Environmental activities in 2017
Iggesund Sawmill works to an integrated business system. The system is built on environmental management system ISO 14001, quality management system ISO 9001 and energy management system ISO 50001. Procedures and processes described in the business system underpin the company’s constant drive to improve.
Iggesund Sawmill is part of a bio co-location with Iggesund Mill. The bio co-location brings synergies that reduce environmental impact. By-products (bark, sawdust, dry chips) from the sawmill are used in the mill’s solid-fuel boilers, and fossil-free energy in the form of electricity, steam and heat is generated. The sawmill purchases steam from the mill for its drying process, while surplus heat is used to heat production premises.
More efficient use of energy and sound waste management contribute to a low environmental impact. Increased production with high utilisation of raw materials has resulted in more deliveries of renewable biofuel.
Permits for operation
The sawmill has operated with permits under the Environmental Code since 2014.
Holmen Timber's environmental management system has been certified to ISO 14001 since 1999.
Holmen Timber's energy management system has been certified to ISO 50001 since 2011.
Iggesund Sawmill has been included in the certification for the environmental management system since 1999 and for the energy management system since 2011.
Holmen Timber holds chain-of-custody certification under PEFCTM (2004) and FSC® (FSC-ID) (2005).
Iggesund Sawmill has been included in the chain-of-custody certification for PEFCTM since 2004 and FSC® since 2005.
In 2017, the noise embankment was moved and raised to better protect the local community from sound from the plant.
Work began on laying a new road on the industrial site which will mean that the local community will not be subjected to as much traffic noise from trucks collecting finished goods as they were before. The road will also create a safer working environment on site, since it will minimise the crossing forklift traffic that is caused by the movement of the trucks.
Over the year, a number of efficiency projects were implemented with a view to increasing production at the mill.
Overall, the improvements have resulted in less of an environmental impact from noise and a safer working environment. Increased availability at the sawmill has led to more efficient electricity use. Greater use of the timber raw material has produced higher volumes of biofuel.
Disruptions to production and complaints
No disruptions to production with an environmental impact occurred during the year. No complaints were made against the sawmill.
Follow-up of environmental targets in 2017
Using the outcome figures for 2016 as a basis.
A 2 per cent reduction in electricity consumption, measured as kWh per m3 sawn timber.
The 2017 financial year saw a 2.6 per cent improvement in terms of reducing electricity consumption.
A 2 per cent reduction in diesel consumption, measured as litres per m3 sawn timber.
The 2017 financial year saw no improvements in terms of reducing diesel consumption.
Environmental targets in 2018
Using the outcome figures for 2017 as a basis.
A 3 per cent reduction in electricity consumption, measured as kWh per m3 sawn timber.
A 1 per cent reduction in diesel consumption, measured as litres per m3 sawn timber.