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Facts for the last five years regarding costs for environmental protection.

Environmental protection costs

 2015 2014 2013   2012 2011 
Costs, SEKm          
Investments (remedial and preventive)  12  26 122 60 91
Electricity and heat-saving investments  181)  320 300 576  211
Environmental taxes and charges2)  12  10 14 22 23
Internal and external environmental costs3)  208  169 178 196  202
Environmental cost of forestry4)  101  70 84 93 90


  1. The high costs stated for 2011–2014 mainly consist of environmentally related elements of the implementation of biofuel boilers within Iggesund Paperboard and the wind farm at Varsvik, Norrtälje, Sweden.

  2. The stated amount includes costs for waste management, energy tax charged in Sweden on the use of fossil fuels, nitrogen oxide tax and inspection charges.
  3. This includes costs of environmental personnel, operation of treatment equipment, waste management, management systems, environmental training, applications for permits, environmental consultants and the costs of inquiries and measures in connection with discontinued operations.
  4. The environmental cost of forestry is calculated as the value of the wood that is not harvested for environmental reasons. Holmen sets aside 11 per cent of its productive forest for environmental reasons and thus refrains from harvesting around 11 per cent of the potential volume. The annual loss of income is estimated at around SEK 101 million.




The Holmen Group

Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth.

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