Board Converting News, June 14, 2021

DS Smith Announces Commitment To Net Zero Emissions By 2050 Atlanta, Georgia based DS Smith last week announced a series of ambitious climate targets, including a sci- ence-based target to achieve a 40 percent reduction of CO2 emissions per ton of product by 2030, compared to 2019 levels, and a commitment to reach net zero emis- sions by 2050. These targets will be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, in line with the goals of the Paris Agree- ment. To further underline the company’s ambition and commitment, DS Smith also announced its membership in the UN’s Race to Zero. To achieve these targets, it will further adopt a number of engineering solutions, including using local biomass and biogas, and renewable electricity like wind and solar. In 2017, DS Smith announced its target to reduce car- bon emissions per ton of product by 30 percent by 2030, against a 2015 baseline. As part of a coordinated effort across its over 250 sites globally, it has achieved a 23 per- cent reduction by the end of 2020, placing it well ahead of its plans. DS Smith has achieved this by investing in ground- breaking technology, including waste-to-energy solutions, state-of-the-art combined heat and power facilities, and equipment upgrades from new boilers and LED lighting. It has also increased its use of renewable fuel sources, such as biogas and biomass, and improved its energy usage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It is widely recognized that paper and packaging is one of the hardest sectors to de-carbonize, but we are commit- ted to playing our part by taking action on the path to Net Zero with a clear plan and roadmap,” said Miles Roberts, Group Chief Executive of DS Smith. We make sustainable packaging that is fiber-based and fully recyclable and be- lieve that through leadership in the circular economy and climate action, we are positioned to have a real impact in helping to reduce the rise in global temperatures.” “We’ve already made good progress in reducing our carbon as part of our long-term sustainability focus, but we know we need to do much more,” Roberts said. That’s why today we are not only setting ambitious climate tar- gets for ourselves; but strengthening our commitment to delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society. I am incredibly proud of all of our people for making this happen.” In addition to its climate action commitment, DS Smith recently announced its $140m R&D and innovation pack- age to accelerate its work in the circular economy. The new investment underpins DS Smith’s new circular econo- my led sustainability strategy, Now and Next, which pledg- es to manufacture 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2023 and to take a billion pieces of problem plastics off store shelves by 2025. Visit for more information.


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