Constantly working on improved sustainability
DJP-De Hoop contributes to the realisation of a more sustainable future for all; one in which our products and processes have minimal impact on people and the environment. Over the coming years, we will focus heavily on further reducing our carbon emissions and minimising the amounts of water and energy used in our production process. We are also well on our way towards zero residual streams!
100% circular raw material
Wastepaper forms the primary raw material for all paper produced by DJP-De Hoop. This means our production process is 100% circular. We use wastepaper to produce various types and sizes of new paper for the packaging industry. We don't just do that once or twice, but seven times on average. That is the average number of times that paper fibres can be recycled. DJP-De Hoop has developed its own unique recipe that requires 109 kg of wastepaper to produce 100 kg of new paper. Through innovation and the adoption of new technologies, we are constantly working to further reduce the amount of raw materials we need. As an organisation, we are also FSC® certified.
Healthy forests are important to our environment and make a major contribution in our fight against climate change. Forests absorb carbon dioxide, purify our water and are a source of biodiversity. On top of that, wood is of course the primary raw material needed for the production of paper. DJP-De Hoop believes we have to treat this resource responsibly throughout the chain. FSC® certification of reuse in the chain provides the guarantee that products sold with an FSC® hallmark come from responsibly managed forests, controlled sources, recovered materials or a combination thereof. FSC® - Chain of Custody (CoC) certification promotes a transparent stream of goods made from these materials throughout the entire production chain. DJP-De Hoop has an FSC® certification.
The industrial water purification Eerbeek returns the purified process water to DJP-De Hoop.
Nature & environment
Since the foundation of the paper factory in 1657, DJP-De Hoop has had a strong connection to nature. Situated on the edge of the Veluwe, natural elements such as fresh water, wood and height differences (generating power with a paddle wheel) helped our company grow. These days, our ties to nature are as strong as ever. We are located on the edge of a Natura 2000 region and operate in compliance with strict environmental regulations. We have already reduced our use of fresh water to a mere fraction (circa 3.5 m³/tonne) of our total water usage. Industriewater Eerbeek purifies our used process water and returns it to us. Additionally, Industriewater Eerbeek is ramping up its production of green biogas, which is recovered from the contamination (CZV) in our process water. With the help of the environment, we are gradually making a more positive impact on nature.