Being renewable touches every part of our business. Broadly, we look at renewability as a cycle, from raw material to product after-life, through recycling or degradability – and re-use as energy.
In production, our processes recycle chemicals and use biomass side streams to produce power and heat. Residuals and by-products such as bark and wood waste, lignin, black liquor and wastewater treatment sludge can be used for internal bioenergy production, among other things. Excess heat or energy is often sold to nearby businesses or communities.
Some 98% of all our waste and residuals are re-used, either in our own production or externally.