We want to reduce our CO2 emissions - and not just on paper.

Our journey started way back in the 1990s, when there was less focus on the environment than there is today.
Now, our commitment has led us to invest in the efficient use of our resources and our natural gas-fired cogeneration plants (many paper mills outside Europe are still powered by coal or diesel), to save energy and reduce emissions drastically, thanks to lower fossil fuel consumption. 2030 involves new challenges and targets to be reached, and we are aiming for our group to be fully carbon neutral by the year 2050.

2020: Our figures

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-30%

CO2 emissions

We will make a 30% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our production processes and the use of electricity.

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40%

Primary energy saved

We save 40% of primary energy by using cogeneration plants rather than producing heating and electricity separately.

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-47%

NOx from production

The percentage of NOx (nitrogen oxide) that we have eliminated from our production process.

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5%

Energy from renewable sources

The percentage of a single factory's overall energy requirement, which we obtain from hydroelectric turbines installed at some of our sites.

Carbon Progress: 30% less CO2

Calculation of the Group's carbon footprint

We intend to guarantee the complete transparency of our value chain, from the selection of suppliers through to transport and distribution, which is why we have made a commitment to calculate the lifecycles of our products and reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with the SBT (Science-Based Targets) method.

Energy from efficient, renewable sources

When it comes to our energy, we apply green sourcing policies so where possible our supplies are from renewable sources.
We are also mindful of bolstering the use of renewable energy with the plants already in our facilities and offices (in particular hydroelectric and solar, currently on four of our premises).

Streamlining existing premises

Streamlining the operation and efficiency of our cogeneration plants, improving steam and refining plants, installing new thickeners and replacing bulbs on our sites with energy-saving versions – our actions to improve efficiency involve many of our premises, to ensure we are all heading in the same direction without leaving anyone behind.