Kruger Products to invest $660K in ISO 50001 certification at Que. plant
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Kruger Products is investing a total of $660,000 in a project to improve energy efficiency at its Crabtree pulp and paper plant in Quebec.
As part of that investment, the company is receiving $40,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada to enable the tissue maker to take the necessary steps to certify the plant to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard.
Through this certification, the plant commits to reducing its impact on the environment, conserving energy resources and improving its performance through the efficient management of all forms of energy.
The average IS0 50001-certified facility will experience a cumulative energy performance improvement of almost three years in the first two years alone.
Acquired in 1997, the Crabtree facility has been in operation since 1905 and houses various operations, including de-inking, pulping, manufacturing tissue products and converting them into finished packaged products.
“We are grateful for Natural Resources Canada’s support of this initiative that fits perfectly into our overall sustainability strategy, which is a priority not only for Kruger Products, but for all Kruger operations in North America,” says Michel Manseau, senior vice-president and general manager, Consumer Products, Kruger Products, in a statement.
“By continually improving our energy efficiency, we will make our production process even more responsible and respectful of the environment, consumers and our communities.”
Federal funding for this project is provided by the Industrial Energy Management Program, which offers financial assistance to help fund Canadian industrial facilities’ energy management projects.