Our Route to Becoming an Industry - Leading Sustainable Manufacturer
At MEDITE SMARTPLY, our commitment to sustainability is core to all levels of our business. It’s also key to our ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 through scope 1 and 2 emissions, assuming Ireland de-carbonises according to current plans. We are making excellent progress in this respect, but acknowledge there remains much work to do. Our longer-term aim is to become a net zero manufacturer by 2050, in line with the UK, Irish and EU legislation.
Currently, 95% of energy sourced by MEDITE SMARTPLY across direct operations is renewable. As proof of the electricity’s sustainable credentials, MEDITE SMARTPLY committed to a higher investment plan to secure a guarantee of origin. In 2021, this enabled us to confirm our switch to 100% green electricity. With a project to replace the gas boilers at our MEDITE manufacturing plant in Clonmel, Ireland, we have an ambition to be a net zero manufacturer by 2050.
We also intend to work with customers and the supply chain, to support them with their carbon reduction journey, in order to help reduce scope 3 emissions. This collaboration will help to promote good practice within the industry, leading to a better understanding of the challenges that the industry faces and ultimately a reduction in carbon impact.