Coveris Pirto in Hungary switches to 100% renewable energy from biomass and solar energy, bringing its Scope 2 emissions to zero; site produces flexible packaging for food and industrial goods, with 2,500 tons of film produced annually

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March 23, 2022 (press release) –

In line with Coveris’ No Waste vision and sustainability efforts, Coveris Pirtó, the Group’s CEE hub in Hungary, has switched to 100% renewable energy. For the last 35 years the Pirtó site has remained an active player on the European flexible packaging market for food and industrial goods, with 2,500 tons of film produced annually.

Now, from the beginning of 2022, the Hungarian plant is using 100% energy from renewable resources, including biomass and solar energy. As the local management argues, the decision to switch to sustainable production was not an easy step but a necessary action on the path to a sustainable future. 

“Switching to green energy leads to decreased CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. As a result of this sustainability action the emissions are reduced by approximately 700,000 kg CO2, which allowed Coveris Pirtó to eliminate our Scope 2 emissions to zero”**, explained Gabriella Papp, Managing Director of Coveris Pirtó. 

"As more and more of our clients have strict sustainability goals in place, this step supports their CO2 footprint reduction. As a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging, we believe that we can inspire other companies and clients to take steps towards a more sustainable future,” added Gabriella Papp. 

**Scope 2 emissions are indirect green-house gas emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling.


Coveris is a leading European packaging company that manufactures flexible packaging solutions for some of the world's most respected brands. The company develops packaging that protects all types of products - from food to pet food, from medical devices to industrial and agricultural products. Organised in Business Units that are focussing on Films, Flexibles and Paper, Coveris is providing the perfect platform to develop sustainable packaging solutions for a greener future. Through our broad level of technical expertise, our high-quality packaging extends the shelf life of products hence helping to reduce waste and resource wastage. Together with our customers we are constantly working on new attractive and sustainable packaging solutions. Coveris operates 29 sites in the EMEA region with 4,100 employees. Coveris Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. 

Barbara Sternig
Director Marketing & Communications

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