Climate protection

Mayr-Melnhof Karton proactively supports measures for the sustained protection of the environment. Investment in programmes for raising efficiency has significantly reduced emissions. The implementation of further projects is ongoing.

Exhaust emissions

The manufacturing processes for cartonboard do not generate exhaust emissions that impact the environment. Emissions are primarily generated during the combustion of fossil fuels for energy production. Those emissions that do occur are monitored in line with legal regulations, and these emissions lie clearly below the corresponding threshold values.

Direct exhaust emissions from cartonboard manufacturing machines consist primarily of water vapour. MM Karton endeavours to utilise state-of-the-art technology for the continued minimisation of exhaust emissions. Energy consumption in the production process is evaluated continuously for this purpose.

Emissions certificates

The system for trading emissions certificates was established in the European Union in the year 2005, with the objective of significantly reducing the emission of the climatically-relevant CO2 gas volumes. Companies that are not able to achieve the target objectives of the issued emissions certificate must purchase additional certificates.

As of 31 December 2010, all of the emissions of the Group during the preceding period were covered by emissions certificates. Emissions certificates for the periods to 2012 have already been issued. While these certificates are for a reduced volume of emissions, they will nevertheless cover our requirements.

A positive equilibrium for the environment