JK Paper & Environment

We care for the environment which is visible in various eco-friendly processes at our plant sites for the production of pulp and paper. We do this by adopting modern technology and process innovations.


Let’s switch to Paper!!

It’s a need of the hour to take responsibility for the state of our planet. It’s time to make some sustainable choices in our lives to help save our planet before the damage becomes irreparable.

 

One small step we can all take is to “switching to paper-based sustainable alternatives” like paper straws, cups, carry bags, food wrapping paper, and paper-based packaging solutions.

 

But, When you think of paper, you might think of deforestation, isn’t it ? However, we are committed to being eco-friendly and taking care of the environment. We do not cut a single natural forest tree to make our paper at JK Paper. Instead, we use Agro/Social Farm Forestry. It is a program which we started in 1991, in this process, we grow and harvest special varieties of trees (Subabul, Casuarina & Eucalyptus) on farmland like any other crop. These trees are then harvested and used for producing Paper. This program has had a positive impact on our company and helps make the Earth greener. It also provides livelihood to farmers along with helping marginal communities.

 

In the last 10 years through the Agro/SocialFarm Forestry program we have helped in creating livelihood opportunities for over 75,000 farmers.

 

In addition to this, our R&D efforts have resulted in the development of a large number of improved varieties of tree saplings. These diversifications enable us to help farmers get 2-3 times higher yield as compared to traditional seed route plantations.

 

Let’s turn things around and make way for a better tomorrow for all of us.

We Provide Sustainable Paper Solutions for your needs !!

ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES
  • Continuously pursuing enriching the green cover through its Social Farm Forestry drive
    • Till date in excess of 500,000 acres of land has been planted covering states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh
    • On average it has added 35,000 acres annually to its plantation drive by distributing over 60 million saplings to farmers.
    • This farm forestry activity since 1990 has cumulatively provided income for over 75,000 farm families.
    • In 2020-21, about 32,700 acres were planted and about 74% area were planted using high productive clones.
    • We distribute about 43.8 million saplings to farmers per year.
    • Our farm yield has increased by 50% in last 6 years and now stands at 100 ASMT per Ha.
  • We’ve signed an Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA) with the Bio Carbon Fund of the World Bank. It covers 4,000 acres mainly owned by small and marginal farmers associated with JK Paper’s plantation program. This program provides additional income for participating farmers, besides reducing harmful green house gases and global warming.
  • By incorporating Better technology, Process innovation, Recycling, Re-use and minimizing Waste-water discharge has helped significantly reduce fresh water consumption & effluent generation per metric ton of paper in recent years.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY (ESRS) BY IFC

Environmental & Social Review Summary (ESRS), Environmental & Social Action plan along with Summary of Investment Information by IFC is available on their website www.ifc.org under Project No. 39821

ENVIRONMENT & SAFETY REPORTS