We have identified Holmen’s three most important areas where we can make progress for a sustainable future.
At Holmen, successful enterprise and a sustainable future go hand in hand. Sustainability is about balancing several perspectives – economic, environmental and social – and succeeding in doing so over time.
It is in our interest and equally in the interest of society to manage the forest sustainably and to use the raw material in a wise and far-sighted way.
We are part of a value chain in which climate benefit is created at several stages and where we control a large proportion of the chain ourselves. We will increase the positive impact of our operations even further, while reducing our own climate footprint at the same time.
The forest’s uptake of carbon dioxide will increase through active and sustainable forestry with high growth, while we increase the storage of carbon dioxide in our climate-smart products. We will also cut emissions from our value chain in line with targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
We will increase the amount of carbon dioxide stored in our products while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
You can find more information about activities and outcomes under Climate benefit
We create the greatest benefit for the climate together with our customers. Their choosing renewable products from the forest, wind, and water mean that the world avoids fossil emissions. We make our customers part of a circular business that creates value at several stages of the chain. Our customers’ choices make a positive difference. And the best we can do for the climate is to help more customers to replace fossil sources with renewables, known as carbon dioxide substitution. The
goal is to help customers to choose more renewable products so that more fossil carbon atoms can stay in the ground.
We will increase the substitution of fossil carbon dioxide through higher sales of renewable products and renewable energy.
You can find more information about activities and outcomes under Climate benefit.
We are engaged with our employees and local communities and invest in development and community. When people and communities grow, we can grow too. We create a positive working climate through development and teamwork in equal measures, with
goal-oriented work on health and safety, diversity, and inclusion. Our forestry fosters thriving rural communities and enables people to live, work, and enjoy quality of life outside the urban regions.
We will be an attractive employer with a healthy work environment free from industrial accidents, discrimination, or harassment, and where employees recommend Holmen as a workplace.