DS Smith Group reduces greenhouse emissions by 3.8% according to Sustainability Review released today

DS Smith Group today released its second annual sustainability review entitled 'Balancing Sustainability'. Amongst the highlights is a 3.8% reduction in year-on-year greenhouse gas emissions across the Group.

The impressive results come halfway through a ten year process designed to deliver a 20% reduction in the following areas:

  • CO2 emissions from fossil fuels
  • Water usage in paper mills
  • Waste to landfill
 “Our success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the result of numerous initiatives in the last few years to upgrade our energy generation and energy efficiency capabilities,”

said Mark Greenwood, DS Smith Group Health, Safety and Environment Director.

“Installing an efficient power generation base required a significant investment and shows our determination to be an environmental leader in the packaging world.”

This review is one of the ways in which DS Smith describes its performance and positions to the many diverse stakeholders within the Supply Cycle. It is intended to encourage engagement and debate, to stimulate innovation and to aid in the prioritisation of activities in the sphere of Corporate Social Responsibility to align more closely with our stakeholders. 

The review provides a comprehensive description of the governance of sustainability issues within DS Smith, and how continued progress towards environmental targets has been achieved. It describes in detail how strategy is evaluated for each of our environmental, social and economic objectives. It incorporates includes data covering the period of the calendar year from January to December 2014.