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Global Sustainability Resource efficiency

Resource efficiency

Everything can be smarter and more resource-efficient. This is a never-ending process. But our utilisation of raw material from the forest is becoming more and more efficient. And by using every part of the tree, we are reducing our environmental impact and increasing our competitiveness. We are already self-sufficient in energy, but our deliveries of bioenergy to all sectors of society will increase.

Targets: Electricity and heat production

Nearly all of our electricity is generated from renewable fuels. Energy is generated in our pulp mills and sawmills and comes mainly from our wood raw material. Our various industrial operations produce a large surplus of green energy which is sold to external customers in the form of renewable electricity, district heating and biofuels.

In addition, our annual electricity generation will exceed our electricity consumption (it already does). To achieve our targets, we are investing in increased and optimised generation in order to reduce our use of energy and chemicals, for example.

This is where we are now

Use of electricity and heating

In 2021, the use of electricity and heat for pulp increased by 2% (electricity) and 9% (heat). For sawn timber, electricity use increased by 2% and heat use remained at the same level. Both compared to 2020.

Electricity generation and use

Our electricity production exceeded electricity use in 2021, net deliveries were 527 GWh.

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