Frischpack aims for carbon neutrality
Frischpack of Germany has been working on reducing its carbon footprint at the Mailling site for years, and is now working in a climate-neutral manner.
“We have systematically integrated the topic of sustainability into our business strategy and align our actions accordingly. We are now compensating for the remaining amount of carbon emissions by promoting meaningful climate projects,” explains Marian Heinz, chairman of the board of management.
Together with ClimatePartner, a certified partner in the field of climate neutrality, Frischpack has selected four projects. Two of the selected projects are certified according to international standards: the Forest Conservation on the Amazon project achieves a verified carbon standard, while the Wind Energy in the Philippines even meets the gold standard category.
In addition, the topic of plastic is important. For this reason, the company combined two climate projects with one more. The Plant Trees in Germany initiative promotes the afforestation of mixed forests in Germany. Frischpack plants a new tree in German forests for every ton of carbon compensated for in the Amazon, for a total of 300 trees per year.
In the Stopping the Plastic Flood project, Frischpack provides social recycling for ten kilograms of plastic waste, with every ton of carbon compensated for by wind power in the Philippines. A total of 3,000 kilograms is collected every year. The project supports garbage collectors in Haiti, Indonesia and the Philippines. They can exchange the collected plastic waste in local plastic bank collection points for money, food, drinking water, cell phone credit, cooking oil or even school fees.
One of the reasons, why the wind power project in the Philippines was chosen, is because Frischpack also relies on renewable energy in Mailling. In particular, the purchase of low-emission, regenerative green electricity, in addition to an efficient energy and environmental management system, has ensured that the company has been able to reduce its carbon footprint by more than half since 2013, and by 64% per ton of product.
Since last year, self-generated electricity has also been generated in Mailling using a photovoltaic system.