Paper production is energy intensive. Saving energy is a challenge that we share with all the world's industries, as energy is the dominant contributor to climate change according to UN Agenda 2030 Goal 7. Energy accounts for around 60 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and the share of renewable energy in the global mix has to increase substantially.
Our energy use is a big reason why our mills have a really low carbon footprint compared to other mills in Europe. The heat is circulated and reused, energy consumption is optimized, and we only use fossil-free electricity, thanks to strategic investments initiated decades ago. Holmen Group also produces green energy to support the general renewable energy transition.