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Scope 3 GHG Emissions

Working to reduce GHG emissions throughout our value chain

2023 marked the first year that Eviosys measured its Scope 3 GHG emissions, which account for 90% of our total carbon footprint. Most of these emissions are generated in the upstream portion of our value chain, in the manufacturing of metal inputs.

Our downstream value chain: Contributing to the reduction of food waste

The advantages of metal as a packaging solution provide a powerful tool to the food manufacturing and distribution value chain. According to a report published by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) in 2021, up to 10% of global GHG emissions are attributable to food that is produced but not eaten.

Our products provide a solution for attenuating waste throughout the food value chain, for our customers who manufacture and transport packaged food products; for retailers who stock and sell the finished product; and for end-consumers who ultimately store and eat the canned goods they purchase.

Canned food products contribute significantly to more efficient transportation and distribution logistics

Foods packaged in metal containers do not require refrigeration, and thus do not make use of the food industry’s cold chain.
The properties of canned food enable retailers to optimise inventory management on several fronts, including storage and the elimination of issues related to food spoilage.

Canned products have a shelf life of seven to ten years, during which the food they contain remains fresh and its nutrients are preserved. The properties of canned food also enable consumers to cut down on food waste at home.

Our upstream value chain: Addressing the carbon-intensity of steel production

While metal offers huge sustainability advantages to the food packaging industry, the carbon-intensity of its production poses sustainability challenges. Eviosys’ Scope 3 GHG emissions account for 90% of our carbon footprint, originating almost entirely in the production of metal.

Consequently, we ensure that the upstream portion of our value chain is engaged in finding solutions for the production of low-carbon steel.