We reduce our climate and environmental impacts

A better tomorrow starts from respecting the environment and the climate. We develop our operations to reduce our climate impacts and increase the energy and material efficiency of our production and logistics. Let’s take care of nature.

Energy efficiency and emissions

Our efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions are primarily guided by our environmental policy. We are ISO 14001 certified for our environmental performance. The share of renewable energy at our Heinävesi plants is 99.9% – 100 % and our products are transported with renewable fuel from our Heinävesi plants to our logistics centre in Vantaa.

Late in 2021,  we made a commitment to the Science Based Targets climate initiative, which involves preparing a scheduled roadmap and actions for reducing emissions in accordance with the 1.5°C target stipulated by the Paris Agreement by the end of 2023..

Target 2020 – 2022  Results in 2021 
The Heinävesi plants run completely on renewable energy. .The share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption of the Heinävesi plants is 100% at the H1 plant, which produces cosmetics and
hygiene products, and 100 % at the H2 plant, which produces ethanol-based
products. The share is 99.9 % at the H3 vinegar production plant as the fuel oil used for auxiliary
power is still non-renewable.
We will begin using biofuels in our transport operations between the Heinävesi plants and our central warehouse in Viinikkala, Vantaa. We switched to renewable fuel in our domestic transport operations between the Heinävesi plants and our logistics centre in Vantaa. The calculated greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by an estimated 170 tonnes per year, corresponding to a reduction of approximately
90% of the total emissions on the route in question. We began an assessment of the logistics of our contract-manufactured products in 2021..
We will reduce our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. Late in the year, we made a commitment to the Science Based Targets climate initiative, which involves preparing a scheduled roadmap and actions for reducing emissions in accordance with the 1.5°C target stipulated by the Paris Agreement by the end of 2023..
We will increase our energy efficiency. We will join the Motiva energy efficiency agreement in 2020. We will set a quantitative target in 2021. We joined the energy efficiency agreement in 2020, and we have improved our reporting on our energy consumption. We continued to upgrade the lighting of our business premises in 2021..

 

Material efficiency

Our material efficiency is guided by our environmental policy. Our goal is to continuously improve our material efficiency.  We aim to avoid material waste by evaluating our material balances more effectively than before.

Target 2020 – 2022  Results in  2021 
We will reduce the material waste resulting from our own
production by improving our material efficiency and by
reviewing our processes.
We conducted a material audit in accordance with
the Motiva model at the H1 plant in Heinävesi, which
manufactures hygiene and cosmetics products. An audit
was conducted in 2020 at the H2 plant, which manufactures ethanol-based products.
We will enhance the use of washing water by adopting new washing practices and reducing the volume of waste water as well as the amount of waste sent to the hazardous waste treatment plant. Late in the year, we invested in a washing system with the
aim of reducing the volume of washing water at the H1 plant, which produces cosmetics and hygiene products. The unit production volume of the H1 plant has increased and the volume of washing water has decreased.
We will explore opportunities to reuse ethanol-based products. We recycled 8,000 kg of waste ethanol for use as raw material for technical products in 2021.

 

 

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