Zarnesti mill receives Sustainability and Environment Award

DS Smith‘s Paper Mill in Zarnesti won the Sustainability and Environment category at the British – Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) Awards Gala, held at the end of January.

The event, which ran on the occasion of BRCC’s 25th anniversary, acknowledged champions in business, NGOs and Education, all which delivered impressive results in 2022. Along with the Sustainability and Environment Award, DS Smith were also shortlisted in the Community Impact (CSR) category.

The purpose of the Sustainability and Environment Award was to highlight a company who is championing sustainability and inspiring new ideas and positive change, along with a clear commitment to long-term impact, leading the organisation towards a more sustainable future. DS Smith’s Paper Mill application was built around the €11m investment in technology – including a new WWTP – a project which is expected to be completed this year. Once operational, the new pieces of equipment and infrastructure will further optimise the mill’s efficiency, will increase the paper making capacity and create the premises for successful development in the long run.

Marius Juncanariu, General Manager, DS Smith Zarnesti, said, “Through hard work, resources and responsibility, we are turning our company wide ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050 a reality. We are honoured to receive this recognition from BRCC and we look forward to a long-term partnership with the local community and the business environment.”


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