Calumet Carton’s Commitment to Sustainability

As a packaging company, we strive to be socially responsible examples to our customers and partners. We are dedicated to promoting good environment stewardship by creating packaging that uses natural and recycled resources. We also are committed to making a positive impact on the environment by reducing our carbon imprint. Here are some of the ways we are making a difference…

Demonstration of Our Commitment


In our continued effort to reduce our carbon imprint, Calumet Carton Company decided to make a big investment towards energy savings. In the fall of 2009, we re-lamped our entire plant with Orion’s high-intensity fluorescent technology, reducing our power consumption by 54%. The new system is expected to decrease the amount of kilowatt-hours consumed by 357,064 kWh per year over the 20 year life of the fixtures. That equates to 7,141,280kWh!

As a result of this new energy efficient lighting system that we installed, we received the Orion Environmental Stewardship Award in February 2010. Because the environmental benefits derived from our lighting project are ongoing and will continue for years, this award is so much more meaningful to us.

Over the lifetime of the Orion fixtures that we installed, the environmental impact equates to: