Texte AlternatifIncreased demand for consumer goods, customer preference for sustainable packaging and the steady rise of e-commerce have been important this year. Organic growth and the incorporation of the French group Allard Emballages have been key factors in the 50% increase in turnover compared to 2020. This will bring 4 new plants and more than 400 employees to the group. In addition to Graphicsleader joining the group in 2020, this milestone is part of the group’s international vocation to become a major player in the sustainable packaging sector in Southern Europe.

Hinojosa Packaging Group endured its commitment to innovation during 2021, with the development of Barket, a heat-sealable cardboard tray for the agricultural market recognised by the WorldStar Awards for the lower environmental impact it offers; and Ecogrip, an alternative corrugated cardboard solution to the plastic wrap used to bundle bottles. The group has also innovated in promoting a pioneer Dual Professional Training Course specialising in Graphic Printing in Spain.

Finally, on CSR side, the group reduced its carbon footprint by 40% in 2021. The installation of the first solar photovoltaic plant for self-consumption at its Cordoba plant and the implementation of a biogas treatment system and a biomass boiler at its paper mill in Sarrià de Ter contributed to this. Hinojosa was also the first Spanish company in both the packaging and paper sectors to receive ‘Zero Waste’ certification in two of its plants: Hinojosa Paper Alquería and Hinojosa Packaging Xàtiva, whose waste recovery is over 98%. The group is moving to extend its decarbonisation and certification program to other plants.

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