Innovative technologies, processes and products have enabled the company to reduce CO² emissions. It’s also helping customers realise similar results.
The latest carbon impact study (2012) from PROCAP shows that the company has achieved an impressive 15% reduction in carbon equivalent from the transformation of resin into products since 2008. PROCAP has witnessed significant economic growth during this timeframe; however, this has not been mirrored by an increase in CO² emissions. Between 2008 and 2012, PROCAP increased sales from 4.8 to 6.4 billion caps. Despite this rise in production, its CO² footprint remained stable.
With the aim to ensure all sites were ISO 14001 certified, PROCAP first evaluated its environmental impact as a Group in 2008. Three main areas were identified where savings could be made: energy consumption, final waste and plastic scraps. These have been the principal points of focus.
PROCAP’s efforts in this area are ongoing and it expects to be able to report further reductions in the future.