Sustainable Packaging is Critical

Our Eco Targets

Orora’s CO2 Emissions and Water Use Intensity continued to improve over the year as a result of a number of programs directed at these initiatives. CO2 Emissions Intensity remains below target, but Water Use and Waste to Landfill are both tracking above target. In regard to Water Use Intensity, Orora successfully reduced its use of municipal water by 40% compared with the previous year, although storm and bore water use increased by 15% as a result of increased production at key water usage sites. Waste to Landfill Intensity performance declined due to challenges associated with finding alternative uses for coarse rejects waste from the Paper & Recycling division. Programs to improve Water Use and Waste to Landfill Intensities have been launched with the aim of achieving the 2019 Eco Targets for these areas.

Our Approach to Sustainability

Orora’s approach to sustainability is founded on the Orora Way and its values of Teamwork, Passion, Respect, and Integrity. Guided by the Orora Way and our commitment to the United Nation Global Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, we focus on “People”, “Planet” & “Prosperity” to achieve shared benefits for the communities and environment in which we operate, our vendors and customers and our operations.


Our proprietary Enviro-Kraft boxes are made with 100% post-consumer recycled fiber and have the strength of 32 ECT boxes. Soy-based inks can be used.

Non-solvent water-based inks

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are some of the most damaging byproducts of packaging processes and materials to the environment. As a result, Orora is developing packaging solutions that replace these VOCs with water-based inks and solvents. This cutting-edge technology costs less than traditional methods and significantly reduces VOCs.