MEXICO CITY, Aug. 5, 2021 (Press Release) -The company presented its 2020 Sustainability Report, which showed progress in achieving its commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals established by United Nations. During the past year, its Urban Forest model allowed the protection of more than 3 million trees.
Bio Pappel, the leading company in the paper and packaging industry in Latin America, presented their 2021 Sustainability Report, where they confirmed their commitment to the environment as a key actor in the fight against climate change, by capturing 5.36 million tons of CO2e.
Within a capacity of 2 million tons of recycled material per year, Bio Pappel achieved 1.3 million tons of recycled paper and cardboard during the past year, becoming the largest paper and cardboard recycler in Latin America.
Urban Forest, the company’s circular economy model, has allowed the organization to mitigate the environmental footprint by fabricating products made out of recycled raw material without cutting a single tree. In 2020, Bio Pappel generated with recycled fiber, 91% of its production of material for packaging and 9% of paper for printing and writing, saving more than 3.1 million trees.
Bio Pappel has worked on 15 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as part of its commitments. For example, on the number 6, which refers to Clean Water and Sanitation, the company contributed to recycling 68% the water used of its industrial processes.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges during 2020 was the health contingency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wellbeing of Bio Pappel’s employees was a top priority; that is why almost 30 million mexican pesos were invested in the reinforcement of safety and security systems. Besides that, home office schemes implemented an emotional and physical wellbeing program for the staff and their families.
Bio Pappel, as a 100% Mexican company, is committed to the country and its economic development, contributing with more than 12 thousand direct jobs in the region and a value chain based on 92% of local suppliers.
In 2020, the company registered more than 27 thousand million mexican pesos in sales and a 28% growth of its packaging division. Besides Mexico and Colombia, Bio Pappel has a presence in the United States through two business units: McKinley Paper and McKinley Packaging, with operations in New Mexico, Washington, California, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado.
About Bio Pappel
It is the largest producer of sustainable paper and paper products in Mexico and Latin America. It has a production capacity of 3.6 million tons per year. It is a company distinguised by producing paper through Urban Forest, its circular sustainability model, which is based on the recycling of paper on a large scale. It operates through 3 business groups: Titán, Scribe and McKinley and has presence in Mexico, USA. and Colombia. Bio Pappel is the market leader in its sustainable product lines: packaging paper, corrugated cardboard packaging, paper sacks, recycled bond paper (chlorine-free) in large rolls, cut for printers and photocopiers, newsprint and notebooks.