Performa Light CarbonZero is a carbon neutral, renewable and recyclable cartonboard offering that helps Stora Enso’s customers to achieve carbon-related sustainability targets and show concrete and measurable actions on climate change through their packaging.
It is produced at Stora Enso’s Fors site in Sweden, which is fossil carbon emission-free in its electricity and steam production and from the beginning of 2022 also in internal logistics. This is a result of continuous work and investments in improving the operations. The production is therefore already low on greenhouse gas emissions. To make Performa Light CarbonZero carbon neutral, the currently unavoidable emissions originating from raw material production are compensated with a well-established offsetting service provided by external partner South Pole.
“Since sustainability is more and more a deciding factor in consumer purchases, we expect the demand for carbon neutral products to grow in the future. Carbon neutral Performa Light CarbonZero will help our customers to have a smaller climate impact and to differentiate on the market through their packaging,” says Dmitry Panfilov, VP, Head of Business Line FBB and SBS.
“Our priority is always to reduce fossil emissions in our operations and value chain as much as we can, and our goal is to eventually offer carbon neutral products without offsetting. However, some emissions are still currently unavoidable, which is why we use carbon offsetting to be able to offer carbon neutral packaging material already now,” says Kristiina Veitola, VP, Sustainability, Packaging Materials division.
In addition to carbon neutrality, Performa Light CarbonZero is ideal for folding cartons for chocolate and confectionery, cosmetics and beauty care, healthcare and other premium packaging. The quality of Performa Light will make it attractive for premium brands.