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Sustainability is a key issue for ROPAC®; our pails are designed to comply with strict specifications to protect the quality and integrity of high-value contents and ensure the goods transported do not expose people and the environment to any risk. Additionally, we want to actively contribute to decarbonise supply chains and contribute to fighting the climate crisis. So, we have reduced the carbon footprint for our site’s operations and products by switching to renewable energy at the production locations. And as a next step, the remaining carbon footprint will be offset by the purchase of Gold-Standard certified carbon credits.

We are proud to have been awarded the South Pole organisation's Climate-Neutral Product and Climate-Neutral Site labels, meaning that we can now deliver climate-neutral pails to our customers.

South Pole develops and implements comprehensive emission reduction projects and strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for companies, governments and organizations around the world.

The carbon credits chosen for this initiative support the Prony Wind Power project in New Caledonia. Pacific islands like New Caledonia face serious environmental and socioeconomic pressures that are exacerbated by climate change, yet 80% of their energy demands are currently met by fossil fuels; this project helps to change that by generating renewable wind energy for the island. The project was also chosen because of its synergies with Schoeller Allibert’s business activities. Producing our products requires energy, and we are committed to supporting and investing in the transition to renewable energy.

ROPAC® is a subsidiary of Schoeller Allibert, please download Schoeller Allibert’s complete sustainability strategy here:

1. Scope of footprint

The carbon footprint of ROPAC®, (part of the Schoeller Allibert Group), i.e. the production site including all its operations, as well as the carbon footprint of all types of pails produced at ROPAC®, has been assessed and compensated for.
The assessment covers all stages from the raw material extraction until the pail arrives at the client. This means all emissions from the raw material extraction, the pail production at ROPAC®, the packaging and the delivery to the client are included. These emissions have been compensated for by investing in verified high-quality carbon action credits, allowing ROPAC® to use South Pole’s climate-neutral site label for the site in Romont. 

Moreover, ROPAC® can now deliver all pails as climate-neutral to our customers, as shown by South Pole’s climate-neutral product label.

Climate Neutral Product    Climate Neutral Site

2. Reduction Plan

Carbon management plan

Schoeller Allibert aims to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions in tonnes CO₂ by 90% by 2025 (compared to 2020 baseline), which is in line with a 1.5°C-aligned reduction trajectory. The company further targets a reduction of its whole carbon footprint (scope 1, 2 and 3) in tonnes CO₂ per production unit by 30% by 2035 (compared to 2020 baseline). 

These overarching targets are accompanied by activities surrounding the consumption of renewable energy and the use of recycled plastics. For example, 100% of Schoeller Allibert’s electricity consumption will be from renewable energy sources by 2023.


Carbon offsetting projects

Prony Wind Power renewable energy – generating sustainable energy from wind for the island population of New Caledonia 

Islands of the Pacific Ocean, such as New Caledonia, face serious environmental and socioeconomic pressures that are exacerbated by climate change. Pacific Island populations are already severely affected by extreme weather and climate variability, and their inhabitants are amongst the world's most vulnerable communities to the growing effects of climate change. Yet in New Caledonia, 80% of energy demands are met by fossil fuel power plants. 

The solution: Prony Wind Power involves six wind farms located at two different sites on the island of New Caledonia that supply electricity to the local grid. The Kafeate and Prony sites consist of 116 wind turbines with a total capacity of 31 MW, with an estimated yearly production of 40 GWh of emissions-free, renewable electricity.

The impact: By displacing GHG emissions from fossil fuel power plants with renewable electricity, Prony Wind Power is helping to drive the clean energy transition in regions without the resources to do so. The project has also boosted local economies by creating job opportunities both in building the wind farm and in running it. It has also promoted technological know-how and awareness of climate issues across the island. Prony’s success is a tribute to the viability and value of sustainable development in small island populations, promoting climate action and ultimately increasing climate resilience in the Pacific Island region.

Prony Project


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