The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2015 shows a positive trend towards more transparency and sustainability by the world’s more progressive pulp and paper manufacturers. In this context LEIPA’s efforts towards environmentally friendly production and transparency gain recognition.
"Consuming waste paper using the very latest technology is one of LEIPA’s key area of expertise. We set ambitious environmental and safety targets and integrate these in all areas of our business focusing not only on today but also the future. WWF’s EPCI is an excellent opportunity to prove that our environmental policy is more than just words providing clear transparency and documentation of our figures." says Dr. Hubert Schrödinger, shareholder of LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH.
"The pulp and paper industry has the potential to contribute to a greener economy. The EPCI 2015 signals progress in that direction, at least by the industry’s most transparent companies," says Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Pulp and Paper Global Manager at WWF International.
In the product category Graphic Paper LEIPA has achieved 82.9 % of total achievable scores in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index (2015). In the subcategory transparency the company scored 81 % of total achievable points, in the subcategory sourcing even 96 %.
The 31 companies participating in EPCI 2015, up from 25 in 2013, disclosed the ecological footprint of 85 million tonnes of pulp and paper. This represents 30 % of the world’s tissue, 28 % of the world’s graphic paper, 16 % of the world’s newsprint, 7 % of the world’s packaging and 15 % of the world’s pulp. Further information can be found here: www.panda.org/epci2015