Saica Group receives the Lean & Green Star Award

Ramón Alejandro recoje premio
Zaragoza, Spain, 17 Dec 2020

•  The European award recognises companies that achieve at least a 20% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions released in their logistics chain.

•  Saica Group has reduced its CO2 emissions in the last 5 years by more than 22.000 tons

Saica Goup, one of the leading companies in the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, has been awarded with the Lean & Green star. This award, that is part of the European Lean & Green initiative, is coordinated in Spain by the Association of Manufacturers and Distributors, AECOC. The award recognises companies that reduce the CO2 emissions of their supply chains by at least 20%.

The reduction of the CO2 emissions has been achieved by implementing an ambitious action plan in the period 2015-2019. This plan included measures such as improved transport planning, the reduction of the average distance, the use of more efficient vehicles and a commitment to sustainable means of transport. In addition, important investments have been made to promote energy efficiency and digitalisation, such as the creation of the automatic warehouse at El Burgo de Ebro plant. 

These actions have guaranteed the desired reduction of emissions by more than 22,000 tons, an achievement that has been audited by EY (Ernst & Young).

Ramón Alejandro, President of the Saica Group, has claimed that the award is “the recognition of the immense work that our employees, suppliers and clients carry out every day to move forwards in the reduction of our environmental impact". In addition, he wanted to emphasise that this award represents an impulse to continue evolving towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly business model. "At Saica we defend sustainability as a key and transversal factor in all our activities. This is the only way to continue progressing and building an efficient, innovative and long-lasting industry together" stated Ramón Alejandro.

The reduction of greenhouse gases is one of the many actions of the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability.  The commitment to achieve a cleaner economic models is embodied in three of the company's objectives: Decarbonisation, Recyclability of its products and Zero waste to landfill.

About Saica Group

Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3.2 million tons of recycled paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.

Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.832 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.19).

About Lean & Green

Lean & Green is a European initiative that helps organisations to achieve a greater sustainability development in their logistics processes, through collaboration between members of the supply chain. In Spain, AECOC, the Association of Manufacturers and Consumers, is in charge of promoting and managing the initiative, in line with the objective achieved at the Paris Summit (achieving carbon neutrality by 2050).


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