Environmental objectives

For many years, Holmen has been working with Group-wide environmental targets for sustainable development.

Targets and activities at European level

Holmen's environmental targets for sustainable development are in line
with the activities proposed by the European Commission which aims at tackling the ongoing changes to the Earth's climate.

Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the EU has adopted climate targets for 2020 and 2030. The EU’s total emissions are to be reduced by 20 per cent by 2020 and by 40 per cent by 2030 compared with 1990. At the end of 2018, the EU presented a long-term climate strategy with the goal of zero net emissions by 2050.

Holmen's operations are characterised by renewables in raw material and energy, recovery of energy and fibre, new products, and raw materials and products that bind carbon dioxide and serve as substitutes for materials that have an impact on climate. Holmen’s ambitions in the area of climate and energy are therefore in line with the sustainability goals formulated at global, European and national level.