Orora Invests in Energy Management Plan

Orora targets 15% energy savings

Scoop Business, February 16, 2015

One of New Zealand’s leading manufacturers, Orora, aims to save up to 15% of its energy as part of an ambitious 3 year plan developed with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Orora manufactures packaging for a large number of New Zealand’s favourite consumer food and beverage brands.

The initiative, announced in Auckland today by Orora Managing Director and CEO Nigel Garrard and EECA Chief Executive Mike Underhill, will target annual energy savings of 11.8 GWh – the equivalent annual energy use of about 1,130 households.

“We have already invested heavily in energy efficiency improvements in our Australian operations, and benchmarking our New Zealand operations against these have shown that there is potential to make significant energy savings in New Zealand too,” Nigel Garrard says.

Nigel Garrard says energy efficiency is a fundamental part of running a sustainable business. The initiative is expected to reduce the New Zealand arm of a global packaging company’s annual carbon dioxide reductions by 1,600 tonnes, comparable to the annual carbon emissions of about 580 typical NZ cars.

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