Technology and Sustainability to Manufacture Paper

Papeles y Conversiones de México (PCM)

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 15. Life on Land

Overview

PCM is a family business founded in 1994 dedicated to the creation different paper products. Since its founding, PCM has been focused on environmental protection using 100% recycled material in the production of their paper products. This translates to 15,000 tons of waste and 150,000 trees saved per month. They achieve this through generating their own power at two on site power plants and by using a special process that utilizes both recycled paper and water in the production of their products.

Authors

Javier Porras

Javier Porras

Edgar Reynaldo García de Luna

Edgar Reynaldo García de Luna

Gustavo Garza

Gustavo Garza

Diana Flores

Diana Flores

Jorge Gibran Rodriguez Perez-Trejo

Jorge Gibran Rodriguez Perez-Trejo

School

Universidad de Monterrey

Universidad de Monterrey

Professor

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Innovation

PCM has striven to be innovative since it was founded in 1994. When it first established, its three pillars were "Service, Quality, and Competitive pricing." By consistently following these three pillars, the company has been able to exploit market opportunities, provide tangible products that customers need, and provide what the CEO calls the "un-negotiable quality" of excellent customer service.

Technology and Sustainability to Manufacture Paper

Inspiration

PCM has striven to be innovative since it was founded in 1994 when it first established its three pillars of "Service, Quality, and Competitive pricing." By consistently following these three pillars, the company has been able to exploit market opportunities, provide tangible products that customers need, and provide what the CEO calls the "unnegotiable quality" of excellent customer service.

Overall impact

Through its dedication to the three pillars and innovation, PCA has been able to reduce costs by recycling water and what many would call garbage, all while providing quality products and service.

Business benefit

PCM started as a family business with limited staff, and little by little through innovation in its production processes it grew and opened new divisions to serve different markets and needs. Currently, the company has more than a thousand employees, fourteen plants with cutting-edge technology, three offices (one in Mexico and the other two outside the country) and four distribution centers.

The growth has been constant for PCM, and through the automation of its plants, ecological processes, state-of-the-art technology, collection and recycling of cardboard waste, cogeneration systems for electricity and thermal energy and use of treated water in all its processes, not only does the company benefit, but the environment, society, employees, customers, consumers and shareholders as well.

In short, it is a company whose economic model is governed by the principles of the circular economy.

Social and environmental benefit

PCM is conscious and concerned about society and the environment. Since it uses as a recycled material for the manufacture of paper, cardboard waste, it avoids deforestation.

In addition, through their processes they save 20,000 liters of water per ton of paper produced.

Also, PCM has a system of jointly producing electricity and thermal energy in its plants, which protects the planet, since it releases less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The amount of pollution emitted is reduced by 50%. Due to the above, the company complies with environmental norms and can generate green bonds through its actions.

Interview

Cesar Anaya, CEO

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Papeles y Conversiones de México (PCM)

Papeles y Conversiones de México (PCM)

Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, MX

Business Website: https://www.pcm.com.mx/

Year Founded: 1994

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000

PCM is a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture and commercialization of linear and medium paper, corrugated cardboard sheets and packaging, boxes, and products designed for the general population.