Elopak is the first packaging company to become a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project’s supply chain program, an international system for tracking carbon emissions performance.

The CDP has assembled the world's largest database of corporate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change information with some 2,500 companies globally now reporting. CDP facilitates the collection of climate change data within investment portfolios - representing some 534 global institutional investors with a combined $64 trillion in assets under management - and through corporate and public sector supply chains.

Elopak reported into the CDP supply chain program in 2009 at the request of a global customer and scored in the first quartile of 700 suppliers. It has now become a member to measure climate change impact and risk throughout its own supply chain on a regular basis.

"The CDP puts the risk of climate change and how we behave to combat it at the center of our global business strategy," said Sveinar Kildal, environmental director for Elopack. "We will collect data from all our suppliers who have been asked to open their books to us on sustainability. This will provide a complete and visible data source within our entire supply chain right back to the forest. CDP membership is a proactive move to give transparency throughout our value chain, enabling us to lower our environmental impact on this planet."

“The CDP supply chain program brings together the huge purchasing power of global corporations to provide a standard reporting model for suppliers to advance carbon disclosure in the supply chain,” said Frances Way, head of CDP supply chain. “Packaging companies have the potential to be part of the solution as we move towards a low-carbon economy. CDP is delighted that Elopak realized the benefits of reporting on climate change last year and is now encouraging suppliers to do the same.”

About Elopak
Elopak is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging systems for still-liquid food products. Its Pure-Pak gable-top carton system is used around the world for dairy, juice, wine, water and soups. In 2009, the company, including joint ventures, employed about 3,000 people, had a turnover of EURO 734 million and produced 12.4 billion cartons. With organizations and associates in more than 40 countries and customers in more than 100, the Elopak Group seeks to bring its international expertise and product technology to new markets. Go to www.elopak.com for more information.

About the Carbon Disclosure Project [CDP]
CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. Thousands of organizations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies through CDP. This information is then put at the heart of financial and policy decision making. For more information, go to www.cdproject.net.

Keith Langham
Brewer Associates Marketing Communications