Quadpack’s wood components factory takes an important step towards carbon neutrality with the inauguration of a new biomass production unit.
Based in Torelló, Spain, Quadpack Wood will now use its own wood scraps to generate energy for its dryers, heating and air conditioning, thereby eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
“By investing in sustainable manufacturing, global beauty packaging provider Quadpack aims to have a positive impact on society and the environment,” said the company in a statement. “Quadpack’s sustainability strategy encompasses not only its products and people, but also its processes, and the biomass plant is the result of a long-term project to cut carbon emissions at the factory. After a EUR 2 million investment and nine months of building works, the new installation puts Quadpack Wood at the forefront of innovative and sustainable manufacturing.” The group’s combined efforts in sustainability have won it a Silver Medal from EcoVadis.
In 2016, a state-of-the-art regenerative thermal oxidiser was installed in the factory to process and eliminate volatile organic component emissions, exceeding environmental regulations. In 2017, the factory started using electricity from renewable sources – a successful initiative that has since been implemented at all Quadpack manufacturing sites.
All the raw materials used by Quadpack Wood are sourced from sustainably-managed forests, mostly in Europe, to ensure a transparent chain of custody. In this area, Quadpack Wood is certified by both the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). Plans for the future go even further - such as increasing renewable energy sourcing by investing in solar panels.