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. Promoting the circular economy is one of  our key objectives.  Let’s take care of nature.

Main targets 2023-2025  Achievements in 2023 
Our Science Based Targets will be approved within the agreed timeframe. We will reduce our emissions in our own operations and in our value chain in line
with our targets.
An emission calculation model pursuant to the Science
Based Targets climate initiative has been developed
and preliminary emissions have been calculated in the
parent company and all subsidiaries since 2021. The
calculation and emission reduction targets have been
submitted to SBTi for review by the rule-based January
2024 deadline. The emission reduction targets also
include FLAG emissions.
We will reduce the environmental impact of waste generated in production by reducing the amount of waste, improving yields and enhancing the efficiency of separate collection of waste fractions. Berner Ltd’s Heinävesi plants’ 2023 target of collecting
at least 120 tonnes of waste for separate collection was
exceeded thanks to increased efficiency in plastic collection.
We will enhance the use of washingwater at the Heinävesi plants by adopting new washing practices and reducing the volume of wastewater, as well as the amount of waste sent to the hazardous waste treatment plant. The annual target of a maximum of 220 tonnes of washing water was exceeded, amounting to 305 tonnes. This figure has fallen by around 18 per cent since 2022.
We will improve material efficiency by increasing yields and directing side streams to our own production. At Chemigate Ltd, the annual target for dry starch waste is 100 tonnes, and the outcome of 98 tonnes was below it.A total of 21 tonnes of alcohols used in the sanitisation of the lines at Heinävesi were recycled back into the products, which is over 100% more than in 2021 and 2022.



The development of emission reductions and energy efficiency at Berner Group is primarily guided by the environmental policy and environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and the Science Based Targets climate initiative.

Of the Group’s emissions in 2023, 1% are direct emissions from its own operations, i.e. Scope 1, and 1% are indirect emissions, i.e. Scope 2. The biggest emission category is Scope 3, with the most significant subcategories
being 3.1 purchased goods and services.

Material efficiency

Our material efficiency is guided by our environmental policy. Our goal is to continuously improve material efficiency, as resource wisdom has a direct impact on both our emissions and other impacts on nature. We
aim to avoid material waste by evaluating our material balances more accurately than before.