Case Study: Mpact Limited (EnMS)

Mpact Limited, formerly Mondi Packaging South Africa, is one of the largest paper and plastic packaging companies in southern Africa, with 31 operating sites, 24 of which are manufacturing operations, based in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Mpact is listed on the JSE and has the leading market position in southern Africa in corrugated packaging, recycled-based carton board and containerboard, recovered paper collection, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms, styrene trays and plastic jumbo bins.

The corrugated packaging division has nine corrugated box plants, each with corrugator and converting facilities, producing corrugated board and boxes. Eight plants are located in South Africa. 
 
Mpact is an extensive user of electrical and steam energy. With the costs of fuel increasing significantly over the past 10 years, Mpact has placed concerted effort to reduce the consumption to reduce costs. This prompted Mpact to adopt an Energy Management System (EnMS) through the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SA)’s Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project.
 
Since the SME Energy Assessment was conducted in 2012. The Key findings were:
 
Key Findings
Over the 2014-15 period, 3 projects were implemented, resulting in a total energy saving of 108 561 kWh, valued at R58 647. With a total investment of R16 000, the estimated average payback period in years was 0,27. A reduction of 72.6 tonnes CO2e was achieved.