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DS Smith Switches To Green Energy In Croatia

Packaging firm DS Smith has announced that all its production sites in Croatia switched to green electricity as of 1 October 2020.

Apart from emission reduction, the move will help the company improve its energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable energy sources.

General manager of DS Smith's packaging division in Croatia, Ana Soldo, said, "One of our main goals at DS Smith is to be a leader in sustainability.

"Sustainable energy sources play an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which is why choosing ZelEn products is logical, socially responsible and good for the environment."

Green energy is a subset of renewable energy produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact small hydroelectric sources.

Carbon Emissions

DS Smith has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 against a 2015 baseline as part of its Now and Next Sustainability Strategy.

Soldo added, "DS Smith is a global leader in recycling, but also in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, taking care to use products and raw materials in production in a socially responsible manner.

"Every day, with our packaging solutions, we strive to reduce the number of trucks and the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Increasing energy efficiency and greater use of energy from renewable sources is our additional contribution to socially responsible behaviour and a better future."

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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