Iggesund Sawmill is located just south of Hudiksvall. It produces pine sawn timber destined for industrial customers, using raw material sourced principally from the counties of Hälsingland and Härjedalen. Most of the products are used for producing wood for exposed applications in residential settings.
Environmental activities in 2015
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 became certified to ISO 50001 in 2011, in a certification process that began in 2006.
Holmen Timber holds chain-of-custody certification under PEFCTM (2004) and FSC® (FSC-ID) (2005).
A number of efficiency enhancing projects raising availability at the mill were implemented at Iggesund Sawmill in 2015. All in all, the improvements mean that the timber raw material is being used to a greater extent, and electrical energy consumption is being reduced as a result of greater availability at the mill.
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 2015
Using the outcome figures for 2014 as a basis.
- A 1 per cent reduction in electricity consumption, measured as kWh per m3 sawn timber.
The target was not met, because production of sawn timber was lower than budgeted, partly due to market-led restrictions on production.
- A 1 per cent reduction in diesel consumption, measured as litres/m3 sawn timber.
The target was not met, because production of sawn timber was lower than budgeted, partly due to market-led restrictions on production. Inflow of raw material was on budget, however, leading to full stocks in log processing, as a result of which there was extensive truck operation.
Environmental targets in 2016
Using the outcome figures for 2015 as a basis.
- A 4 per cent reduction in electricity consumption, measured as kWh per m3 sawn timber.
- A 6 per cent reduction in diesel consumption, measured as litres/m3 sawn timber.