging action against ocean litter in a series of just-announced U.S. events, in theme with this year's World Oceans Day. The Swedish company has outlined an ambitious mission to challenge conventional packaging and bring more sustainable practices to the industry. "Between the growing chorus from consumers to address single-use packaging waste to reports from ocean researchers on declining ocean health, the problem of ocean litter has reached critical awareness," said Peter Malmqvist, BillerudKorsnäs Marketing Director, Americas. "What we need now is collaboration for sustainable development."

BillerudKorsnäs adopts science based climate impact targets
BillerudKorsnäs adopts science based climate impact targets

9 months ago - Already today BillerudKorsnäs is largely fossil-free with 97.5 percent biofuels used in the own operation. In order to further contribute to reducing climate change, BillerudKorsnäs has adopted new climate targets for 2030 and 2050, which now has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The approved targets, which are in line with what is required for global warming not to exceed two degrees, are to: 1. by 2030 reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions from own operations and indirect emissions from purchased energy by at least 59 percent compared to 2016 levels. By 2050, the corresponding emissions should be at least 74 percent lower.

Trending: £25M Investment Scheme, Climate-Positive Sack Will Reduce Packaging Waste
Trending: £25M Investment Scheme, Climate-Positive Sack Will Reduce Packaging Waste

9 months ago - Plastics and packaging are ubiquitous and leading to major problems both for waste management and ocean pollution. While many companies are committing to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics, there is still a lot of work to do on all fronts.

New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent
New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent

9 months ago - IVL Swedish Environment Research has analysed the environmental impact of ten products from BillerudKorsnäs. The findings reveal that emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen by between 5 and 19 percent since the previous analysis in 2012. The products that have been examined are BillerudKorsnäs Artisan, Carry, Decor, Design, Flute®, Light, Liquid FC, Liquid LC, Supreme and White, and the results demonstrate that the company has succeeded in cutting the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 5–19 percent* since 2012. The majority of the reduction is attributable to cuts in the consumption of fossil fuels.

New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador
New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador

11 months ago - BillerudKorsnäs’ mission, to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future, is based on the fact that innovative and sustainable packaging solutions have an important role to play in delivering solutions to some of the global challenges that we all face today. Through the communication concept “What If?”, classic product positioning is replaced with open questions that invite reflection and dialogue.

BillerudKorsnäs further improves in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index 2017
BillerudKorsnäs further improves in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index 2017

1 year ago - BillerudKorsnäs is since 2011 a participant in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) and has during this period demonstrated transparency and continuous improvement. This year, in the product category Packaging, 73.9 percent (70,6)* was achieved, an improvement of 3.3 percentage points. In the subcategories Responsible Fibre Sourcing and Clean Manufacturing, 74 percent (69) respectively 70 percent (65) were achieved, corresponding to an improvement of five percentage points each. As in the 2015 index, BillerudKorsnäs scores high in terms of transparency with 78 percent (78) in the subcategory Reporting & EMS.

EcoVadis awards BillerudKorsnäs highest rating for sustainability
EcoVadis awards BillerudKorsnäs highest rating for sustainability

1 year ago - EcoVadis is the leading system for evaluating suppliers' environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors. Multinational brands with high ethical ambitions use the system to evaluate their supply chains in turn. This year’s evaluation shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the very best of all companies in the same industry and is also in the top percentage rank among all companies assessed, regardless of industry. It also shows that BillerudKorsnäs improved even more this year.

BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers
BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers

1 year ago - More and more customers are asking BillerudKorsnäs to report on ethics with regard to Employment Conditions, Occupational Health and Safety, Business Ethics and the Environment. By accessing information from us, they can ensure and demonstrate that they are working to high ethical standards in all areas of their respective supply chains.

BillerudKorsnäs Ranked At The Top In Sustainability On The Stockholm Stock Exchange
BillerudKorsnäs Ranked At The Top In Sustainability On The Stockholm Stock Exchange

1 year ago - The Stockholm School of Economics’ “Walking the talk?” study, which is being conducted for the second time this year, focuses on comparing what companies announce they are going to do in the area of sustainability with the reports about what they have actually done. Only information published on company websites, as well as in their sustainability and annual reports, forms the basis for the assessment. BillerudKorsnäs has improved considerably compared to the overall assessment in 2015, both regarding the description of the company’s ambitions and the reporting of its accomplishments. As a result, BillerudKorsnäs is among the best companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange’s NASDAQ OMX Large Cap Index.

BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future
BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future

1 year ago - Packaging has widely been recognized as a pathway to a sustainable future, but opinions around the critical actions needed to deliver circular outcomes in urban areas, particularly megacities (a metropolitan area with a total population over 10 million people), such as management of recycling, littering, waste and support for sustainable behavior and education, largely differ.

BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World
BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World

1 year ago - Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index covers the leading 20 percent of the largest European companies in terms of sustainability. Dow Jones World Index includes equivalent leading 10 percent of the companies worldwide. The fact that BillerudKorsnäs now is included in the World Index and once again named sustainability leader in it’s category is particular due to its performance within risk and crisis management, climate strategy and labor practice indicators.

BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017
BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017

1 year ago - Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs’ collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging has won the 2017 Sustainability Awards in the Bio-Based Packaging category. The international jury recognized Sealed Paper Packaging specifically for its unique combination of mono-material Axello® paper from BillerudKorsnäs and the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology, which together enable the production of 100 percent dust-tight yet fully recyclable packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains and flour. Launched in June 2016, the solution is currently available on vertical form-fill-seal as well as mandrel wheel machines, providing an attractive alternative to the traditional paper bags in this segment.

Trending: BillerudKorsnäs, Kotkamills Innovations Make Scandinavia Hotbed of Food Packaging Revolution
Trending: BillerudKorsnäs, Kotkamills Innovations Make Scandinavia Hotbed of Food Packaging Revolution

1 year ago - Packaging remains a significant challenge for companies aiming to reduce the environmental footprint of their operations, but two new packaging innovations from industry giants in Scandinavia may be the solution. First, BillerudKorsnäs and Bosch Packaging Technology have scored a 2017 Sustainability Award in the Bio-Based Packaging category for their new Sealed Paper Packaging.

The Aim is Set on Paper Batteries in Collaboration Between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University
The Aim is Set on Paper Batteries in Collaboration Between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University

1 year ago - BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university have initiated a multi-annual collaboration to develop paper-based electrode materials. Based on achievements at Uppsala university in combination with BillerudKorsnäs competence in industrial production and packaging development, the future's sustainable fiber-based packaging will be explored. The co-operation, which lasts three years, has been agreed between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university Holding and aims to further develop research knowledge from Uppsala university to create energy storage in fiber structures by coating cellulosic fibers with electrically conductive polymers.

BillerudKorsnas Recognised as Gold Class
BillerudKorsnas Recognised as Gold Class

1 year ago - BillerudKorsnas has announced that it has received Gold Class and Industry Mover Sustainability Awards 2017, according to RobeccoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The winner of the Gold Class award ranks in the highest 1% in the actual industry, in this case the Containers and Packaging industry. The Industry Mover award recognises that BillerudKorsnas has achieved the largest proportional improvement compared to the previous year.

Trending: Fetzer, BillerudKorsnäs, Intel Tap into IoT to Optimize Operations
Trending: Fetzer, BillerudKorsnäs, Intel Tap into IoT to Optimize Operations

2 years ago - Despite the hype around Internet of Things (IoT), it’s helping more and more brands streamline operations and meet ambitious sustainability goals. First, Fetzer Vineyards, a leader in regenerative winegrowing, is slated to meet its 2020 water efficiency goals two years ahead of time thanks to a new water metering technology by APANA, Inc. that will allow the vineyard to intensify its water conservation efforts.

#BusinessCase: Transition to Low-Carbon Economy Can Bring Big Returns, But Many Still Lag
#BusinessCase: Transition to Low-Carbon Economy Can Bring Big Returns, But Many Still Lag

2 years ago - According to new analysis by CDP, while global corporations have begun the transition to a low-carbon economy and some are already capitalizing on the opportunities this affords, a large number still risk being left behind through lack of long-term planning and inertia.

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