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CARTONDRUCK offers climate neutral folding boxes worldwide

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

CARTONDRUCK is the world's first folding box manufacturer to offer its customers climate neutral production at all of its locations. In doing so, the amount of CO2 emitted during the folding box production is calculated and offset by making investments in a certified climate protection project. In cooperation with the climate consultancy ClimatePartner, this service is offered at CARTONDRUCK's three locations in Germany, the USA and Poland.
The calculation of CO2 emissions emitted during box production is based on the company's specific carbon footprint, which ClimatePartner calculated for each of CARTONDRUCK's international locations. Using this as the basis, emissions calculators were designed that are tailored to the data of each respective location and are directly implemented into order calculation software. This integration into the management information system (MIS) makes it possible for CARTONDRUCK to not only name the price on each folding box, but also to assess automatically the carbon footprint produced. Customers can decide for each order on whether the carbon emission volume yielded should be offset by supporting certified climate protection projects in order to produce climate neutral folding boxes.
The production of climate neutral folding boxes represents a fundamental component to the company's general sustainability philosophy. Additionally, CARTONDRUCK has FSC certification for all its business locations as well as ISO 14001 environmental management certification. As a family business, CARTONDRUCK has always recognized a general responsibility toward employees, the environment, as well as, of course, economic responsibility. Since its foundation, the folding box manufacturer has continuously invested in environment protection, applying it as a binding company objective in all business processes.
Marc Prior, General Manager at CD CARTONDRUCK USA, Inc., said: "CARTONDRUCK offers its customers the possibility of producing their printed matter in a climate neutral manner. We hope to support our customers not only with the most modern technology and environment-friendly materials, but also to help them to participate in climate protection. That's why we've made the decision to work together with ClimatePartner".
"With the decisions we make today, we are assuming a great responsibility toward upcoming generations. This is why, in all our decisions, we place emphasis on accounting for the effects our business actions will have on humanity, society and the environment. There is growing discussion among our customers and in society on the topic of climate protection, and thus our customers consequently and logically make careful considerations about packaging. Our folding boxes made from cardboard are already fundamentally optimized to be environment-friendly packaging and marketing instruments - climate neutral printing further optimizes that," explains Steffen Schnizer, Member of the Board of Directors at CD CARTONDRUCK AG.
"The cooperation with CARTONDRUCK is a significant milestone for us. We are working together with consistency at all locations to avoid, reduce and then, as a final step, offset carbon emissions. In doing so, CARTONDRUCK has become a pioneer in voluntary climate protection," emphasizes Moritz Lehmkuhl, founder and CEO of ClimatePartner.


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