Sustainability

Carbon Footprint

Fighting global warming is one of our biggest challenges both now and for the future. Paper is a product that has many advantages due to it’s low impact on climate change.

The main raw material for paper is wood, which is a renewable resource that takes up and binds CO2 as the forests grow. Even so, reductions of CO2 emissions from production and transport of our paper is one of the most important aspects of the environmental work at Arctic Paper.

One example is the Arctic Paper Grycksbo mill where we now use bio-fuel (wood pellets) for all energy generation at the mill, including the total need for heat and about one third of the electricity (the rest of the electricity is purchased from the grid). This means that there are zero emissions of fossil CO2 from the production of heat and electricity at the mill.

Arctic Paper Grycksbo mill has also reduced CO2 emissions from the transportation of paper by more than 40% due to our more efficient usage of carriers, extended use of railway transport and reduced transport distances.

Another example is at the Arctic Paper Kostrzyn mill where there have been big investments in modern and efficient energy solutions. The updated power plant, driven by local natural gas (which is a much more clean fuel compared to oil and coal), has given a reduction of CO2 emissions from paper production by over 50% and made the mill self-sufficient in its total energy needs for heat and electricity.

Arctic Paper has an open and clear declaration of CO2 emissions for each product through the Paper Profile documents and Carbon Footprint statements which are available for downloading at the website.