Premier Packaging has announced its target to achieve net zero carbon across its operations by 2040.
The company has signed The Climate Pledge, a cross-sector community of organisations, businesses, individuals and partners targeting net zero carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the Paris climate agreement.
Signatories commit to three areas of action: measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions on a regulator basis; implementing decarbonisation strategies through innovations including efficiency improvements, renewable energy and materials reduction; and neutralising any remaining emissions with quantifiable, real and permanent offsets to achieve the net zero goal.
Premier Packaging already works with customers through its Design Lab to right-size packages, reducing materials in both packaging and void fill and increasing the amount of packages shipped per truck, which leads to lesser carbon emissions.
Owner John Gaynor said: “By signing The Climate Pledge, we are committing to aggressive action in decreasing our greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero carbon.
“We are already working with a sustainable material, corrugated and utilising such energy-saving measures as electric forklifts and LED lighting. Tracking our GHG emissions will help us determine strategies to reduce and then eliminate them, making all of our operations climate-friendly.”