Kartonsan Sustainability Approach
Sustainability has a very important role in identifying Kartonsan’s strategy and corporate targets.
As a core value in shaping Kartonsan’s strategy and corporate targets, sustainability is also considered together with the economic growth and the ecological balance.
Modelling paper and cardboard producers at global scope that are focused on the use of waste paper for production and on developing sustainable forest projects, Kartonsan has determined its core and constant targets as using the maximum amount of waste paper in producing coated cardboard and minimizing the negative effects of its production cycle on the environment.
Kartonsan’s outstanding sustainability activities
- Kartonsan is committed to working in line with legislation and ensures,the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System,the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System.
- The usage rate of waste paper in Kartonsan is exceeding the average use in Europe.
- Kartonsan supports work and activities which are aimed at the protection and development of forested land and attaches importance to the effective use of forestry resources in line with the FSC®-CoC certification.
- Within the scope of sustainability, Kartonsan continues to work in cooperation with suppliers, municipalities and waste paper collection organizations.
- With the completion of the new investment in its wastewater treatment facility,Kartonsan started using the MBR (Membrane Biological Reactor) system in 2015, which allows approximately 3,200 m3 of the wastewater to be reused every day.
- In line with its action plan presented in 2014 within the scope of the regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions, Kartonsan continues its monitoring and follow-up activities.
- Kartonsan products are also certified by ISEGA Food Contact Certificate for compliance their use in packaging which comes in direct contact with dry food.
Kartonsan will continue to achieve maximum recycling rates with systematic work and by decreasing the consumption of natural resources as well as by using recycled materials at a maximum rate in the coming years, as it has in the past.