Continuous improvement is a given for us. Not only when it comes to reducing our direct emissions, discharges and energy consumption, but when it comes to reducing raw material losses, too.

We have invested almost half a billion kronor in these sorts of measures since 2012. We have, for example, replaced oil with pellets in our steam boilers, and have consequently reduced our oil consumption by 75% since 2015 and thereby reduced the fossil fuel CO2 emissions from our processes by 58%.

In 2016, we implemented energy saving measures that added up to a saving of 31 GWh, corresponding to the annual energy consumption of approximately 1,500 Swedish households. We have also reduced raw material losses through recycling and new control strategies.

Water consumption

The water we use in our processes is pumped from the large Indalsälven river, where the water is clean and pure. Half of the water is used as cooling water and the other half in the processes. The process water is treated and then released into the Sundsvallsbukten bay. We have been monitoring the status of the water there since the 1970s in partnership with other industries and municipal treatment plants, and in 2016 – thanks to the investments made in recent years – we reported the lowest discharges of suspended substances ever. 

Measurements and comparisons 

It must be possible to measure and compare our environmental work. Our environmental performance must be clear and transparent, and comparable with that of other paper manufacturers. Which is why we use standardised metrics:

Carbon Profile

Carbon Profile – Euro-Graph, describes our carbon footprint, or the amount of fossil fuel-based carbon dioxide emissions are generated by our production, including forestry and transportation, but also takes into account how much CO2 is stored in the product and the forests. We break our Carbon Profile down by uncoated and coated paper.

Paper Profile

Paper Profile is a voluntary environmental declaration programme for paper products. The programme has been developed and provided by leading paper producers and incorporates different environmental aspects of paper production, including the product's components, emissions and environmental management.

Check your Paper

Check your Paper – WWF, is a database compiled by the World Wildlife Fund to enable customers to compare the environmental performance of various paper products, and which compares forestry work, emissions, and eco-labels. The database contains details of all of our printing papers. Read more here