Avisera established ÅterBära™ in 2017. Avisera is a packaging company located in Stockholm, Sweden. The company develops customised packaging solutions that emphasise sustainability and innovative design.
Since it was founded in 1992, Avisera has endeavoured to always offer the latest and most climate-smart materials, to have an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system. Avisera is an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified supplier that continually strives for environmental and social sustainability.
Avisera has offset its operations’ emissions since 2007, enabling it to cut its emissions in half between 2007 and 2015. So far Avisera has offset 873 tonnes of CO2: 750 tonnes through planting trees, and the rest through wind power and solar ovens.
In 2015 the company shifted its focus from operational emissions to the climate impact of its products, and the ÅterBära initiative was born.
How do you calculate climate impact?
In 2016, the preparatory work for the ÅterBära project was started. An independent party was then commissioned to carry out climate analyses on Avisera’s packaging solutions to calculate its climate impact in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.
The climate analysis would cover all stages of the process, from the production of each raw material through to delivery of the product to the customer. This was the start of ÅterBära – 100% climate neutral packaging.