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. The year 2019 was our first full year of using green electricity generated by wind power in our Finnish operations. Thanks to the use of wind power, our CO2 emissions were reduced by 894.3 metric tons (CO2-eq.) compared to 2018. We will set quantitative targets for the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.

 

Target 2020 – 2022  Achievements 2019 
We will increase our energy efficiency. We will join the Motiva energy efficiency agreement in 2020. We will set a quantitative target in 2020. Our energy consumption grew by 5.5 percent year-on-year in 2019 due to an increase in production volumes.
We will reduce our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. We will reduce the VOC emissions of vinegar production. We will set
quantitative targets in 2020.
2019 was our first full year of using green electricity generated by wind power in our Finnish operations. By switching to wind power, we reduced the carbon dioxide emissions of our operations in Finland by 894 metric tons compared to 2018.
We will explore opportunities to replace the oil-fired boiler at the Heinävesi plant with renewable energy to achieve carbon neutrality in the energy consumption of our in-house production operations. Renewable energy accounts for 87.3% of the total energy consumption at the H1 plant and 97.9% at the H2 plant.
We aim to increase the size of our gas and/or biodiesel-powered fleet in our transport operations related to our own production and contract manufacturing. We will report on this for the first time in our reporting on 2020.

 

Material efficiency

We aim to reduce our environmental impacts by developing our material efficiency in our production operations in Heinävesi. We produced some 14.83 million products in Heinävesi last year. We also produce bulk vinegar. Our material efficiency is guided by our environmental policy. Our goal is to continuously improve our material efficiency.

Target 2020 – 2022  Achievements 2019 
We will monitor and strive to enhance the material efficiency of our in-house production. We developed our RINKI reporting related to the
producer responsibility for materials. We achieved good
results in a RINKI audit that verified the quality of the data provided by us.
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. We will report on this for the first time in our reporting on
2020.
We will explore opportunities to reuse ethanol-based products. We will report on this for the first time in our reporting on
2020.

 

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