Constantia’s climate crusade earns it a place on the ‘A List’

Austrian converter Constantia Flexibles has been named on the CDP’s  ‘A List’ for climate change, based on the way that it reports on its performance in regards to raw materials, emissions, energy and waste.

The accolade is in response to Constantia’s submitted data for 2019 and its actions to reduce emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.

CDP uses an independent methodology to assess companies, allocating a score of A to D based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

“After improving our score continuously over the past years, we are proud that we are included in CDP’s A List for the first time,” commented Thomas Greigeritsch, vice president of group sustainability at Constantia Flexibles.

The company has committed to reduce absolute GHG emissions by 24 per cent by 2030 and 49 per cent by 2050 from a 2015 base-year.

Constantia said that it also seeks collaboration along the value chain to further reduce up- and downstream environmental impacts.

179 companies made the CDP ‘A List’ this year including Coca-Cola European Partners, Coca-Cola HBC, Danone, Enel SpA, L’Oreal and Nestlé.