A carbon neutral plant

An Italian manufacturer of cardboard packaging, Innova Group, reiterates its commitment to sustainability year by year by verifying, quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of its CO₂ balance, or the Corporate Carbon Footprint. The Carbon Footprint is a "snapshot" of the direct and indirect emissions of an organization that makes it possible to identify the nature of emissions and the areas in which improvement actions can be implemented. The company’s goal for the coming years is to become carbon neutral. To achieve this ambitious target, Innova has planned an accurate and rational roadmap of investments aimed at decarbonisation.

The next step towards the carbon neutrality of production processes involves the Fontanella plant (near Bergamo), which has already been equipped with a photovoltaic system and manages to self-produce about 30-40% of the energy it needs. In the early months of 2023, the COshare not yet avoided at this plant will be voluntarily compensated with certified carbon credits for direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 e Scope 2).

The new Borgo San Giacomo plant (near Brescia) will adopt the same approach, and in 2023 it will be equipped with a large photovoltaic system capable of self-producing green electricity covering 90% of the plant’s total power requirement, thus reaching the same results as the Fontanella plant in 2024.

Innova Group's commitment for the future is to continue to contribute to the "global goal of zero emissions", investing in the ecological transition and extending the "zero emissions" goal to the entire organization, including Scope 3 emissions, i.e. all emissions related to the company's operations that do not fall within Scope 1 and Scope 2 (emissions related to employee mobility, the supply chain, the use of the goods produced, etc.).