Figure: LC Packaging 2021 GHG Inventory results | Breakdown of greenhouse gas emissions

Scope and approach

Read more about our ambition to make our packaging deliver the circular economy.

Our goal to reduce emissions in our value chain by 50% by 2030, touches upon 6 out of 8 Sustainable Packaging criteria

Additionally, LC Packaging aims to reduce the emissions in its own operations (scope 1 and 2), by having all its offices, warehouses, and production facility LC Shankar (South Africa) achieve net-zero emissions by 2030. Production Facility Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd. (Bangladesh) aims for at least a 50% emission reduction by 2030.


Move from virgin, non-renewable materials used in our packaging to recycled content materials and renewable materials;

Ask our key production partners to reduce their scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, and support them in achieving this goal;

Avoid incineration and landfill of our packaging after use, by making our packaging (closed-loop) recyclable or compostable;

Boost the reuse of our big bags, by expanding our WorldBag reconditioning service;

Reduce the emissions related to sea freight and other modes of transportation, by smart planning, and establishing/maintaining long-term partnerships with logistics suppliers investing in more sustainable modes of transportation.


LC Packaging’s science based emission reduction targets will cover our full operations and value chain, which includes the direct (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 and 3) of all our sales offices and warehouses, and our FIBC production facilities in Bangladesh and South Africa. We aim to achieve an absolute 50% emission reduction in our value chain by 2030, compared to base year 2021. An absolute emission reduction is a reduction in the total emissions, regardless of our growth ambition. To tackle climate change, the total emissions must go down, making this the only relevant measure. 

Scope 3 categories ‘purchased goods and services’ (67.5%), ‘end-of-life treatment of sold products’ (23.8%) and ‘transportation and distribution’ (3.1%) jointly represent over 94% of all emissions in our value chain and are highly intertwined with the circularity of our packaging portfolio. LC Packaging aims to reduce emissions in these areas by among others:

Lucas Lammers,
CEO LC Packaging

“By setting Science Based Targets we can be sure our efforts are credible and ambitious enough to make the necessary contribution to mitigate climate change.”

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Our most important task in life is to secure the health and safety of our children and grandchildren

before 2030, achieve net-zero emissions before 2050 and halt global temperature rise at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Businesses that have not committed to reduce emissions in line with the 1.5°C pathway fall short in our joint fight against climate change and would fall below the SDG Ambition Benchmark.

Meaning that by 2030, not more than 113,069 metric tons of CO2 equivalent must be emitted in our value chain. 


In November 2021, LC Packaging became a signatory of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and made a public commitment to set science based targets (SBTs). We expect to submit our targets for validation by Q1 2023. Our goal is to reduce our direct and indirect emissions from the full value chain (Scope 1, 2 and 3) by 50% by 2030. 


Background

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50% emissions reduction from our value chain by 2030. 

Goal explanation

The most impactful threat for the well-being of this and future generations is climate change. The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report stated ‘code red’ for humanity. It showcased the need for urgent climate action to maintain a habitable planet for humankind. To avoid the most significant effects of climate breakdown, the world must halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 

Read more about our ambition to make our packaging deliver the circular economy.

Our goal to reduce emissions in our value chain by 50% by 2030, touches upon 6 out of 8 Sustainable Packaging criteria

  • Move from virgin, non-renewable materials used in our packaging to recycled content materials and renewable materials;
  • Ask our key production partners to reduce their scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, and support them in achieving this goal;
  • Avoid incineration and landfill of our packaging after use, by making our packaging (closed-loop) recyclable or compostable;
  • Boost the reuse of our big bags, by expanding our WorldBag reconditioning service;
  • Reduce the emissions related to sea freight and other modes of transportation, by smart planning, and establishing/maintaining long-term partnerships with logistics suppliers investing in more sustainable modes of transportation.


LC Packaging’s science based emission reduction targets will cover our full operations and value chain, which includes the direct (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 and 3) of all our sales offices and warehouses, and our FIBC production facilities in Bangladesh and South Africa. We aim to achieve an absolute 50% emission reduction in our value chain by 2030, compared to base year 2021. An absolute emission reduction is a reduction in the total emissions, regardless of our growth ambition. To tackle climate change, the total emissions must go down, making this the only relevant measure. 

Scope 3 categories ‘purchased goods and services’ (67.5%), ‘end-of-life treatment of sold products’ (23.8%) and ‘transportation and distribution’ (3.1%) jointly represent over 94% of all emissions in our value chain and are highly intertwined with the circularity of our packaging portfolio. LC Packaging aims to reduce emissions in these areas by among others:

Scope and approach

In November 2021, LC Packaging became a signatory of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and made a public commitment to set science based targets (SBTs). We expect to submit our targets for validation by Q1 2023. Our goal is to reduce our direct and indirect emissions from the full value chain (Scope 1, 2 and 3) by 50% by 2030. 


Goal explanation

before 2030, achieve net-zero emissions before 2050 and halt global temperature rise at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Businesses that have not committed to reduce emissions in line with the 1.5°C pathway fall short in our joint fight against climate change and would fall below the SDG Ambition Benchmark.

The most impactful threat for the well-being of this and future generations is climate change. The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report stated ‘code red’ for humanity. It showcased the need for urgent climate action to maintain a habitable planet for humankind. To avoid the most significant effects of climate breakdown, the world must halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 

Background

Our most important task in life is to secure the health and safety of our children and grandchildren

50% emissions reduction from our value chain by 2030. 
Climate
action